Barbara Thompson has been Main Street Director
with the City of Lufkin since 2004. Prior to
becoming the Main Street Director, Barbara
served five years as a Congressional Aid for U S
Congressman Jim Turner.
Barbara is a native of Arkansas, where she
earned her Business Degree from Southern
She is active in the community where she serves
on the boards of Woodland Heights Medical Center
and Lufkin Pro Day Group. She is a member of the
Angelina Historical Commission, The East Texas
Historical Commission, Angelina Rotary Club, the
Lufkin/Angelina Chamber of Commerce and is a
2007 graduate of Leadership Lufkin. She is also
a member of the National Forum of Black Public
Administrators and the National Main Street.
As Main Street Director, Barbara is responsible
for coordinating the activity of the Main Street
Program committees; managing administrative
aspects of the program; developing along with
the Board appropriate downtown revitalization
strategies, ongoing public awareness and
education programs. She also assists business
and property owners with property improvement
projects while encouraging a cooperative climate
with other downtown or community organizations.
Barbara serves as an advocate for downtown
issues on local, state and national levels.
If you have any concerns regarding the Main
Street Department, please contact the Main
Street office at 936-633-0205. Barbara’s e-mail