Brian J. Eades, Commissioner Place 2:
Commissioner Eades is a native of Amarillo who was raised in the Olsen Park neighborhood. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. While considering applying to medical school, he was active in masters-level work at the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. He then matriculated at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 1981, and completed his specialty training at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He has since practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology in Amarillo for almost 22 years. In addition to medicine, Commissioner Eades is a manager and Medical Director at Awaken Spa, a medical day spa in Amarillo.
Brian Eades and Jennifer Powell married in 1987. They have two daughters, Lauren and Rachel. Lauren is a recent graduate from Tufts University in Boston with degrees in International Relations and Spanish, while Rachel is at Amarillo College. Last but certainly not least, Jennifer is the business manager at St. Andrews Episcopal School.
Since his election to the city commission in 2007, Commissioner Eades has prioritized issues of public health and safety. The Mayor and the Commission established Amarillo’s first new fire stations in 50 years. They also developed the new Amarillo Emergency Communications Center and Emergency Operations Center to coordinate disaster planning. A new ambulance permit has been put in place along with and a new bridge at 3rd and Grand that will soon open the area to better emergency and economic access. Currently serving as the chairman of the Emergency Care Advisory Board, Commissioner Eades’ monitoring of “pre-hospital” care in the city is increasingly fine-tuned.
Economic development has also been a priority of Commissioner Eades. Projects evaluated and approved by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) have been a mainstay of progress in our city and region. Projects including Bell Helicopter, Alstom, Hilmar Cheese, and other financial and food service industries have grown during his administration. As a board member of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, Commissioner Eades is an aggressive advocate of maintaining a healthy business community.
Commissioner Eades has been an ardent supporter of downtown redevelopment. As member of the Amarillo Local Government Corporation, Eades will supervise the construction of a new multi-purpose events venue, a parking garage, and a convention hotel using tax incentives with public/private partnerships.
As a life-long conservative, Commissioner Eades has perspectives on public safety, water reserves, taxation, infrastructure, and job growth that reflects his deeply held West Texas values.
Phone: (806) 355-6330
Term of Office: 2007-2013