Mayor Glenn Barham

Term and Responsibilities

  • First Elected Mayor May 2010
  • Reelected May 2012, serving until May 2014
  • Reelected May 2014, serving until November 2016
  • Elected Councilor At-Large June 2007 serving until May 2009
  • Reelected May 2009, served until elected Mayor 2010

Council Liaison to:

  • 4A Economic Development Corporation
  • Employee Benefits Trust Committee
  • Housing Authority of Wichita Falls
  • Council Employee Oversight Committee
  • Nortex Regional Planning Commission
  • Wichita County/CWF Hospital Board
  • Wichita Wilbarger 911 District


  • Graduate: Midwestern State University, 1976; Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
  • Attended public schools in Wichita Falls, graduating from Rider High School in 1969
  • Graduate: Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, 1986, with studies in the areas of Management, Planning and Budgets, Media Relations, Constitutional Law and Stress.


  • Began employment with the Wichita Falls Police Department as a Dispatcher August 22, 1972. Graduated from the WFPD Academy on May 30, 1974 and retired as a Sergeant June 30, 2005.

Boards, Civic Interests

  • 4B Sales Tax Corporation
  • Salvation Army Board of Directors, Wichita Falls, since November 2004
  • Mavericks of Wichita Falls Inc., since September 2004


  • Married to Mary Lynne Barham since 1977. Mary Lynne recently retired from the Wichita Falls Independent School District after 39 years of service.
  • Two children: Daughter- Erin, married to Andy Pinney living in Sioux City Iowa and Son- Brad Barham, married to Stephanie and living in Abilene, TX.
  • Four grandchildren: Jackson Pinney, 8; Marshall Pinney, 4; Norah Barham, 3, and Elliott Barham, 3 months.
  • Resident of Wichita Falls since 1953