Rockwall Mayor and City Council

   

Mayor - Kevin Fowler MAYOR
Kevin Fowler

Biography
Welcome to Rockwall! Ours is one of the fastest growing cities in North Texas. Rockwall was founded in 1854 and is the County Seat of Rockwall County. Rockwall is approximately 22 miles east of downtown Dallas on Interstate 30 with a population of more than 45,000.


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Mayor Kevin Fowler

Kevin FowlerKevin Fowler was first elected to the Rockwall City Council in 2015 and then reelected in 2017 and 2019. He served as Mayor Pro-Tem from 2018-2019 and again from 2020-2021. He was elected Mayor in 2021. Kevin has lived in Rockwall since 2000 where he has been active in the Rockwall community serving in leadership roles on a number of boards and city appointed commissions, including the Rockwall Economic Development Corporation, Building Better Roads Bond Committee, Rockwall Business and Education Committee, the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce, the Rockwall Rotary Club, Lake Pointe Hospital, the YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, Rockwall Youth Fair and CASA.

He has been in the banking industry 30 years and is currently the Rockwall Regional President of Lakeside Bank. His education includes a B.S. in Finance from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA and he is a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Southwestern Graduate School of Banking. Kevin is a member of First Baptist Church of Rockwall. He is married to Amanda and has 4 children, (Jake, Davis, Grace and Dawson) and a granddaughter, Ryder.


OUR MISSION
The purpose of the government of the City of Rockwall is to provide responsible leadership and the services and infrastructure necessary for a safe environment and a high quality of life for our citizens.

 

MEETINGS & AGENDAS
Council Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at, 385 S. Goliad, Council Chambers.
Meeting & Agendas Page

BEYOND THE HORIZON -
DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AWARD

The City of Rockwall has developed a program called the Beyond The Horizon Distinguished Citizen Award to recognize and award its citizens for extraordinary contributions to the community that go above and beyond all others. more...

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
The Mayor and all members of the City Council are elected 'at large.' The City of Rockwall is not split up into specific precincts or districts for municipal elections. Correspondence to the Mayor and/or the City Council may be sent to:

 

Rockwall City Hall
385 South Goliad
Rockwall, Texas 75087

 

Rockwall City Council Group Photo

 

 

 

Bennie Daniels - Place 1 PLACE 1
Bennie Daniels

Biography
Elected: 2017

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Bennie Daniels

Bennie DanielsBennie Daniels was elected to the Rockwall City Council in 2017. He previously served two terms on the Council from 2011 to 2015. While on the Council, Bennie served as liaison to the Rockwall Economic Development Corporation, Fireman Pension Board, and Architectural Review Board as well as on the Naming & Citizens Award subcommittee.

Bennie and his wife have been married for fifty-five years and have two sons and three grandchildren. They are forty year residents of Rockwall. Bennie has a business degree from Louisiana Tech University. He worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau for the Census for twenty-two years and was awarded the U. S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for exceptional contributions as Assistant Regional Director, Dallas, Texas. He owned an insurance agency in Rockwall from 1985 until he retired in 2007. During the operation of his agency, he was ranked in the top seven percent of State Farm agents nationwide.

Bennie has contributed to the Rockwall community in many capacities, including being on the Board of Directors for the YMCA and Rockwall County Helping Hands, where he served five years as Chairman of the Board. He was a founding member of the Rockwall Breakfast Rotary and is a member of the Rockwall Police Academy Association. Bennie and his family were one of six families from First Baptist Church of Rockwall who founded Lakepointe Church in 1979. They currently are members of First Baptist Church of Rockwall.







John Hohenshelt - Place 2 and Mayor Pro Tem PLACE 2
MAYOR PRO-TEM
John Hohenshelt

Biography
Elected: 2014

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John Hohenshelt

John HohensheltJohn Hohenshelt was appointed to the Rockwall City Council, Place 2 in December 2014. John grew up in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas and attended Jesuit High School. He and his wife, Kellie, moved to Rockwall in 1998 after both served as Captains in the US Army. They have been married over 20 years and have two children, Ashlyn and J.C., who attended Rockwall-Heath High School.

Prior to joining the City Council, John Hohenshelt served seven years on the Rockwall Economic Development Corporation, including one year as Chairman. He also currently serves on the Board of the Rockwall County Central Appraisal District.

His professional experience includes being a Captain in the US Army where he served as Chief of International and Operational Law at I Corps and Fort Lewis, Washington. After leaving the US Army he was a Partner in Paragon Industries, L.P. for 14 years with the role of President responsible for the daily operations and leadership of the manufacturing company in Mesquite, Texas. He left Paragon in 2014 and currently works as the founder and President of Taiga Coolers, LLC which manufactures high performance custom coolers.

He and his family attend First United Methodist Church of Heath where they have served in numerous capacities over the years including the finance, education and building committees.

His education includes a B.A. in Economics, an M.A. in Latin American Studies and a Juris Doctor all from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He is a member of the Texas Bar.






