PLACE TWO: Kay Brown-Patrick, CMO Kay Brown-Patrick was elected to DeSoto City Council November 2018 (Special Election) to serve an unexpired term for Place Two and re-elected in November 2020. Prior to being elected, she served as a Board member on Keep DeSoto Beautiful and also worked with the Code Enforcement Department in their Eyes and Ears Program.
Kay is a dedicated public servant who’s committed to making a positive impact in her community and in the lives of young people. Kay’s commitment to public service is backed by a 11 year career in municipal government with experience in Economic Development and Community Relations and her countless hours of volunteer work with local organizations.
Kay earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration degrees from The University of North Texas in Denton. She recently graduated from the Oklahoma University's Economic Development Institute, a prestigious program that is required in order to obtain a Certified Economic Developer Certification, the leading designation in the industry.
Councilwoman Brown-Patrick recently received the Certified Municipal Officer designation from the Texas Municipal League. This designation, held by less than 100 other Texas elected officials, is awarded to officials who have displayed a commitment to expanding their knowledge about their governance roles and city government through a variety of educational opportunities.
Outside of work Kay is involved in a variety of professional and community organizations such as the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Texas Economic Development Council, and the International Economic Development Council. She’s a proud and active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., an organization committed to community service. She is the Founder and Executive Director of We the Village, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports children with incarcerated parents and their caregivers. Kay enjoys watching football, volunteering, bringing people together (socially), and binge watching Netflix on the weekends.