30 Years Servicing District 5
YOLANDA FAYE STORY
As a native of Dallas, Texas and a lifelong resident of Pleasant Grove (District 5), Yolanda Faye is the different kind of leader we need at City Hall. Yolanda Faye advocated for the new Pleasant Grove district, spending countless hours at the 2010 redistricting meeting. She also advocated to keep our district together at the 2020 redistricting meetings.
Yolanda Faye was born in 1968. She attended DISD schools and graduated from H. Grady Spruce High School where she played basketball, volleyball and ran track, earning her letter jacket her freshman year. Yolanda Faye began working at the VA Medical Center in 1988 and worked there for ten years.
Yolanda Faye provided community services for the VA Medical Center, Coma Cottrell House, Dawson State Jail and Dallas Independent School District. She later enrolled at El Centro Community College and UNT System Center Dallas. While attending both colleges, she also worked two jobs. She eventually earned her Master of Science Degree in Marketing from Texas A&M Commerce where she was featured in the 2005-2006 Chancellor’s list. She also received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas.
GROWNING UP IN PLEASANT GROVE (DISTRICT 5)
As a kid growing up in Pleasant Grove, Yolanda Faye learned what makes PG the special place it is. Her high school teacher, Ms. Amelia Johnson, was instrumental in her involvement in politics. She encouraged Yolanda Faye her freshman year to enroll in political science.
Also, her grandmother and parents were instrumental in her engaging in politics at an early age. Educating her and her entire family on the importance of voting and community services. Her dad was her biggest supporter and encouraged her to continue to advocate for her community. Yolanda Faye has been involved in politics and voting since 1988.
COMMUNITY SERVICES & COMMUNITY AWARDS
Yolanda Faye has served the City of Dallas and her Pleasant Grove Community her entire life. She received an award from L.G. Pinkston High School for providing TAAS tutoring for the class of 2004. Yolanda Faye was a volunteer for Hope Literacy tutoring female inmates for their GED at Dawson State Jail. She also volunteered at Comma Cottrell Juvenile Center mentoring and tutoring troubled youths.
She was inducted into the H. Grady Spruce High School inaugural Hall of Fame in 2020. Yolanda Faye received the “Outstanding Texan” Award for her community service from State Representative, Toni Rose HD 110.
Yolanda Faye is the president of her neighborhood association and currently serves on the advisory board for the Dallas Police Department and Baylor Scott & White. She has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Park and Recreation Board, on which she served as Vice Chair for Administration and Chairperson for the Marketing Committee.