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Mayor Barbara Bass

Mayor of the City of TylerMayor Barbara Bass
Terms: 2008-2014
Certified Public Accountant

Barbara Bass was elected as Mayor of the City of Tyler in May 2008. Mayor Bass is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years of experience. She holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M - Commerce, and is a partner with Gollob Morgan Peddy PC, Certified Public Accountants.


Barbara has lived in Tyler for more than 30 years and has become extremely involved in the community. Highlights of her service include:

    •  She is currently serving as Foundation Treasurer for Pollard United Methodist Church; and,
    • She has previously served as Chairman of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, the Tyler Economic Development Council, and the Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas. In addition, she served as board chairman for the Hospice of East Texas Foundation and as treasurer of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra Association;
    • She served on the Texas Society of CPAs, her state professional association board, for over 20 years, including three terms on the Executive Board; and,

Barbara was a Leadership Tyler Class I participant. She subsequently chaired their board of directors and served on their advisory board.

And that is just a sampling of the extensive public service record Barbara brings to you as Mayor of Tyler.