The Arlington City Council is comprised of a Mayor and eight City Council members. Elections are conducted every spring in May.

Council Member Michael Glaspie District 8


Council Member Michael Glaspie District 8

Mayor Pro Tempore

First Elected May 2012
Term expires May 2019


Represents the entire city.

A native Texan, Michael has been an Arlington resident for over 30 years.  He and his wife, Janice, have a daughter and two sons.  They are members of Mount Olive Baptist Church, where Michael serves as Minister of Christian Education & Community Outreach.  He previously served as Executive Director of Metro Christian Academy and as Manager of the Mount Olive Baptist Church Federal Credit Union.

Michael was elected and served on the Arlington Independent School District Board of Trustees for 17 years, from 1991-2008.

Michael earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics followed by a Master’s Degree in Marketing-Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.  He later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Southern Bible Institute and a Master’s Degree in Religion from B.H. Carroll Theological Institute.

Michael worked for International Business Machines (IBM) in Marketing/Marketing Management for 21 years.   He is a Decorated U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Veteran, receiving the Battalion Spirit of Honor Award and Valor in Combat medals.

Council Committees

    • Finance and Audit Committee
    • Economic Development
    • Community and Neighborhood Development

Council Representation

    • Arlington Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
    • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones

Community Service – Current Boards & Activities

    • Arlington Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee
    • Arlington Clergy and Police Partnership – Charter Member
    • Arlington New Beginnings – Chair
    • Community Emergency Response Team
    • Southern Bible Institute – Secretary
    • Tarrant Appraisal District
    • Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital –Chair

Community Service – Past Organizations & Activities

    • Arlington Human Service Planners – Executive Committee
    • Arlington ISD Education Foundation
    • Champion Arlington Task Force
    • Downtown Arlington Management Corporation
    • Goodwill Games Assessment Committee
    • Greater Tarrant County United Way Marketing Committee
    • Kiwanis Club
    • Leadership Arlington
    • Pastor of the Day – Texas House of Representatives
    • Tarrant County Grand Jury Commissioner
    • Tarrant County Senior Citizens Services – Secretary/Executive Committee
    • Tarrant County Youth Collaboration Board
    • University of Texas at Arlington – Dean of Science Search Committee
    • Dallas Baptist University – Adjunct Professor
    • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    • Arlington Chamber Foundation – President
    • Arlington Charities
    • Arlington Ethics Review Commission 


    • Bachelor’s Degree/Mathematics – University of Texas/ Austin
    • Master’s Degree/Marketing-Finance – University of Texas/ Austin
    • Bachelor’s Degree/Biblical Studies – Southern Bible Institute
    • Master’s Degree/Religion – B.H. Carroll Theological Institute


    • Married – Wife, Janice McCullough Glaspie
    • Children – daughter Tamara/sons Michael, Jr. & Marcus
    • Occupation – Minister of Christian Education & Community Outreach / Mt. Olive Baptist Church
    • International Business Machines (IBM) – Marketing/Marketing Management (21 years)
    • Metro Charter Academy – served as Executive Director
    • Mount Olive Baptist Church Federal Credit Union – served as Manager
    • Arlington Resident for over 30 Years
    • Native Texan
    • Decorated U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Veteran
        • Battalion Spirit of Honor Award
        • Valor in Combat medals

Contact Your Council Member

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