Kelly Allen Gray
City of Fort Worth
Kelly Allen Gray serves as the Executive Director of the AIDS OUTREACH CENTER in Fort Worth. She accepted the position after nine years and half years of service as Fort Worth Councilmember for District 8.
Service is nothing new to Allen Gray. She started early in her community, going door to door, when a neighbor died collecting money that was presented to the bereaved family.
It was this early community service that started Allen Gray on a pathway of giving that continues to this day.
Later, as the Executive Director of the United Riverside Rebuilding Corporation she continued this service by helped many of her neighbors in accessing assistance weatherizing their houses, obtaining needed home repairs, building new homes for first time home buyers and creating social service programs for families and senior citizens.
Her work didn’t stop there.
During the COVID 19 lockdown, she used her proven tools to organize and maintain a food delivery service for those families most effected. Ultimately, this program fed almost one thousand families over a fourteen-month period.
Difficult projects are nothing new to Allen Gray. During her tenure on City Council, she established a new children focused library helping revitalize a neighborhood, added fifty-five acres to the Tandy Hills Prairie, (a carbon sink), rebuilt two neighborhoods with affordable housing in partnership with Trinity Habitat, provided low-income apartments in high end projects, improved public parks and established new ones.
She serves as Co-Chair of the Community Food Bank Advisory and is a board member for the TJ Patterson, Sr. Golf Tournament benefitting the Eugene McCrae Scholarship Fund which raises more than seventy-five thousand dollars annually for graduating seniors and current college students.
Allen Gray graduated from Polytechnic High school and Texas A&M – Commerce.
She has one son, Ryland, with her late husband Billy R. Gray.