Mayor Arthur L. Miner was elected to Council on May 4, 2019.
Art was born in Chambersburg Pennsylvania. As a member of a military family he moved frequently spending the majority of his formative years in Arizona and New Mexico. Art enlisted in the United States Navy after High School where he served for the next 24 years (1972 -1996). He met Sharon, his wife of 45 years while stationed at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. Art and Sharon have 2 children, Jarrel and Amanda, both of whom attended Keller ISD schools. They are also the proud Grandparents of grandson Braden and granddaughter Annabel.
During his military career Art served aboard 7 aircraft carriers where he made 7 major deployments (7 months or longer) spanning from Vietnam to Operation Desert Storm. He returned home from one deployment to meet his 5 month old daughter Amanda. Art culminated his naval career at the Naval Aviation Maintenance Office Patuxent River Maryland where he served as the Program Manager for Naval Air Systems Command Aircraft Battle Damage Repair Program.
After retiring from the Navy, Art held positions as Production Manager, Operations Manager and Plant Manager for numerous companies in the Metroplex. On the home front Art immediately immersed himself into the community coaching baseball for 4 years with NAY A, girls' basketball with Upward and girls volleyball with the YMCA. Within a few years Art began his venture into local city service. Mayor Hector Garcia appointed Art to his first City board, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in 1998. Wanting to be more involved, Art was appointed to the Parks Development Corporation 2 years later where he has served as the President for 12 of those years. Art also served on the Veterans Advisory Board. Capp Smith Park, the Hector F Garcia Recreation Center and the Veterans Memorial are but a few of the major accomplishments during his tenure.
After many years of urging from friends and others, Art decided to throw his hat into the political arena and run for Mayor and was sworn in this past May. Mayor Miner said "I have an excellent City Council and an outstanding City Manager and I look forward to great things for the City of Watauga". Art also serves as the President of the Economic Development Corporation.