Our guest today is the current district clerk of Tarrant County, Texas, Tom Wilder. Tom took office in 1995 and was recently re-elected for another 4-year term last November. He serves on the Tarrant County Information Technology Steering Committee, Justice Executive Planning Committee, Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, E-Gov Committee, and chairs the Tarrant County Bail Bond Board.
Mr. Wilder sits on the Board of Directors for the District Court Alliance and is a member of the County and District Clerks' Association. He also is an associate member of the Tarrant County Bar Association and sits on the TVAS (Pro Bono) Committee.
Prior to being elected District Clerk, he was the owner of the Wilder Company, a Commercial Real Estate Services firm for 25 years.
In 1987, Tom was appointed by Governor Bill Clements as a board member of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M, the largest real estate research body in the USA. He served there for over seven years and was elected chairman 1991-1992.
Mr. Wilder has received two statewide Best Practices Awards from the Texas Association of Counties and special recognition from the Texas House of Representatives for cost efficient operation of the District Clerk's office.
He is here today to talk about local government and update what is happening in the District Clerk's office.
Mr. Wilder has been active in National, State, and local politics beginning in 1962 on the college campus of the University of Dallas.