Dr. Michael Banks

Doctor of Dental Surgery (Retired); Co-Chairman

Michael Banks, Doctor of Dental Surgery

  • Family:
    • Wife of 46 years; 3 children; 11 grandchildren
  • Education:
    • Jacksonville High School Graduated l965
    • Jacksonville College, Jacksonville, Texas
    • Associate of Arts Degree Graduated l967, High Honors
    • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree Graduated l969
    • Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery Graduated l974
  • Professional:
    • Private dental practice in Jacksonville, TX from l974; Retired, 2015
  • Awards:
    • 2018 Tourism Award, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
    • Conservation Hero of the Year, 2006, Texas Conservation Alliance
    • 2009 Lone Star Sierra Club River Award to Friends of the Neches River
  • Civic:
    • College of Arts and Sciences External Advisory Council, University of Texas at Tyler
    • Past-president, Therapet Board of Directors, 2013
    • Co-Chairman, Friends of the Neches River
    • Past- East Texas Medical Center- Jacksonville, Board of Directors
    • Past- East Texas Medical Center Foundation, Board of Directors
    • Friends of the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge, Board
    • Board of Visitors, Vice-President, Jacksonville College
    • Jacksonville Rotary Club, Past-President
    • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Past Director and Officer
    • Jacksonville Independent School District Trustee (l986-l989)
    • Past- First Interstate Bank, Jacksonville, TX, former Director
    • Nan Travis Memorial Hospital, Board of Directors
    • Former Boy Scout Troop 407 Scoutmaster
    • Missions – dental, Belize, Central America; and Aquismon, Mexico
  • Hobbies:
    • Hunting, fishing, tennis, kayaking, outdoor writing, travel
  • Other:
    • Veteran of Texas Army National Guard; former public school teacher


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