Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 11:45 AM
Commissioner, District 1
Bent Tree Country Club
Commissioner Maurine Dickey was elected to her second term as County Commissioner in November 2008. She comes to the Dallas County Commissioners Court as former Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Parkland Hospital Board, and is the only County Commissioner to have ever served on the Parkland Board.
Maurine has a Bachelor of Humanities and Science Degree from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington.
She chaired and served on the Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Services, an agency that is devoted to the protection of children, for six and one-half years. Other related service includes chairing the Dallas County Youth Services Advisory Board, the Dallas County Child Welfare Board, as well as Dallas County MHMR. She also served on the Regional Child Welfare Board, the CPS State Advisory Committee and was a founding member of CPS Community Partners in 1990.
Maurine also serves on the Board of the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Commissioner Dickey's years of community service and involvement in a variety of boards, groups and commissions provide a natural platform to move from volunteer to policymaker. The tremendous benefit she brings is her working knowledge of the needs, challenges and benefits of local government and service institutions that work to help provide a safety net for those most disadvantaged members of our society in need of extra care and protection.
She has been married to Roland Dickey for 42 years. They have two grown sons. Maurine, Roland, and their sons are all graduates of Southern Methodist University. The Dickey family owns Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, a franchised chain of over 90 restaurants around the country. Dickey's was originally established by Roland's father in 1941.