Commissioner Fickes hosts several community events throughout the year for anyone to attend. Check out the information below for additional information on each one. Please call 817-248-6295 if you have any questions.


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Commissioner Gary Fickes created Empowering Seniors to fill a need to provide great resources to our area seniors to keep the best quality of life in Northeast Tarrant County. This one-day event grew from 300 attendees in 2009 to 2,500 in 2023. We were also inspired to transform our website to serve you year-round, allowing us to provide you with valuable information, games, and resources, all available on the website.  

This year we are excited to team up with Tarrant County Judge Tim O'Hare's Senior Synergy to provide one huge in-person Empowering Seniors EXPO on Thursday, August 29, 2024, at Will Rogers Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Join us for workshops, resources, entertainment, food, health screenings, free parking, and fun!

To stay in touch, please subscribe to Commissioner Fickes’ Northeast Newsletter by emailing, and you can visit Empowering Seniors for more information on events and access to valuable resources.

Coffee with the Commissioner 




Every other month, join us for coffee, donuts, and great conversations at this come-and-go gathering at the Northeast Courthouse from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

To receive notification of upcoming coffees, please subscribe to Commissioner Fickes’ Northeast Newsletter by emailing (Please note, the dates listed below are subject to change).

June 14, 2024

August 9, 2024

October 11, 2024


Tarrant Transportation Summit 




Join us Friday, February 9, 2024, for the 14th Annual Tarrant Transportation Summit at the Hurst Conference Center.

To register, visit Tarrant Transportation Summit


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