Lisa D. Mares Elected Camp Fire First Texas Board Chair

Lisa D. Mares was elected as Camp Fire First Texas Board Chair at a board meeting on August 31, 2023, after Anne Carvalho resigned as chair of the board of directors.

Brian Miller, Camp Fire Interim President/CEO said, “We want to thank Anne for her service to Camp Fire, as she leaves a lasting impact on the organization through her selfless giving and volunteer leadership. She has diligently served on the Camp Fire Board since 2018. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors, and she will remain a valuable part of our organization.”

The Board has confirmed the appointment of Lisa D. Mares as chair of the board of directors. Since 2017, Lisa has served Camp Fire in multiple roles, including as a Board Development committee member, event chair of Camp Fire’s An Artists’ Christmas, Vice Chair of Financial Development, and most recently as Vice Chair of Administration.

Mares is employed by the City of Dallas as Section Chief, Economic and Community Development, General Counsel Division, where she provides legal advice and counsel to the city council, City Manager’s Office, and department staff while leading a team of 6-8 attorneys, 4-5 paralegals, and support staff. She graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2006 and with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The University of Texas at Austin in 1999.

“I am truly honored to assume the role of Chairman of the Board for Camp Fire First Texas. This organization has a long and distinguished history of serving our community, and I am excited to lead our dedicated board of directors in continuing this important work. Together, we will empower young people to find their spark, nurture their potential, and make a positive impact on the world. I look forward to collaborating with our passionate team and supporters as we embark on this exciting journey of growth and impact,” said Lisa Mares.

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About Camp Fire First Texas
Camp Fire First Texas invests in North Texas communities by providing out-of-school time and outdoor learning programs for children and youth while also offering workforce development programs for the educators who care for them.

Our programs stand out as they are uniquely focused on the two periods of greatest brain growth and development: early childhood and early adolescence; leverage the impact of the outdoor environment on the brain to educate and connect children to each other and the world around them; and maintain a continuous improvement loop to maximize community impact.

Camp Fire believes in the dignity and the intrinsic worth of every human being. We strive to create safe and inclusive environments that celebrate diversity and foster positive relationships.