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Councilmember Dennis Shingleton

Dennis Shingleton

Dennis Shingleton was sworn in as a member of the City Council on July 12, 2011.

A graduate of Duquesne University with both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s of Science degrees, Shingleton received his MBA from TCU.

After 32 years of service to his country, Shingleton retired from the Army as a Colonel. He was the Chief of Staff for the 807th Medical Brigade, and was responsible for the training, supervision and mobilization of 4,200 physicians and other medical support personnel.

Shingleton recently retired as the Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration at the University of Texas Health Science Center’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth after 25 years.

Shingleton began his Fort Worth public service career as a member of the City Plan Commission in early 2000.  Prior to that appointment, he was the president of the Lake Country Property Owners Association and provided leadership to that group during the annexation of Lake Country into the City of Fort Worth in 1999.

He has also served in a number of other capacities with the city including:

  • Former chair, Let’s Talk Fort Worth citizen response committee
  • Former chair, Montgomery Street Advisory Committee
  • Past Chair, Fort Worth Committee on Annexation
  • Fort Worth Mobility and Air Quality Committee
  • Fort Worth Building Standards Commission

As a Fort Worth City Councilmember, Shingleton is currently serving on several City committees and TIFs:

  • Audit and Finance Committee
  • Housing and Economic Development Committee
  • Legislative and Intergovernmental Committee
  • TIF 2 Speedway (Chair)
  • TIF 9 Trinity River Vision (Chair)
  • TIF 12 E. Berry Renaissance

In addition, Shingleton currently chairs the Lake Worth Regional Coordination Committee, as well as the Tarrant Regional Water District Wholesale Advisory Committee. Shingleton is currently serving on the NAS/JRB Regional Coordination Committee, the USS Fort Worth Committee, the executive committee of the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, the Chisholm Trail American Red Cross board, and the Lighthouse for the Blind Board of Directors.

Shingleton and his wife, Cindy, have lived in Fort Worth for more than 23 years. They have three children and eight grandchildren. He is also a longtime Marshall for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, and is now serving as vice chairman of the Marshalls.


  • Party (for the) animals: Fort Worth Nature Center goes wild for 50th celebration
  • Lake Worth centennial year kicks off with proclamation
  • Fort Worth aiming to be healthy city with Blue Zones (Star-Telegram)

Contact Information

District 7 Office
1000 Throckmorton St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Telephone: 817-392-8807
Fax: 817-392-6187

Council aide:
Sami Roop



Dennis Shingleton
7/12/2011 to present

Carter Burdette
5/7/2005 to 7/12/2011

John Stevenson
5/3/2003 to 5/7/2005

Jeff Wentworth
5/3/1997 to 5/3/2003

Bill Meadows
5/5/1990 to 5/3/1997

Steve Murrin
7/12/1986 to 1/16/1990

Richard C/ Newkirk
5/5/1975 to 3/15/1986

(First single member district election occurred on April 19, 1977)

Pat Reece
4/7/1971 to 5/5/1975

Fred C. Rehfeldt
4/9/1969 to 4/7/1971

Frank G. Dunham, Jr.
4/24/1967 to 4/9/1969

Jim Eagle
4/6/1965 to 4/24/1967

R. E. Harding, Jr.
4/16/1963 to 4/6/1965

Mrs. M. M. McKnight
8/8/1956 to 4/2/1963

M. M. McKnight
4/5/1949 to 8/2/1956

Orville E. Tunstill
4/13/1938 to 4/5/1949

Dr. D. M. Rumph
4/7/1937 to 12/12/1938

William Monnig
4/7/1925 to 4/7/1937

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