Julie Dues Masters is a 3rd Generation Dickinsonian and 5th Generation Texan. She graduated from Dickinson High School, attended College of the Mainland, and received her B.S from Texas Tech University.
She currently serves as Mayor of City of Dickinson, 2005-present, and Executive Director for Keep Dickinson Beautiful, 2003-present.
Currently, she is involved with United Way Galveston County Mainland, Board Member; Communities in Schools-Bay Area, Board Member; Optimist Club of Dickinson, Secretary, Charter member, Past President; Texas Municipal Retirement System, Advisory Committee on Benefit Design; State of Texas Community Development Review Committee; Galveston County Mayors & Councilmembers; Dickinson ISD Education Foundation, Advisory Board member; M.I. Lewis Social Service Center Advisory Board.
She previously served with Galveston County Family Service Center, Board Member and Past President; Texas Municipal League, Board Member; CHAMPS/HOSTS: Reading Mentor for elementary students in DISD, (20 years); President, Texas Municipal League, Region 14 (2011); Galveston County Child Welfare Board (2001-2011); Clear Lake Regional Hospital/Mainland Medical Center Board of Directors; Galveston County Mayors & Council-members Association, Past President; DISD Education Improvement Council; DISD Facilities Task Force, (4 Bond Elections); Texas Regional Council of Child Welfare Board member; Dickinson Planning and Zoning Commissioner; Dickinson Economic Development Committee Member; Festival of Lights Board of Directors and Volunteer; Dickinson Bayou Watershed Partnership Committee Member; Dickinson Citizen’s Police Academy, Class #1, DCPAAA, Charter Member, Vice President; Bayou Preservation Association (Houston Region), Dickinson Bayou Representative.
Her accolades include Distinguished Honor, Optimist International 2016; Bay Area Houston Magazine “Movers and Shakers” 2014; Dickinson ISD “Distinguished Alumni” 2012; College of Mainland “Distinguished Alumni” 2011; Daughters of the American Revolution “Outstanding Achievement for Environmental Awareness”; College of the Mainland 2006 “Mainland Heroes Award”; Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership “Community Heroes Award”; “Pioneer of Texas” award by the Texas Star Day Foundation; Named “Volunteer of the Year” by Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards; Certificate of Appreciation for community service from the VFW Post 6378; Certificate of Achievement from American Planning Association, Texas Chapter, for professional development and instruction to improve the quality of life in Texas Communities; Certificate of Recognition from Keep Texas Beautiful for “empowering Texans through education to take responsibility for enhancing their community environment”; Certificates of Achievement from Texas Municipal League; Hospice Care Team “Community Award”.
Julie is married to Ron Masters, President – Assured Partners, MaximGroup, has 2 daughters, Jill Masters and Laura Doherty (Brian), and 2 grandsons, Tucker and Reilly Doherty. Her hobbies include tennis, golf and reading. She is a lifelong Member of the Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church.