Teresa M. Adams recently announced her candidacy for Denison City Council, Place 1, which was left vacant by the resignation of Matt Hanley in January. Adams said she wants to run for the position to secure a bright future for her family and to provide other families with opportunities within the city.

Teresa M. Adams recently announced her candidacy for Denison City Council, Place 1, which was left vacant by the resignation of Matt Hanley in January. Adams said she wants to run for the position to secure a bright future for her family and to provide other families with opportunities within the city.


Adams cited her experience in the business sector and leadership roles, including her present position as the vice president of administration of the Denison Education Fund, as aspects of life that have prepared her for the position within the City Council.


"I want to continue the great efforts by our city and community leaders of revitalizing Denison to make it a great place to live and work," said Adams.


Adams said her goal is to help Denison continue ongoing development and support the "Team Denison" concept. Adams said she sees revitalization as a priority to the growth of Denison and it "will celebrate and preserve Denison’s history, promote community pride and provide a safe and inviting environment for all residents." In order to bring more jobs to Denison, Adams said, she would pursue the continued development of Gateway Village, and a use a "pro-business attitude" in prioritizing developments within the city.


A project that Adams would like to see come to fruition as a member of the City Council is a sports complex for youth within the city that would support activities for all age groups.


Adams has worked for 14 years with Edward Jones Investments, and is a licensed financial adviser. Prior to her financial work, Adams worked for five years as the general manager for Nelson Equipment Co., Inc. in Louisiana. Adams also owned and operated a clothing boutique in Bossier City, La. for five years.


Outside of her work with the DEF, Adams was also president of the Denison Chamber, the Junior Alpha Delphians Club and Denison High School Parent Teacher Organization, and had a leadership role with the Denison High School Cheerleader Booster Club.