J.Ross Lacy was sworn into office on January 13, 2014 as the councilman for District 4. He was born and raised in Midland and is a graduate of Lee High School. He received his BBA in Finance from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Lacy is the President of Lacy Oil Corp. and Managing Partner of Lacy Capital, LLC. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Midland and serves on numerous local and state boards.
In January 2016, Lacy was appointed by Governor Abbott to serve on the Texas Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee. He also was awarded the 2016 John Ben Shepperd Pathfinder award, which honors a Texas leader under the age of 40.
Lacy currently serves on the Midland Spaceport Development Corporation Board, University of Texas of the Permian Basin Development Board, John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute Advisory Council, and the UTPB College of Business and Engineering Advisory Board.
In addition to his civic leadership, Lacy is a member of numerous local and state professional organizations.