District Five

Jim Holmes

Jim Holmes

Mayor Pro Tem - Term Expires May 2019

Jim Holmes was appointed to the Waco City Council in June 2016, as the representative for District V, and was subsequently elected to the District V Council seat in May 2017. Holmes is also currently serving as Mayor Pro Tem.

Holmes serves as Director and Executive Vice President of FirstCity Commercial Corporation (a division of Trimont Real Estate Advisors, a global commercial real estate services firm). Jim helped establish the FirstCity international investment platform in Waco in 1991, assisted in taking the platform public in 1995, and served as its Chief Operations Officer and Corporate Treasurer until 2015.  Holmes is a Director on the Boards of over 20 investment and operating subsidiaries, including business lines in the U.S., Mexico and Chile.

Holmes currently serves on the Advisory Board of Directors for the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, and is active in St. Louis Church of Waco. Jim and his wife Cindy have been active in many community causes, including the Waco Symphony Orchestra, Leadership Waco, CASA of McLennan County, and the Junior League of Waco.

Jim received his Finance Degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska; and attended Baylor School of Law.  He has two sons; Spencer and Kennedy.  In his spare time, Holmes enjoys travel, mountain climbing, fly-fishing, skiing, guitar, music and attending Baylor sporting events.

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