The Rotary - Stripe-a-Zone Heroes Run and Veterans Park (and Blood Drive Day)

The Rotary - Stripe-a-Zone Heroes Run and Veterans Park (and Blood Drive Day)
Jan 17, 2019
Clete McAlister
The Rotary - Stripe-a-Zone Heroes Run and Veterans Park (and Blood Drive Day)

Clete McAlister attended Arlington High School, the University of Texas at Arlington, and the Institute of Urban Studies. Clete joined the Marines while in college and is a combat veteran. He had a long career in local government as a budget analyst at the city of Houston and various positions with Tarrant County including Intergovernmental Coordinator, Senior Planner, Assistant Director of Planning, Director of Planning, Director of Management Services, Operations Manager for the District Courts, and Tarrant County’s first Criminal Courts Administrator for all twenty misdemeanor County Criminal and felony Criminal District courts. Significant accomplishments included the operation of the most efficient Urban County Community Development Block Grant program in the nation, headed up a capital improvement plan resulting in a bond issue for five new criminal justice buildings, supervised the development of Tarrant County’s first local area network and first enterprise client-server relational database. Clete led the intergovernmental effort to obtain appropriate legislation and helped establish the 911 Emergency Network in Tarrant County.

In retirement, Clete served on the City of Arlington’s Planning and Zoning Commission, AISD’s Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee, and Theatre Arlington’s Board of Directors.  Clete currently is President of the Arlington Veterans Memorial Foundation.  Clete is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Arlington.