Texoma Council of Governments will soon have a different face leading the organization as Executive Director Susan B. Thomas recently announced her resignation in order to pursue new endeavors. TCOG has formally announced the launch of a search to find a new executive director.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve as TCOG’s Executive Director for more than 9 years, and I am grateful for the opportunities and experiences the position has provided me both personally and professionally," Thomas said.

Thomas has served as executive director of TCOG for over nine years and her last day will be July 18.

“TCOG is a vital resource for the people of Texoma, and the organization provides critical services and support for this region’s most vulnerable populations," Thomas said. "I am proud of the work my staff and I have accomplished over the last several years, and I am confident TCOG employees will continue to serve this region with commitment and compassion for years to come.”

In response to the notice of resignation, Cooke County Judge Jason Brinkley, who currently serves as TCOG’s board president, as well as Grayson County Commissioner Jeff Whitmire, Fannin County Judge Spanky Carter, Denison City Council member Teresa Adams and Gainesville Mayor Jim Goldsworthy have formed a search committee and will be accepting applications through May 21.

“I know the TCOG board is thankful for the many years of service by Dr. Thomas," Brinkley said. "She has been a great asset to TCOG and to the Texoma region. We wish her the best of luck in all future endeavors.”

Applications and resumes may be submitted online on TCOG’s website at www.tcog.com/employment.

The Texoma Council of Governments is a voluntary association of the local governments in Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties. Established in 1968, the Texoma Council of Governments promotes economy and efficiency in the coordinated planning and development of the tri-county region through its community and economic development activities.