MAYOR Trace Johannesen Biography
Welcome to Rockwall! Ours is one of the fastest growing cities in North Texas. Rockwall was founded in 1854 and is the County Seat of Rockwall County. Rockwall is approximately 22 miles east of downtown Dallas on Interstate 30 with a population of more than 45,000.
Trace Johannesen was elected to Rockwall City Council in 2018. He and his wife Amy live in Stone Creek Estates with their five children. Trace works in business strategy and technology consulting for Toptal. Prior to Toptal, Trace worked for technology professional services firms in varying leadership roles.
Before City Council, Trace served on Rockwall’s Architectural Review Board. He also proudly serves Rockwall in varying capacities including 2nd Vice Commander for the local American Legion Post, a partner in Chamber of Commerce, a Founding Member of Rockwall Veterans Business Alliance, and a Founding Member of 100 Business Leaders of Rockwall County.
A fourth-generation US Marine, Trace left his job to enlist in September 2001 after the terrorist attacks. He deployed to Okinawa and the Philippines, completed his service in 2005, and returned to Texas A&M University in College Station only to be recalled to service in 2007. He then deployed to Iraq on a Military Transition Team (MiTT) as a military instructor cadre embedded with the Iraqi Army. Upon his return to Texas, Trace completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Management Information Systems at Texas A&M.
Trace remains proud of the diverse backgrounds and opinions of this City Council and enjoys the polite and open dialog in each Council meeting, especially where we don’t necessarily agree on a subject. He enjoys demystifying municipal processes and decisions.
The purpose of the government of the City of Rockwall is to provide responsible leadership and the services and infrastructure necessary for a safe environment and a high quality of life for our citizens.
MEETINGS & AGENDAS
Council Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at, 385 S. Goliad, Council Chambers. Meeting & Agendas Page
BEYOND THE HORIZON - DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AWARD
The City of Rockwall has developed a program called the Beyond The Horizon Distinguished Citizen Award to
recognize and award its citizens for extraordinary contributions to the community that go above and beyond
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The Mayor and all members of the City Council are elected 'at large.' The City of Rockwall is not split up
into specific precincts or districts for municipal elections. Correspondence to the Mayor and/or the City
Council may be sent to:
Rockwall City Hall
385 South Goliad
Rockwall, Texas 75087
Tim McCallum was elected to City Council in 2023 and has been a resident in Rockwall since 1999. While this is the first term in his current tenure, Mr. McCallum previously served and was elected to City Council in 2003. McCallum is well known for his service to his community, having been twice awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, for his many hours of service to various local and national organizations. Since moving to Rockwall, he has served in a variety of offices and volunteer positions, including, Rockwall City Council, Rockwall Mayor Pro-Tem, Rockwall Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, Rockwall Housing Authority Board Chairman, Cain Middle School PTA President, Rockwall Heath HS HBO President, The Oaks of Buffalo Way HOA President along with various corporate, charitable, and philanthropic boards.
McCallum is a successful entrepreneur and businessman, currently leading a dynamic team of high-tech professionals as president and chief executive officer of Raze Media, an award winning, Dallas-based, digital marketing agency. Prior to working in digital marketing, McCallum was the Chief Marketing Officer for Incomm International and had an award-winning career in the retail sector as an executive for 7-Eleven, Inc., where he gained appreciation for the everyday challenges facing business owners.
He and his wife of 30 years, Jennifer, also own and operate He Wines She Dines, a private winery and wine club in Rockwall. They are members of the First United Methodist Church in Rockwall and have two adult children, Caroline and Andrew.
Councilmember Mark Moeller retired in July 2015, after a 38 year career in law enforcement. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice, from Central Missouri State University, Mark joined the Dallas Police Department in July 1977. He also received a Master of Science in business and human relations from Amber University in 1997. For nearly 25 years, Mark worked in several different divisions, including patrol, narcotics, internal affairs, youth, and crimes against persons. He retired from Dallas as a Lieutenant, leaving to become the Police Chief for the City of Rockwall in April 2002.
He served as Chief for more than 13 years during a time of unprecedented growth and change in our city. The population doubled from 20,000 to more than 40,000, and the department grew from 42 to 79 sworn officers. Chief Moeller implemented many new programs and enhanced and refined several others throughout his tenure.
