City Mayor

Mayor Brett Parr

Brett Parr is currently in his 5th year on the Childress City Council. He has served the last 2 years as Mayor-Pro-Tem. He was born and raised in Childress, grew up farming and ranching, and graduated from Childress High School in 1972. Brett graduated from McMurry University in 1976. After 31 years as a teacher and coach and many years in the cattle ranching business, he now operates the First Childress Insurance Agency located at First Bank and Trust. His coaching stops included Abilene, Plains, and Childress and he taught the last 18 years for the Windham School District T.D.C.J.

Brett has served on church boards in Abilene, Plains, Childress, and Albuquerque, N.M. He has been an officer of little league, littler dribblers, Bobcat Boosters and Bobcat Band Boosters. Brett served on the Childress County Appraisal Board for 7 years and as President for one year. He is also on the Childress County Club Board, Childress Rotary Club Board and the Childress All School Reunion Committee. He currently serves as the legislative representative for the local Texas Retired Teachers Association. He is also a member of the McMurry University Athletic Hall of Honor.

Brett is married to Barbara Sue (Nelson) Parr, also a 1972 Childress graduated. They have 5 children and nine grandchildren, with another one on the way. Their families have been farming and ranching in the Childress area for over 100 years.

City Manager

Kevin Hodges


City Council


Lee Ann Dean
Alderwoman- Place 1

I was elected to place 1 in May 2007. I came to Childress in 1977 with my parents, Johnnie and June Lott, who moved here to open OTASCO, a small Home and Auto store. Growing up primarily in Childress, I graduated from Childress High in 1983. In 1985, I married a hometown boy, Scott Dean. We have enjoyed raising our children in the same surrounding that we grew up in, as well as our parents. It is a great place to start and raise a family.

For over 36 years retail has been a large part of my life. I feel it is what keeps a small community alive and growing. I work with my family at what is known as Lott Sales Company. It is owned and operated by 2nd generations of the Lott Family. I have been an employee and manager since 2006. Lott Sales Company has 3 locations, 2 on Hwy 287, and one located in the heart of downtown Childress on Commerce St., where you will find me at Gordon’s Furniture, a business that has been in operation for 65 years. Prior to working with family, my husband and I owned and operated Deans Homerun Sports on Main St. opening in 1992. For 14 years our business continued to grow and kept me involved in various community, civic, school activities, and organizations.

I am a Christian and an active member of the Church of Christ. I have been involved in the Greenbelt Bowl All Star Classic for over 20 years serving on the board for 10 years of that time.  I have been involved with Rotary Club, Downtown Merchants Association and now I am a board member and actively involved in our Historical Texas Main Street Program.

Throughout the 36 years I have lived in Childress I have seen the city thrive, change, and grow and I believe this growth is continuing. I have enjoyed being what I consider a small part of a large thing for 6 years by serving on the Childress City Council.


Sharon Blackburn
Alderwoman- Place 2

Sharon Blackburn was elected to place 2 of the Childress City Council in May 2009. As a native of Childress, TX, she enjoys the values afforded in the small town and aspires to preserve the integrity of the rural community. She received a BBA from Texas Tech University and is the owner of Blackburn Media Group, a regional news provider. Prior to working as the CFO as Blackburn Media Group, Sharon owned and operated Blackburn’s Family Clothier which was established in 2001. Since returning to Childress in 2001, Sharon has served the community on the Childress Chamber of Commerce, Childress Women’s League, Childress Elementary PTO, and in the Childress Rotary Club where she has served as President and received Rotarian of the year twice. Sharon faithfully serves as a member of the First Baptist Church of Childress. She is the wife of Christopher Blackburn and the proud mother of Jackson and Sutton Hawk Blackburn who attend Childress Elementary School.

Alderman – Place 3

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Joshua Johnson
Alderman – Place 4

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Marino Rodriguez
Alderman – Place 5

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Administrative Staff

D’Linda Dockery

Debra Williams

Mauro Hernandez