Assistant City Manager, The City of Wylie
Brent Parker has been a member of the fire service over 24 years. He is currently serving as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Wylie located east of Plano. He earned a Master of Science degree in Fire and Emergency Management Administration from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from Columbia Southern University.
Brent is passionate about both mental health and the fire service. He has presented his story to multiple organizations across the State of Texas in an attempt to break the mental health stigma that is prevalent but not admitted among public safety employees. Through his no holds barred personal story, he shares his journey about his struggles. He is committed to spreading the message, “It is okay not to be okay, we just can’t stay that way.”