LEADERSHIP—ELECTED OFFICIALS

District Five

Jim Holmes

Jim HolmesTerm Expires May 2019

 

Jim Holmes was appointed to the Waco City Council in 2016 as the representative for District V, and was subsequently elected to the District V Council seat in May 2017. In addition, Holmes served as the Mayor Pro Tem in 2017-2018.

Holmes also heads up FirstHawk Capital, a Waco investment firm.  Prior to FirstHawk, Holmes served as Director and Executive Vice President of FirstCity Commercial Corporation (a global commercial real estate investment and services firm based in Waco) for over 20 years; through the end of 2017. 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 has served as Director on the Boards of over 20 investment and operating subsidiaries, including business lines in the U.S., France, Germany, Mexico, and Chile.

Holmes currently sits on the Advisory Board of Directors for the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, the Policy Board of the Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Executive Board of the Heart of Texas Council of Governments, and serves on various Waco City Council committees.  Jim and his wife Cindy are active members of the St. Louis Church of Waco, and are also involved with several community non-profits, 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, and attending Baylor sporting events.

Contact Jim Holmes:
Jim.Holmes@wacotx.gov

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