When it comes to uplifting the community, Tony Grimes is dedicated to the cause! From a young age, the Tennessee native has carried a passion for service in hopes of impacting the world and those around him.
Trustee Grimes moved to Irving in 1991 and has spent the last few decades being involved and making a difference in the community. Be in through public service, education and at church, Trustee Grimes has worn many hats. Some include serving as a deacon at Antioch Christian Church, a member of the mayor’s diversity council and president of the Irving-Carrollton NAACP. Through the NAACP chapter, he also taught a money management course by the FDIC to promote financial literacy among community members.
For his service, he has received the Texas State NAACP Torchbearer Award, the City of Irving Service Award, the Alpha Phi Alpha Golden Legend Award, a service award from Texas Organizing Project and the 2019 High Spirited Citizen Award.
Although Trustee Grimes spends his days as a successful entrepreneur and photographer, he leaves room to serve the students of Irving as a proud trustee. He was elected to the Board in May 2019, but his ties to Irving ISD didn’t start there. As a board member for J&B Outreach, he participated in several events around the district including character building presentations at Houston Middle School and donating winter clothes to students in need.
Now, he’s making a larger impact representing all the families of District 6. His goal? To help make Irving ISD the best school district in the country!