Gerald Hodges was named the city’s Inclusion Coordinator July 2020.  Gerald is part of the City Manager’s Office and will work in the community building unity and relationships; and in the city organization cultivating our environment that encourages and supports diversity and inclusion. He previously served In law enforcement for 13 years, eight with Grand Prairie Police as a School Resource Officer and detective, and five with another agency.  Prior to law enforcement, Gerald spent nine years in the education and the social services profession.  During that time, Gerald worked with drug prevention support groups from South Dallas to Highland Park, and was an assistant principal for charter schools in South Oak Cliff and Fort Worth. 

Gerald is currently on the Grand Prairie YMCA Board, the board for “Cops and Kids Fishing”, and the TD Foundation.

Gerald has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Texas A&M University.