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Mayor Olin Burnett Lane, Jr.Mayor Olin Burnett Lane, Jr. 
Mayor Lane was raised in University Park and graduated from Highland Park High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.  Following graduate work, Mayor Lane worked in the private technology sector before starting his own real estate and development company, Lane Properties.  Mayor Lane served as a member of the City Council from 1996 to 2002.  He has also served on numerous advisory committees for both the City and Highland Park Independent School District.  He and his wife Sally have two children and five grandchildren.

E-mail:  olane@uptexas.org

Mayor Mayor Pro Tem E. Taylor Armstrong, Jr.Pro Tem E. Taylor Armstrong, Jr.  

Mayor Pro Tem Armstrong is a lifelong resident of University Park.  He received his undergraduate degree and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Virginia, and is a graduate of Harvard's Advanced Management Development Program.  Mr. Armstrong has design, planning and construction and development experience.  His civic involvement includes serving on the boards of the School of Architecture at UVa, Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Park Cities Historical and Preservation Society, as well as numerous capacities at Park Cities Baptist Church.  Mr. Armstrong has previously served on the City's Board of Adjustment and was chairman of the Urban Design and Development Advisory Committee.  He and his wife, Carol, have two children.  

Email:  tarmstrong@uptexas.org

Councilmember Randy BiddleCouncilmember Randy Biddle   

Councilmember Biddle has been a lifelong resident of the Park Cities and has resided in University Park since 1979. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from South Texas College of Law. Prior to his election, Mr. Biddle served on the Zoning Ordinance and Advisory Commission, as well as the Planning and Zoning Commission.  His other civic involvement includes past board positions with the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. He and his wife, Barbara, have two sons, two daughters-in-law and one grandson who all live in University Park.

Email: rbiddle@uptexas.org

Councilmember Liz Farley
Councilmember Liz Farley 

Councilmember Farley is a seventh generation Texan and has called University Park home for the last 19 years. Liz received a degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin and a degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. Over the last 16 years she has served the city on the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Park Board. Prior to that, Liz partnered with the City to raise over $200,000 for reconstruction of our parks.  She was named the first University Park Citizen of the Year in 2005. Liz and her husband, Lane, have three children.

Email: lfarley@uptexas.org

Councilmember Gage A. Prichard, Sr.Councilmember Gage A. Prichard, Sr. 

Councilmember Prichard graduated from University Park Elementary School, Highland Park Junior High School, Highland Park High School, and Southern Methodist University.  He has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Board of Adjustment, the Public Works Advisory Committee, the Public Safety Committee and the Home Rule Charter Commission.  He and his wife, Gwen, have two children and five grandchildren.  All five grandchildren have gone through elementary, middle, and high school in the Highland Park School District.  Prichard and his wife also have eight great-grandchildren.  

Email: gprichard@uptexas.org

To contact the City Council, in order that your request can be addressed as quickly as possible, contact the City Secretary at 214-987-5302. The City Secretary will take your name and number and have the appropriate Council member contact you.  Communication with the Mayor and individual Council members is also possible by letter or e-mail.


Contact Information

The City Hall mailing address is:
3800 University Blvd
University Park, TX 75205

If you want to send a group email use city-council@uptexas.org

Learn more about Council duties and requirements by visiting the Elections Page.