District 3


​Council Member Vonciel Jones Hill

City Council District 3

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Biography:

​EDUCATI​ON​​

  • Doctor of Humane Letters Paul Quinn College
    • Ph.D. (Honorary) May 2003
  • Master of Divinity Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, with Honors
    • December 1990
  • Juris Doctorate University of Texas at Austin School of Law
    • May 1979
  • Master of Arts Rice University, History
    • May 1976
  • Master of Library Science Atlanta University
    • August 1971
  • Bachelor of Arts University of Texas at Austin, History and English
    • August 1969

​ELECTIONS, AWARDS & HONORS

  • ELECTED TO THE DALLAS CITY COUNCIL, JUNE 2007
  • ELECTED TO THE AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH JUDICIAL COUNCIL, 2004
  • St Luke “Community” United Methodist Church – Annual Community Service Award is named “THE VONCIEL JONES HILL COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD”
  • Metropolitan Business & Professional Women – HONOREE – 2005
  • Dallas Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance PRESIDENT’S AWARD – 2005
  • Dallas Urban League PRESIDENT’S AWARD - 2006

CURR​ENT EMPLOYMENT

  • February 2005 - Present: Private Practice of Law – Law Office of Vonciel Jones Hill

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

  • LEGAL
    • State Bar of Texas- Women and the Law Section- Treasurer 1986-1987.
    • College of the State Bar of Texas- Member.
    • Dallas Bar Association- Library Committee, 2006;
    • Bench Bar Committee, 2006;
    • Bench Bar Co-Chair, 2005;
    • Task Force on Racial Bias in the Courtroom 2004 – 2006;
    • Admissions and Membership Committee Chair 1985.
    • J.L. Turner Legal Association- Secretary, 1985.
    • William “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court – Membership Committee Chair/Member, 1997 – 2001;
    • Dallas Bar Foundation – Former Fellow;
    • University of Texas Law School Alumni Association Executive Committee - Member; Texas Municipal Courts Education Center – Faculty Member (Evidence Teacher), 1996- Present;
    • Texas Municipal Courts Association – Board Member, 1996 – 2000;
    • Rice University Alumni Association – Member
  • NON-LEGAL
    • Guest lecturer: The Queen’s Theological College, Birmingham, ENGLAND, 1991 - 1992
    • Guest lecturer: Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. USA, 1992 – 1994
  • RELIGIOUS ASSOCIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
    • Senior Pastor, Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, November 1999 - November 2008
    • Interim Pastor, Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, March - November 1999
    • African Methodist Episcopal Church, Ordained Elder (November 1995)
    • United Methodist Church, North Texas Annual Conference - Ordained Deacon (July 1991). Resigned from the UMC, 1995.
    • St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church - Assistant Pastor, 1985-1991; Associate Pastor - 1992 – 1995 (Both under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr.)
    • Methodism’s Breadbasket Board of Directors, Chair, 1983-1985; Member, 1981-1985
    • Frequent Guest Preacher: Various churches (local, State, national, international)
  • COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
    • Paul Quinn College, Board of Trustees, 1999 - 2004
    • Cable Access of Dallas, Inc., Board of Directors, 1989-1991
    • National Council of Negro Women, Member, 1990-Present
    • City of Dallas Interim Judicial Nominating Commission, 1989-1991
    • City of Dallas Municipal Courts Task Force, 1989
    • Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology, Faculty Search Committee, 1990
    • Museum of African-American Life & Culture, Board of Visitors, 1981-1982, Member, 1974-Present
    • NAACP, Member, 1958-Present
    • Mothers Against Teen Violence, Former Advisory Board Member

 

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