Clarence Jorif - Place 3 PLACE 3
Clarence Jorif

Biography
Elected: 2021

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Clarence Jorif

Clarence JorifClarence Jorif was elected to the Rockwall City Council in May 2021. He received his master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Safety/Crisis Management from Norwich University in Northfield, VT. He received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the State University of New York.

Clarence began his prestigious military career in the U.S. Army as a military police officer stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas. He worked his way through the ranks and was subsequently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Command, where he was a highly decorated U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3.

Clarence has honed his leadership skills throughout 38+ years of federal, county, local, and military law enforcement service. He retired in December 2016 as a Senior Special Agent from the U.S. Secret Service, where he provided and supervised protective operations for the President and Vice President of the United States, former presidents, and foreign heads of state.

He is the owner of The Compound Royse City, which is a shooting sports training facility currently located in Rockwall, Texas. The business affords individuals the ability to learn protective skills needed to safeguard themselves and their families.

Clarence has been a resident of Rockwall since 2012, where he resides with his wife, Lyne, and three daughters, Maya, Sydney, and Darby.







Trace Johannesen - Place 4 PLACE 4
Trace Johannesen

Biography
Elected: 2018

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Trace Johannesen

Trace JohannesenTrace Johannesen was elected to Rockwall City Council in 2018. He and his wife Amy live in Stone Creek Estates with their three children. Trace works in business strategy and technology consulting for a purpose-driven consulting firm called Slalom. Prior to joining Slalom, Trace worked for technology professional services firms in varying leadership roles.

Before City Council, Trace served on Rockwall’s Architectural Review Board. He also proudly serves Rockwall in varying capacities including leading Communications for the local American Legion Post, as a partner in Chamber of Commerce, a Founding Member of Rockwall Veterans Business Alliance, and a Founding Member of 100 Business Leaders of Rockwall County.

A fourth-generation US Marine, Trace left his job to enlist in September 2001 in the wake of the terrorist attacks. He deployed to Okinawa and the Philippines, completed his service in 2005, and returned to Texas A&M University in College Station only to be recalled to service in 2007. He then deployed to Iraq on a Military Transition Team (MiTT) embedded with the Iraqi Army as military instructor cadre. Upon his return to Texas, Trace completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Management Information Systems at Texas A&M.







Dana Macalik - Place 5 PLACE 5
Dana Macalik

Biography
Elected: 2017

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Dana Macalik

Dana MacalikDana K. Macalik was elected to the Rockwall City Council in May 2017. Dana is a 5th generation resident of Rockwall, having attended Rockwall schools, graduating from Rockwall High School in 1980. Dana raised her family in Rockwall, with one son graduating from Rockwall High School and two sons from Rockwall-Heath High School. She has been active in the Rockwall community, serving in various leadership roles on several boards and commissions; currently she serves on the Board of Directors of Star Transit. She and her husband, Jeff, live in Chandlers Landing and have four adult children: Julie, Robert, Austin and Eric, along with daughters-in-law, Katy and Maggie, and son-in-law Jamie and grandchildren, Lance (age 5), and Frankie Jo (born 2021).

Dana is employed with Keller Williams Realty, where she focuses in growth development, management and market center profitability and will sell real estate. She spent 10 years in real estate prior to joining the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, where she was the President. In that capacity, she supported businesses, leaders and citizens expanding economic development opportunities. While there, Dana led the Chamber to receive 4-Star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for Operational Excellence. Prior to her roles in Rockwall, Dana spent 25 years in sales and marketing management. Dana received her B.A. in Marketing from Sam Houston State University, and graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a professional development degree in Institute of Organizational Management. She is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Rockwall. Dana is a member of the First Baptist Church of Rockwall and Rockwall Noon Rotary Club, having served as President 2020-2021.







Anna Campbell - Place 6 PLACE 6
Anna Campbell

Biography
Elected: 2021

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Anna Campbell

Anna CampbellAnna G. Campbell was appointed to the Rockwall City Council in June of 2020. Anna was born and raised in the Republic of Panama (Canal Zone). She is a 30-year resident of the City of Rockwall where she has raised her two sons. She has been active in the Rockwall community, serving as President of the Rockwall County Hispanic Republican Club and on the Executive Board of the Rockwall Women’s League. Anna is the President Elect for the Rockwall County Republican Women, and holds additional leadership roles with the Boys and Girls Club, and the Rockwall Rotary Club.

Anna is a 20 year educator for Rockwall ISD. She has taught bilingual kindergarten and 1st grade; ESL and Spanish in middle school; and AVID, ESL and Spanish at Rockwall High School. She has served on the RHS Leadership Team for 10 years, and currently sponsors the RHS Interact Club, which connects high school students with Rockwall Rotary projects. Anna has received several honors, including Williams Middle School Teacher of the Year, Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year, the Hawk Award-Most Influential Teacher of the Year (twice), Multi-Cultural Secondary Teacher of the Year and nominated by students, peers and parents for the Sterling Shining Star Award. Anna earned a B.A. in English and Spanish.

Anna has also served the Rockwall County Hispanic community working with churches and other organizations in providing legal assistance, as well as family involvement in education and the community. Anna enjoys spending time with her family and is a member of the First Baptist Church of Rockwall.