Ben Collins

City Council
Title: Place 5
Phone: (903) 457-3130
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Ben Collins was unopposed for Place 5 in the May 1, 2021, general election and was sworn into office in May 2021.

Councilmember Collins was born in Plano, Texas, and graduated from Greenville Christian Academy.  After high school, he attended Texas A&M University and received a B.S.  in computer science, followed by achieving his M.Eng. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M as well.  

Collins is employed as a software engineer and is currently working for an NYC-based software company in the restaurant industry.  He has also participated in various entrepreneurial ventures along the way during his career.  

Mr. Collins has been active in community service in the Greenville community previously by serving on the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission for 8 years, the Substandard Structures Commission for 3 years, and the City’s Charter review committee for 2 terms.  

Hobbies enjoyed by Councilmember Collins include reading, theology, history, bitcoin, fitness, and firearms.  

Ben Collins and his wife Angela have 7 children and are expecting an 8th child in December 2021.  



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