Lester Gibson

 
Precinct 2
Title: Precinct 2 Commissioner
Phone: 254-757-5062


Background
Commissioner Lester L. Gibson, a dedicated servant of the Waco, McLennan County, Texas community, has led a rewarding life in the field of Public Administration. He is currently the county commissioner for McLennan County, Precinct 2.

Commissioner Gibson resides in Waco with his wife, Coque Gibson. He has 4 children and 12 grand-children.

Education
Commissioner Gibson graduated in 1974 from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and has continuously encouraged the recognition, understanding, and resolution of social problems in the Waco, McLennan County, Texas area.

Board Affiliations
His many board affiliations include:
  • Vice President of the Texas Organization of Black County Commissioners
  • Past President of the Texas Organization of Black County Commissioners
  • Past President of the Eastern Little League
  • Past Chairman of the Heart of Texas Regional Review Committee
  • Past Interim President and Present Executive Board Member of the McLennan County Branch NAACP
  • Founder/Organizer of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Candlelight Vigil
  • Waco MLK, Jr. Park
Director History
Past Director of the following:
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Heart of Texas Legal Services
  • YMCA of Central Texas
  • YWCA/Blue Triangle Branch
  • Tejas Camp Fire
Membership
Member of the following:
  • Texas Association of Counties Policy Analysis Group
  • State of Texas Attorney General's County Advisory Committee
  • Texas A&M University System/Texas Cooperative Extension Service V.G. Young Institute of County Government Advisory Committee
  • Waco Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Northeast Neighborhood Council
Awards
The recipients of several awards, Commissioner Gibson has devoted his life to the uplifting and advancement of Waco's underprivileged. Among his many tributes, he has been awarded the following:
  • McLennan County Branch NAACP "Vanguard Award"
  • The African-American Male Image Award presented by the Waco Save Our Sons
  • The Family of the Year Award presented by Conference of Christians and Jews
  • The Man of the Year Award presented by the African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Citizen of the Year Award presented by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Omicron Upsilon Chapter
  • The Community Service Award presented by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Delta Upsilon Zeta Chapter
  • The Community Service Award presented by the McLennan County Branch of the NAACP
  • Leadership Award presented by the Regular Fellows Club of Waco
  • The Outstanding Achiever Award from the A.J. Moore High School Alumni Association
  • The Outstanding Service Award presented by G.L. Wiley Middle School
  • Award of Appreciation presented by the Board of Directors of the Economic Opportunities Advancement Corporation
  • The Service and Leadership Award presented by the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Waco, Texas
 

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