District Five

Jim Holmes

Jim HolmesTerm Expires May 2021


Jim Holmes was appointed to the Waco City Council in 2016 as the representative for District V.  He was subsequently elected to the District V Council seat in May 2017, and he ran without opposition for the seat in May 2019. Holmes served as the Mayor Pro Tem in 2017-2018.

Holmes is Senior Vice President with the First National Bank of Central Texas (FNBCT), a regional bank headquartered in Waco.  Prior to FNBCT 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 companies, 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 also support several community non-profits, including the Waco Symphony Orchestra, Leadership Waco, Creative Waco, and the Junior League of Waco.

Jim received his Finance Degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska; and attended Baylor School of Law.  Holmes also served as instructor at the LSU Graduate School of Banking in Baton Rouge.  He has two sons; Spencer and Kennedy.  In his spare time, Holmes enjoys travel, mountain climbing, fly-fishing, jet-skiing, guitar, and attending Baylor sporting events.

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