City Mayor


Mayor Barbara Jones

Barbara Jones was elected to her first term as Mayor of Childress in May of 2010. Prior to being elected as Mayor she served on the City Council Place 2 from 1999. Mayor Jones worked for several years in the Childress School System. In 1999 she went to work for the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, in 2001 she was promoted to the Zone Managers position. Jones responsibilities are to oversee cotton growing operations monitoring for weevil activity in 22 counties of the Texas Panhandle, which comprise the Northern Rolling Plains Zone. After a destructive tornado hit the City of Childress in 2006, Jones was instrumental in the clean up and formed the Childress Cemetery Improvement Board. The group worked tireless hours to get the cemetery cleaned, headstones re-set, and new trees planted with the generous donations of concerned citizens. Jones has served on the Clarendon College board and the Museum board. She has also helped to get Childress named a Tree City, and has worked with the Keep Childress Beautiful group. Having been born and reared in Childress, Jones believes there is no other place to live and raise children. Barbara and her husband Robert area active members in The First Baptist Church of Childress. They have raised three sons, two that reside in Childress, and eight adorable grandchildren.

City Manager


Bryan Tucker

Bryan Tucker became the City Manager for the City of Childress in 2008. Bryan holds two business degrees from Texas Tech University, a BBA in Marketing and a BBA in Management. Bryan has over fifteen years of management experience in both the private and public sector. In the private sector, Bryan spent over six years as a Regional Manager in the Health Care industry, as well as fifteen years as a business owner in the construction industry. Bryan has served on various boards, including Texas Department of Rural Affairs, Texas Department of Agriculture Health & Economic Advisory Board, The Dub Nelson Flag Football League Board, The Community Fund Advisory Board and Four Winds Resource Conservation & Development Area Board. Bryan is a member of the Texas Tech Letterman’s Association. He’s an active volunteer speaker for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and works with various other non-profit groups.

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 Bow 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.


Brett Parr
Alderman- Place 3

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 Scholl 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.


Gwena Sharp
Alderwoman- Place 4

Gwena Sharp was elected to serve as Alderman Place 4 in May of 2012. She was born and raised in Childress and is 1985 Childress High School Alumni. Gwena attended Clarendon College for Accounting. She is a current member of the Childress Women’s Council and served as their Secretary for 2013. She was a S.W.T.O.P (SouthWest Tow Operator) Wecker Driver Continuing Education Teacher 2009-2010.  Gwena is the founder of the N.D.E. (Neighborhood Drug Enforcement) which started in 2011 to help clean out drugs from the community. The N.D.E. helped raise money for the current K9 drug dog. She is an active member of her community and cares about the people that reside in Childress. She attends First Baptist Church and volunteers for Champs for Christ on Wednesdays for the little kids. She is the Owner of Country Gal Fashions and is the Office Manager for her husband’s business, Billy’s Truck Service for 15 years now. Her store, Country Gal Fashions, is a member of the Chamber of Commerce. She is happily married to her husband, Billy Sharp, of 26 years. He is not only a business owner in the community but is also a Volunteer Firefighter and was Firefighter of the year in 2012. Their daughter, Skylar Sharp, is 24 years old. She is an LVN and is attending South Plains College for her RN. Their son, Dalton Sharp, is 18 years old and is currently working for the family business. They have 8 wonderful grandchildren. Gwena and her family love small town living and being a part of a wonderful family community.


Ronnie Shoffner
Alderman – Place 5

I was born in Childress, TX, and have lived here most of my life. I am a 1975 graduate of Childress High School and a 1977 graduate of Clarendon Junior College. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Sarah, for 38 years. We have a daughter, Jammie Palmer, a son, Nick Shoffner, and four grandchildren.

I have served this community in many areas. I was a volunteer fireman, on the board of Hope-4-U, and a Volunteer Chaplain at the TL Roach Unit. Presently, I am on the Childress Housing Authority Board and the Board of Good Samaritans. I am Chaplain for the Childress County Jail, the Hospice Chaplain for CRMC, and serve on the Ministerial Alliance. Currently, I am serving my second term as an Alderman for the City of Childress.

I was employed by Brown Auto Supply for 20 years where I assisted many with their automotive problems. Over the years I have ministered the word of God in different capacities. I have gone on several foreign mission trips and will go this year to Peru to assist a missionary family we support. Since 2005, I have served as pastor of Trinity Worship Center of Childress.

Administrative Staff

City Secretary
Stephanie Reed

City Treasurer
Shonda Ross

Water Department Clerk
Amy Garcia