Amir Omar currently serves as Council Member for the City of Richardson. He was elected to the Council in 2009. He currently serves on the Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation board, on the executive committee for the Richardson Young Professionals and as a Richardson Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. Omar graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution and was a member of the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets. He has worked in the telecom and technology solutions industry in a number of leadership roles over the last 12 years and today works for Verizon Wireless. In 2010 he created and led the effort to kick off “Tree the Town,” the largest tree planting initiative in North Texas history at 50,000 trees over 10 years. A year later he took the lead to expand the effort to other North Texas cities in a regional effort, “Tree North Texas,” with 40 participating cities that is the nation’s largest tree planting initiative at 3 million trees over 10 years. He co-founded Preservation Richardson, created and chaired the Spirit Run 5K (benefitting the RISD Excellence in Education Foundation), and chaired a record-breaking WildRide! WildRun! Against Cancer event (benefitting the Methodist Richardson Cancer Center). Omar is a member of the Richardson Rotary, Friends of the Richardson Library, Richardson Chamber of Commerce and the Metroplex Technology Business Council. He was honored with an award given by the Richardson Chamber at its annual banquet in 2009 for his volunteer efforts within the community. He graduated from Leadership Richardson Class XXIV, FBI Citizens Academy, Citizen Police Academy, Citizen Fire Academy and is active in each of their alumni associations.