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    QUALIFICATIONS
    The City of College Station operates under a council-manager form of government. The city council is composed of the mayor and six councilmembers elected at large. The mayor is the council's presiding officer and is recognized as the head of the city government for ceremonial purposes. The mayor is entitled to vote on all matters under consideration by the council. The council shall elect a mayor pro tem from its membership who acts as mayor during the mayor's absence or disability.

    The mayor and each council member will hold office for three years until his or her successor is elected and qualified. No person shall be deemed elected to an office unless that person receives a majority of all the votes cast.

    The mayor and each council member must be a citizen of the United States, a qualified voter of the state of Texas, and have resided for at least one year within the corporate limits of College Station.

    The city council has the power to appoint the city manager, adopt the budget, authorize the issuance of bonds, and name members of commissions and boards. The city council also establishes policies regarding zoning, parks, master greenway plan and development of yearly strategic issues.
    COUNCIL MEETINGS
    Meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month in the Council Chambers at College Station City Hall, located at 1101 Texas Ave. Meetings are open to the public. For a complete list of City of College Station events and meetings, visit cstx.gov/calendar.

    Can't attend a city council meeting? You can watch it live on Suddenlink Ch. 19, online at cstx.gov/cstv19 or follow the live blog at blog.cstx.gov.

    The city council welcomes written and oral comments from the public at regular meetings. Click here to learn more.
    Mayor Karl Mooney
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    Mayor Karl Mooney

    979.764.3541
    kmooney@cstx.gov

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    Elected

    Elected mayor November 2016
    Re-elected to council in November 2014
    Elected to council in May 2011

    Committees

    Blinn College Brazos Valley Advisory Committee
    Brazos Valley CEOC Advisory Board
    Brazos Valley Council of Governments Boards of Directors
    Brazos Valley Council of Governments Intergovernmental Committee
    BVSWMA, Inc. Board of Directors
    B/CS Metropolitan Planning Organization
    Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
    Spring Creek Local Government Corporation
    Audit Committee (chair)
    Budget and Finance Committee
    Compensation and Benefits Committee
    Economic Development Committee
    Transportation and Mobility Committee

    Community Service

    College Station Planning and Zoning Commission, 1997-01
    Chairman, College Station Planning and Zoning Commission, 2000-01
    Secretary, Bridgewater Homeowners Association, 2008-10
    Former Boy Scout leader
    Former YMCA/YWCA board member
    Former church board member

    Education

    Point Pleasant Boro (N.J.) High School, 1968
    Trenton State College, 1972 (B.A., English Education)
    Jersey City State College, 1975 (M.A., Urban Studies/Reading)
    Lehigh University, 1982 (Ph.D., Education)

    Occupation

    Director of General Academic Programs Advising, Texas A&M University

    Hobbies

    Sports, model trains, local history, playing catch with my chocolate lab, Sarge


    City Council Place 1 • Bob Brick
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    Bob Brick

    Place 1 Councilman

    979.764.3541
    rbrick@cstx.gov

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    Elected

    November 2017

    Committees

    Arts Council of the Brazos Valley Board
    Blinn College Brazos County Advisory Board
    Brazos Valley Council of Governments Intergovernmental Committee
    Brazos Valley Council of Governments Regional Transportation Committee
    Architectural Advisory Committee
    Compensation and Benefits Committee
    Transportation and Mobility Committee

    Education

    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Texas Tech University

    Occupation

    Research Specialist, Institute of Quantum Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University

    Background

    While my private enterprise and higher education career stops include the Philippines, Ceylon, Pakistan and Indonesia, I moved to College Station in 1976. I began working at Texas A&M after retiring from Blinn College in 2016.

    Family

    Wife: Blanche
    Daughter: Kathleen
    Son: John, and wife Jamee
    Grandchildren: Hannah, David, Olivia
    City Council Place 2 • Jerome Rektorik
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    Jerome Rektorik

    Place 2 Councilman

    979.764.3541
    jrektorik@cstx.gov

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    Elected

    November 2016

    Committees

    Budget & Finance 
    Economic Development
    Spring Creek Local Government Corp.
    Bryan/College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Community Service and Involvement

    Member of A&M United Methodist Church
    Chair, Endowment Committee – A&M United Methodist Church
    Member of Finance Committee – A&M United Methodist Church
    Member – Bryan / College Station Chamber of Commerce
    President, Home Owners Association.
    Former Member – College Station Planning and Zoning Commission – 2011-2016
    Former Member of Board of Directors – UPA
    Former Member of Board of Directors – OPAS
    Former Member of Audit Committee
    Former Member of Compensation and Benefits Committee
    Graduate – College Station Citizens University
    Graduate – College Station Citizens Police Academy

    Education

    B.A. Economics, Texas A&M University, 1965
    Member of Texas A&M Corps of Cadets
    M.B.A Management, Texas A&M University, 1974

    Occupation

    Retired after 13 years with the A&M Foundation raising major dollars for The George Bush School of Government and Public Service and the Corps of Cadets.
    More than 25 years in the private business sector with budgeting and profit and loss responsibilities, including seven years in Saudi Arabia.
    Spent 11 years as an officer in the U.S. Army, including two tours in the Republic of Vietnam.

