Posted on Jan 07, 2019

Mineral Wells Mayor Pro Tem and Ward 2 Councilwoman Tammy Underwood, above left, helped Rotary Club of Mineral Wells kick off 2019 as the year's first guest speaker. She is pictured with club President JJ Dugan.

The club met Wednesday, Jan. 2, at noon at Holiday Hills Country Club.

Underwood talked about the many positive things currently going in the city, highlighted by the improvements in downtown, and talked about some of the critical issues ahead, topped by council's working toward selection of a new city manager to replace fellow Rotarian Lance Howerton, who retired Dec. 31 after serving 25 years in the city leadership role.

Underwood also noted city infrastructure and facilities are also important issues likely to be addressed in an upcoming municipal bond election.

Also important will be the May city council elections, with four seats whose terms are up this year, including Underwood's. Her Ward 2 seat covers northeast and a portion of southeast Mineral Wells. She is completing her eighth year, fourth term, on Mineral Wells City Council representing Ward 2.

Underwood is the Director of Customer Support for Genesys Aerosystems, a local manufacturer of autopilot and avionics systems for airplanes and helicopters.

She and her husband, Mike, have lived in Mineral Wells for 34 years. Their daughter, Stephanie Parker, and husband, Monty Parker Jr., live in Mineral Wells with their awesome grandchildren, Riggin and Kirsten. They tragically lost a son, Richard, who left them her and Mike with two precious grandchildren, Cloa and Brent, who also reside in Mineral Wells.

Tammy has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. She is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt – a process used to analyze and solve quality problems and develop and manage quality improvement projects. She is a certified AS9100, a widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. She is also an ISO-14001 lead auditor, an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system to help organizations improve their environmental performance.

She previously served on the board of directors of Holiday Hills Country Club; is a Past Vice President of Brazos River Wounded Warriors Outdoors; is a member of the Mayor’s Committee on Boards and Commissions; a Leadership Mineral Wells Class 16 Alumni; was a part of the “Team Mineral Wells” group that previously went to Austin; and is a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church.

We thank Mrs. Underwood for taking time to come and talk with Rotary, discussing some of the major city topics and issues and fielding questions and feedback from members in attendance.

Rotary Club of Mineral Wells meets every Wednesday at noon for lunch, networking, updates on club news and projects and a program of interest. Meetings are for club members and invited guests, especially guests interested in learning more about, and becoming a member of, Rotary to put "Service Above Self."