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Welcome to Kennedale!

It is an honor to be the Mayor of Kennedale.  We have the privilege of living in a small city with a strong heritage of community and family. Many families have been here for generations.  We would love to welcome you to be a part of this community.  

If you have a desire to work with us to make Kennedale shine, I encourage you to join a board, volunteer, or engage with your City Council and Staff and become a part of this exciting time to make positive progress in our wonderful city. 

Meet your Mayor, Jan Joplin.

Jan brings thirty years of customer service, management, and people skills to her position as Mayor.  

Jan is enjoying retirement after a career in the travel industry, from 1978, with Braniff Airlines in reservations, to 2007 as an Operations Manager/Account Manager and acting Travel Manager with BCD Travel @ Alcon Laboratories.   Jan’s favorite part of her career was helping people reach their goals, networking to create win/win opportunities, meeting the day to day needs of staff, management, and customers.  

Jan is an avid walker.  If you live in the Crestview neighborhood you’ve probably seen her on her daily walk.   Her primary focus is her family.   Her husband grew up in Kennedale and together they have four children, two are graduates from Kennedale, 2003 & 2010, and six granddaughters.  One of their children and one of the granddaughters also live in Kennedale.