Greg Hollen is the new Mineola City Alderman representing Ward 2, replacing Jack Newman.

Hollen and Allene Doggett were each nominated for the position and Mayor Kevin White had to break a tie vote at the June city council meeting.

Hollen and his wife, Carol, had been weekend residents in Mineola (Lake Holbrook) beginning in 2002, and moved to Mineola full time in 2015. Hollen is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mineola, and is active in the United Methodist Men and choir. Current community roles include Mineola’s Landmark Commission Board, Wood County Crimestopper’s Board, the Friends of Lake Holbrook Board, the APET-SPCA Board and the Bread of Life Food Pantry Ministry Board. He is also about to enter his second term in July as president of the Mineola Rotary Club.

Hollen is excited about serving the city. “I am honored to serve the people of Mineola, where my family and I are fortunate to reside. I will dedicate myself to the vibrant community that is Mineola, and look forward to working with the mayor, city council and city employees,” Hollen stated.

Hollen served Quitman as City Secretary/Administrator, and was responsible for managing all aspects of the city’s administration, including two budget submissions (2016 & 2017), all administrative hiring in finance, court and utility departments. His role included water and waste treatment plant construction project oversight (w/KSA Engineerings), IT and security upgrades, and implementation of employee payroll and benefits enhancements. He also recruited for and re-launched the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, and had a role in returning Carroll Green Civic Center to profitability.

He served 10 years on the University of North Texas Business School Advisory Board and as a mentor for the Professional Leadership Program (PLP) and was recognized with the business school’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. Hollen holds the Senior Professional Human Resources designation (SPHR) as well as the Certified Non-Profit Professional (CNP). He received a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics with a focus on state and local government from the University of Maryland.

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