    Family

    Wife: Diane
    Daughter: Mary Rebecca Fleming

    Hobbies

    Bridge
    Texas A&M sports and activities
    Traveling
    City Council Place 3 • Linda Harvell
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    Linda Harvell

    Place 3 Councilwoman

    979.764.3541
    lharvell@cstx.gov

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    Elected

    Re-elected November 2017
    November 2016 (One-year term to complete an unexpired term)

    Committees

    BioCorridor Board
    Brazos County Health Department
    Brazos Valley CEOC Policy Advisory Board
    Experience Bryan/College Station
    Architectural Advisory Committee
    Transportation and Mobility Committee (chair)

    Community Service

    Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce
    College Station Noon Lions Club
    Brazos County A&M Club
    Better Business Bureau of Brazos Valley & Deep East Texas
    Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion, Earl Graham Post No. 159
    Republican Women of Brazos Valley
    Go Texan
    Juried Member – Truly Texan
    Graduate – College Station Citizens University
    Graduate - College Station Citizens Police Academy
    Graduate - College Station Citizens Fire Academy

    Education

    Attended Texas A&M University, 1966–1969 (Studied English and Theater Arts)
    Attended Southwest Texas State University, 1965–1966 (Studied Special Education)
    Attended A&M Consolidated High School, 1953-1965
    Certified Tourism Professional Certification (CTP) – Purdue University
    Certified Tourism Industry Specialist (CTIS) – Indiana State University

    Occupation

    Owner/CEO, Texas Trading Post-Fun Texas Stuff

    Family

    Three daughters: Cecilee Herd, ‘95 (Vice President, Former Students Association, Texas A&M University), Stacey Pellett, ‘97 (Manager, Public Affairs, John Deere Corporation), Jenny Morris, ‘2007 (stay-at-home Mom)
    Blessed with eight grandchildren

    City Council Place 4 • Elianor Vessali
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    Elianor Vessali

    Place 4 Councilwoman

    979.764.3541
    evessali@cstx.gov

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    Elected

    November 2018 (Two-year term to complete the unexpired term of John Nichols)

    Committees

    Brazos Valley Area Wide Communications System
    RELLIS External Advisory Council
    Architectural Advisory Committee
    Audit Committee
    Compensation and Benefits Committee

    Community Service

    Corps of Cadets - Company P-2 - Alumni Outfit Representative
    Corps of Cadets Association Advisory Board Member
    Caring Aggies Mentoring Program Mentor
    Bryan Rotary Club Rotarian
    Voices for Children CASA Volunteer
    Citizen Fire Academy Alumni Association Member
    Voices for Children UP Mentor
    Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association Board Secretary

    Education

    B.S Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University
    J.D., South Texas College of Law

    Occupation

    Business manager and realtor
    City Council Place 5 • John Nichols
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    John Nichols

    Place 5 Councilman

    979.764.3541
    jnichols@cstx.gov


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    Elected

    November 2017
    Previously elected in 2012, re-elected in 2015

    Committees

    Brazos County Health Department
    BVSWMA, Inc. Board of Directors
    B/CS Metropolitan Planning Organization
    Sisters Cities
    Spring Creek Local Government Corporation
    Budget and Finance Committee
    Economic Development Committee

    Education

    B.S., Cornell University, 1963
    M.S., Michigan State University, 1965
    Ph.D, Cornell University, 1969

    Occupation

    Retired professor, Texas A&M University

    Hobbies

    Reading, traveling, walking and community service

    Family

    Wife: Carol
    Children: Catherine, Stephen and Amy
    City Council Place 6 • Dennis Maloney
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    Dennis Maloney

    Place 6 Councilman

    979.764.3541
    dmaloney@cstx.gov

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    Elected

    November 2018
    Previously elected to council in 1999, 2002, and 2008

    Committees

    Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
    Audit Committee

    Community Service

    President, Woodcreek-Stonebridge Homeowners Association
    College Station Councilmember: 1999-2005, 2008-2011
    Chairman of the Brazos County Board of Health
    Research Valley Partnership Board of Directors
    College Station Historic Preservation Committee
    College Station Transportation Committee
    Wolf Pen Creek Oversight Committee
    Bryan/College Station Sister Cities Committee
    College Station and CSISD Joint Legislative Committee
    Ciudad Real, Spain/City of College Station Fraternal Partnership

    Education

    B.A., English, Texas A&M University (minor in Spanish)

    Occupation

    Self-employed painting contractor

    Family

    Wife -- Frances, retired BISD school teacher
    Two children and six grandchildren
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