Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley presides over the Tarrant County Commissioners Court. He is a leader in transportation, efficient government, and support for veterans and military families as well as youth and children’s issues.
Judge Whitley earned an accounting degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and co-founded the accounting firm Whitley Penn in 1983. Judge Whitley was elected a Tarrant County Commissioner in 1996 and Tarrant County Judge in 2006.
Judge Whitley is a past president of the National Association of Counties and of the North Central Texas Council of Governments, organizations that help local government develop policy, recognize regional opportunities and make collaborative decisions. He is a past chairman of the Regional Transportation Council and the Texas Conference of Urban Counties. Judge Whitley is currently a member of the University of North Texas System Board of Regents.
Under his leadership, the county’s transportation bond package helps cities build and widen roads. He has played a leading role in improving access and care at the JPS Health Network. In 2010, Judge Whitley was nationally recognized by American City and County magazine as County Leader of the Year. He and his wife, Brenda, live in Hurst, have three grown children and seven grandchildren.