One of the most notable, was overseeing the designation as a “Recognized Agency” through the Texas Police Chiefs Recognition Program. This requires assessment and certification by outside assessors to ensure compliance with 168 standards and best practices for Texas police agencies, meaning a department is operating under the most professional standards in law enforcement.
Since his retirement, and in keeping with his commitment to public service, Mark has served on the Board of Directors for the Rockwall Central Appraisal District for six years. He also served six years as a member of Rockwall’s Planning and Zoning Commission. Mark has been married to his wife, Debbie, for more than 42 years. They have two adult children and four grandchildren, all living in the Rockwall area.
Clarence Jorif was elected to the Rockwall City Council in May 2021. He received his master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Safety/Crisis Management from Norwich University in Northfield, VT. He received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the State University of New York.
Clarence began his prestigious military career in the U.S. Army as a military police officer stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas. He worked his way through the ranks and was subsequently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Command, where he was a highly decorated U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3.
Clarence has honed his leadership skills throughout 38+ years of federal, county, local, and military law enforcement service. He retired in December 2016 as a Senior Special Agent from the U.S. Secret Service, where he provided and supervised protective operations for the President and Vice President of the United States, former presidents, and foreign heads of state.
He is the owner of The Compound Royse City, which is a shooting sports training facility currently located in Rockwall, Texas. The business affords individuals the ability to learn protective skills needed to safeguard themselves and their families.
Clarence has been a resident of Rockwall since 2012, where he resides with his wife, Lyne, and three daughters, Maya, Sydney, and Darby.
The Rockwall City Council selected Sedric Thomas to fill the Place 4 vacancy left when Trace Johannesen was elected as Mayor in May 2023. Thomas brings a wealth of experience to the position, having served in many leadership roles, most recently as the Chairman of the Rockwall Planning & Zoning Commission.
Thomas moved to Rockwall with his family in 2017 from nearby Lavon, where he was a past City Councilmember and Planning & Zoning Commissioner. He works for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) as a Financial Operations Manager. AAFES is part of the Department of Defense.
A U.S. Army Veteran, he continues to serve on the executive board for Rockwall County Helping Hands. He and his wife, Brooke, have three adult children currently serving in the U.S. Army, and one in elementary school.
Dennis and his wife, Clarissa, have been married for forty-four years, and along with their three children, Tiffany, Brett and Elise, moved to Rockwall in 1993. All three children are Rockwall High School graduates. Dennis and Clarissa are blessed with one great daughter-in-law, two great sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren with another granddaughter on the way. Dennis and Clarissa are active members of Lakepointe Church, where Dennis co-teaches a Life Group class. Prior to being appointed to the City Council, Dennis served on the Rockwall Planning and Zoning Commission and as a Rockwall City Council Member from 2012 until 2018. Dennis is a former board member and former President of the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) - North Texas Chapter, and is active in and a former board member of the Texas Construction Association. He currently serves as a member of the ASA - National Organization's Task Force on Ethics in Construction. Dennis very proudly serves as the President of Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County.
Dennis is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He is Vice-President of Potter Concrete, Ltd. headquartered in Irving, Texas.
Anna G. Campbell was appointed to the Rockwall City Council in June of 2020. Anna was born and raised in the Republic of Panama (Canal Zone). She is a 30-year resident of the City of Rockwall where she has raised her two sons. She has been active in the Rockwall community, serving as President of the Rockwall County Hispanic Republican Club and on the Executive Board of the Rockwall Women’s League. Anna is the President Elect for the Rockwall County Republican Women, and holds additional leadership roles with the Boys and Girls Club, and the Rockwall Rotary Club.
Anna is a 20 year educator for Rockwall ISD. She has taught bilingual kindergarten and 1st grade; ESL and Spanish in middle school; and AVID, ESL and Spanish at Rockwall High School. She has served on the RHS Leadership Team for 10 years, and currently sponsors the RHS Interact Club, which connects high school students with Rockwall Rotary projects. Anna has received several honors, including Williams Middle School Teacher of the Year, Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year, the Hawk Award-Most Influential Teacher of the Year (twice), Multi-Cultural Secondary Teacher of the Year and nominated by students, peers and parents for the Sterling Shining Star Award. Anna earned a B.A. in English and Spanish.
Anna has also served the Rockwall County Hispanic community working with churches and other organizations in providing legal assistance, as well as family involvement in education and the community. Anna enjoys spending time with her family and is a member of the First Baptist Church of Rockwall.