In May of 2013, I was elected the 39th Mayor of Plano. My primary focus has been fostering an environment, which brings economic prosperity to all.
Through this positive economic development environment, the city will have the ability to deliver quality services and revitalize neighborhoods. Over the past 3 1/2 years, Plano has emerged as a regional employment center in North Texas. This success includes wins such as Toyota, FedEx, Liberty Mutual, JP Moran, Hilti, and recently Coca-Cola regional HQ’s just to name a few. This economic prosperity has allowed Plano to deliver excellence in service through a nationally acclaimed Police and Fire Department, recognized parks and libraries. In 2015 alone, Plano was rated among the top 10 cities nationally in the categories of “Safest Cities in America,” “Best Cities for Families,” “Excellence in Parks and Recreation” and a “Top Place to Settle Down.” Also Plano was voted the “#1 City to Find a Job” in 2016 by WalletHub. Plano has delivered these services with the lowest tax rate in the Metroplex.
I am equally passionate about fostering a sense of community. My role as Mayor is to inspire our citizens, especially our youth to believe they live in the best city in the nation and encourage them to give back to the community. I am proud of our efforts through the Food 4 Kids Plano Program that feeds chronically hungry children and the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program that offers real life business experience to the youth.
I am proud to represent this city and will continue to work to keep us a Big City and a Strong Community.