Joe Farmer

Past Allen Mayor Joe Farmer
Mayor from January 7, 1988 - May 4, 1996
  • “Seek first to understand.”
Leadership Mentors and Lessons Learned
  • Uncle, GT Stogner - Always believe in people and be friendly to everyone you meet.
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Highlights as Mayor
  • Formation of the Allen Economic Development Corporation.
  • Growing the paramedic and fire department and the police department. Recognition for low crime rate.
  • Major capital improvements - Allen’s partnership into the North Texas Municipal Water District, bond funds for infrastructure and Cottonwood Creek flood plain.
Favorite places in Allen
  • Bethany Lakes Park and Joe Farmer Recreation Center because of the foot print they provided for future parks and recreation development.