Judge Baker contributes to the community through his involvement with several organizations. He is a charter member of Tyler Junior College Public Administration Advisory Board. In addition, he is a member of several local boards and committees, among them Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, Tyler Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee, Chief Elected Officials Board/Rural Planning Organization and the Board of Directors of the East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG), Smith County Tax Abatement Committee, Smith County Revolving Loan Fund Board of Directors, Tyler Junior College Legal Assistants Advisory Committee, City of Tyler Reinvestment Zone Committee, the City of Lindale Tax Increment Financing Board, and Tyler Pipe Company’s Community Advisory Panel. In addition, he is on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Tyler Economic Development Council (TEDC), the Board of Directors of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, and sits on the Chief Elected Officials’ Board for Workforce Solutions East Texas.
Judge Baker and his wife Melanie reside in Tyler and are the proud parents of three children. The Bakers are active members of Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler, where he has served on several church committees. Judge Baker enjoys reading, hunting, camping, do-it-yourself projects, and is an avid history buff. In addition, he is totally fascinated by new advances in technology and is self-educated on any new “gizmo” that is introduced.
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