Some members of the Dallas City Council joke that neighbor Carrie Prysock is their boss. Others call her the “Council Mom.” As director of the Mayor and City Council Office, Prysock runs day-to-day operations for the mayor, City Council members and their staff. “My job deals with a lot of personalities, and there are a lot of requirements,” Prysock says. “You can’t be a wilting flower. There’s not a lot of glory in a behind-the-scenes position, but I really enjoy being the ‘Council Mom’ to them.” Prysock has dedicated her life to public service. After college, she worked at the Dallas Regional Chamber before becoming a staffer for former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Then she spent 11 years as the government affairs director for the North Texas Tollway Authority. She lives in Junius Heights with her husband and two boys, Sam and Scout.