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Tabatha Knickerbocker

I grew up in Grand Prairie but have lived in Arlington with my family since 2000. I’ve been a teacher for over 30 years and for more than 20 years, I have taught science to elementary-high school students at Children’s University and Northstar School here in Arlington. Since 2007, I have been actively involved in the Sister City of Arlington program and have had the opportunity to travel to Bad Königshofen twice.  In 2014, my passion for science and nature led me to become a Texas Master Naturalist where I became involved in teaching nature education out in the community.  In 2017, I was invited to join MPAC where I became involved with the conservation efforts of the Pollinator and Environmental Task Force groups. Recently, I joined Arlington’s Bee City Committee and I’m looking forward to working with this organization as well as MPAC to educate the community about the importance of green spaces and how we can preserve our natural areas in Arlington.


Sheri Capehart

I am a fourth generation Texan and an Arlington resident since 1971.  I retired from Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control in 2003 after 19 years.  I have been involved with the Arlington Community beginning with creating a neighborhood women’s organization.  I became involved with Arlington City issues when a zoning case was going to negatively impact my neighborhood.  From a very localized issue my interests and involvement grew to national and international interests by serving on numerous boards and commissions.  After 20 years of service as the Arlington District 2 Council member, I retired with the distinction of being the longest serving Arlington City Council member in history.  Since city council retirement, I have become the Program Director of Arlington Sister Cities with the responsibility of creating more partnerships with international cities.

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First Vice President

Timi Hazle

I have worked in the legal field for 30+ years working as a legal assistant/paralegal.  My family and I moved to Arlington in 1994. I have been an active volunteer in the community for many years including Arlington High Band Booster Club, United Methodist Women, Nu2U, and Friends of Arlington Animal Shelter. I am a graduate of Leadership Arlington (Best Class Ever 2016), Past Chair of the City of Arlington Community Relations Commission (Kindness), and a current Board Member of Arlington Life Shelter. I joined MPAC in 2020 with the goal of joining a group of leaders who indeed make an impact on the City of Arlington.

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Second Vice-President

Janet Anderson

I was a Tax Partner with PwC for 40 years but am now a retired CPA.  I’ve served on a number of local nonprofit boards over the years in the areas of children and environment.  I currently serve on two boards besides MPAC including The Welcome Table Christian Church and Brite Divinity School.  I am in my 4th year of membership with MPAC and am serving as 2nd Vice-President.  Besides my talent of working with numbers, I also love working with people and strategizing on how to be efficient and effective.  I enjoy quilting, scrapbooking, and playing the piano.   My husband Kevin and I have 3 children living in Texas and California and we spend our time volunteering, doing home repairs, travelling, and enjoying life!

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Judy Northup

I am a retired Aerospace executive and currently a small business owner of Arlington’s Curves fitness center.  I am a lifelong resident of Arlington and a founding member of MPAC.  I have served in many capacities in MPAC since it’s founding in 2004, and I enjoy my current roles as Secretary and a member of our Monitor City Council Committee.  I have been married to Mike for 32 years and we share six children and eleven grandchildren.  

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Jolanda Hendricks


I have been a member of MPAC since 2015. The Candidate’s Breakfast is one of my favorite events that we do. Talking one-on-one with a candidate can be very informative. I have 3 children and while they were growing up I served in just about every position with local PTA’s and at the city level as President of the Arlington Council of PTA’s.  I enjoy meeting new people and experiencing new adventures. Check us out!


Cheryl Harris

I am a retired IT Manager with the City of Fort Worth. I have been married to Rick over 49 years; we have 2 Children and 4 Grandchildren! I am active community and church volunteer serving as a Sunday School Teacher (Adult Women), Arlington Zoning Board of Adjustments (Chair), Library Advisory Board (Secretary),  United Way of Arlington (Chair), Arlington Life Shelter Board, AISD PTA (3 schools), and Leadership Fort Worth Mentor (Middle School Students).



Melody Fowler

I have been a teacher with the public school and college level for over 30 years. I am an active volunteer with AISD and PTS/PTSA. I was honored to be the recipient of the PTA Life Membership Award. I am currently serving as an AISD Board Trustee.

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April Pettitt

I am a passionate community volunteer and proud product of AISD. I graduated from Bowie and UT Arlington. I am married to my high school sweetheart Chris and we have 1 daughter, Cassidee. We also have two dogs, Happy and Flannel that are Arlington Animal Shelter alums!

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Past President

Donna Reinch


I am a retired Industrial Engineer where I spent the majority of my career in the areas of manufacturing, process development and quality. I have been a member of MPAC since 2015 and have served as 2nd Vice-President, Membership Chair and I am currently serving my second year as President. In my spare time, I enjoy leadership positions and volunteering for various organizations, tennis, hiking and skiing.

About Officers

Officers are elected by the Membership at its annual meeting, to serve for two years. 

An officer can serve for up to 3 consecutive terms.

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