City Councilmember Met Lane presented long-time Carrollton surgeon and longest-serving Carrollton Board of Education member, Dr. James Pope, with a key to the city at the Carrollton Trojans’ state playoffs football game Friday night.
“I can’t think of a more deserving recipient of this honor than Dr. Pope,” said Carrollton City Council Member Met Lane. “Or a more appropriate setting for us to show our appreciation for all he has done for the health and education of our community.”
Pope was a member of the 1961 Carrollton High School state championship football team and 1962 Carrollton High School state championship baseball team. He practiced for 36 years with Carrollton Surgical Group and has held leadership roles on numerous boards, foundations and professional associations. Citing Pope’s positive influence in the health, education, and growth of Carrollton and his life of dedication to his profession, Carrollton’s mayor and city council honored Pope by proclaiming November 15, 2019, “Dr. James Pope Day” at their November 4 meeting.
Photos courtesy of Carrollton City Schools