Local, State and Federal Involvement

State and Federal Involvement

Past President, National Association of Counties (NACo)

Committee Member, NACo Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board

Member, NACo Board of Directors

Member, Large Urban County Caucus

Chairman of the National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO)

Statewide Leadership Board for The Texas Nurse-Family Partnership

Member/Past Chairman, NACo – Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board: Appointed by former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Commissioner Brooks served on a negotiated rulemaking committee, chartered to develop a new system for designating medically underserved areas (MUAs), medically underserved populations (MUPs) and health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Past President of the National Association of Black County Officials (NABCO)


Local Initiatives

Human Trafficking. In 2013, the Tarrant County Criminal Justice Community Plan identified the impact on human trafficking and domestic minor sex trafficking victims and the community.

Truancy is a community problem.  There is a tremendous ripple effect that impacts a community many years later when a child becomes truant and drops out of school.

The Tarrant County Ex-Offender Re-Entry Initiative (TCRI), is a community-inspired effort to address concerns regarding the successful re-entry and reintegration of ex-inmates returning to Tarrant County, Texas.  The TCRI began in 2005 after Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks spearheaded the initiative.

The Nurse Family Partnership is an evidence-based nurse home visitation program for first-time mothers and their children.  Convener and Chair of the Tarrant County Nurse Family Partnership Advisory Board, Commissioner Brooks was fundamental in publicly declaring Tarrant County’s interest and support in establishing this program.  In July 2008, Tarrant County Public Health was awarded grant funding to serve 200 families in Tarrant County.

The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Health Care for the Homeless promotes well-being and improved quality of life among homeless persons in Tarrant County by assuring access to high-quality, comprehensive health care and support services to facilitate transition out of homelessness.

The Marion J. and Marie N. Brooks Fund, a 501(c)3 organization, was established by Commissioner Brooks to formulate a plan to address the growing high school dropout rate and the need to introduce technology to economically disadvantaged students. As a result, the Generation Hope Laptop Program was established which provides technology and a structured curriculum to students to advance their academic success.  The program merged with Tarrant County College South Campus to become part of the Tarrant County College District curriculum.  The Healthy Lives Matter Initiative was established in 2014 with a primary focus on prostate cancer awareness and screening and in 2016 combined Alzheimer’s disease education.  This education series provides participants with education sessions, health services and resources which will increase awareness and become a trailblazer to new and improved service outlets.


Local Board Memberships

Recipient, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Texas Wesleyan University

Board of Directors of the Community Hospice of North Texas

Advisory Committee of Stop Six Brighter Outlook Community Center

Infant Mortality Steering Committee

US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons Community Relations Board

Trinity River Vision Board of Directors

Texas Wesleyan University Board of Trustees

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Statewide Re-Entry Task Force

Sister Cities International Board of Directors

Member, Allocations Committee on Homelessness

University of Texas at Arlington Downtown Fort Worth Advisory Committee

Chair, Tarrant County IT Steering Committee

HIP/HOP for HIV/AIDS Advisory Council

Charter Leadership Team, Crowley ISD Community Connections for Student Success

Board of Directors Member, Central City Local Government Corporation

Board of Directors Member, Continuum of Care TX

Steering Committee Member, Chisholm Trail Parkway Events

Board of Directors Member, St. Andrews Community Life Center, Inc.

Advisory Board Member, Trinity Habitat for Humanity

Member, Texas Wesleyan University Academic Affairs & Student Life Committee

Past President of the Fort Worth/Tarrant County Minority Leaders and Citizens Council (his leadership led this organization to create the African American Immunization Coalition and the African American AIDS Summit)

Past President of the AIDS Outreach Center, Tarrant County’s largest AIDS service organization

Past Chairman, American Heart Association Heart Walk Community Teams

Past Member, UNT Health Science Center Board of Visitors

Past Trustee, Texas Wesleyan University (Finance & Audit Committee, Government Relations)