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Mayor
Mayor, James A. Thompson

A native Texan, James A. "Jimmy" Thompson graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University and was a United States Air Force C-130 pilot from 1970 to 1979.

Thompson was the first resident-elected board member of Fort Bend Municipal Utility District No. 12 and later was appointed to Fort Bend Levee Improvement District No. 2, for which he served 15 years.

Thompson served from 1996 to 2005 on the Sugar Land City Council as a District and At-Large council member and is serving his fourth and final term as mayor of Sugar Land. He was involved with major mobility improvements; the creation of Town Square; the development of Sugar Land Regional Airport; numerous additions to the city park system; acquisition of the land for the Brazos River Corridor; and the establishment of the University of Houston campus in Sugar Land, Constellation Ball Park.

In 2005, Governor Rick Perry appointed Thompson to the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents. He also serves on the Sugar Land Advisory Council with the University of Houston System and the Local Development Board for Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Healthcare System. Additionally, Thompson previously served on the United States Conference of Mayors committees for Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment, Sports, and Energy.

Thompson and his wife, Gay, have been married since 1970. They have three children -- Michael, Tara, and Meredith.

Civic & Community
  • University of Houston System
    • Sugar Land Advisory Council
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
    • Board of Regents, Chairman
  • Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Healthcare System
    • Local Development Board
  • Sugar Land City Council
    • Past District Council Member
    • Past At-Large Council Member
  • Fort Bend Municipal Utility District No. 12
    • Past Board Member
  • Fort Bend Levee Improvement District No. 2
    • Past Board Member
Term
May 2014 - May 2016

Education
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Bellaire High School

Business & Professional
  • TEAM Associates, Inc.
  • Founder and President


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P.O. Box 110
Sugar Land, TX 77487-0110
 
Ph: 281-275-2714
Fx: 281-275-2721
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