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MISSION STATEMENT

"On behalf of the citizens of College Station, home of Texas A&M University,
the city council will promote and advance the community's quality of life."
    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 four years (the transition from three-year to four-year terms will be completed for all council positions by 2024) 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. For a complete list of City of College Station events and meetings, visit cstx.gov/calendar.

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    Mayor John Nichols
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    Mayor John Nichols


    979.764.3541
    [email protected]


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    Elected

    November 2022 (Mayor)
    December 2012-2022 (City Council)

    Committees/Community Service

    Brazos County Health Department, 2021
    BVSWMA Agency Board of Directors 2016-
    BCS Metropolitan Planning Organization, 2021-
    Comprehensive Plan Evaluation Committee
    BCS Chamber of Commerce - Chair, Chamber Transportation Committee, 2017-
    Sister Cities Committee, 2019-
    Spring Creek Local Government Corporation
    Blinn College Bryan Campus Advisory Council, 2017 – Chair 2020-
    BCS Joint Relief Funding Review Committee, 2017 -2018
    BCS Chamber of Commerce – Legislative Affairs Committee, 2017-
    Angelina-Augustine HOA, President, 2014 –
    Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, Business and Community Advisory Council, 2010-2018
    Brazos Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Board, 2014-2016
    College Station Planning and Zoning Commission, 2004 – 2010, Chair 2006-2010
    College Station Parks and Recreation Board, 1998-2004, Chair 2001-2004
    College Station Community Appearance Committee, Chair, 1995-1998
    College Station Noon Lions Club since 1970, President and Deputy District
    Governor College Station Soccer Club, organizing member and officer, President 1970s
    Brazos Valley Symphony Society, Board member, President 1985-86
    Arts Council of Brazos Valley, Board member, President 1992-93
    Graduate-College Station Citizens Police Academy
    Graduate-College Station Citizens Fire Academy

    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


    City Council Place 1 • Mark Smith
    Mark Smith


    Mark Smith

    Place 1 Councilman

    979.764.3541
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    Elected

    November 2022

    Committees/Community Service

    Arts Council of the Brazos Valley, 1992
    President, Raintree Neighborhood Association, 1994
    Keep Brazos Beautiful Executive Board Member, 2005 - 2010
    Zoning Board of Adjustment, 2019 - 2022
    Planning and Zoning Commission, 2022
    Brazos Valley Troupe Board of Directors, 2019 - 2022


    Education

    Texas A&M, B.S. Civil Engineering, 1978
    Texas A&M, Masters, Public Administration, 1992

    Occupation

    GRP Division Manager, San Jacinto River Authority, 2010-20
    Director of Public Works, City of College Station, 1994 - 2010
    Assistant Director of Public Services, City of College Station, 1990-94
    Assistant City Engineer, City of College Station, 1980-90

    City Council Place 2 • William Wright
    William Wright


    William Wright

    Place 2 Councilman

    979.764.3541
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    Elected

    November 2022

    Committees/Community Service

    College Station Citizens University Graduate, 2018
    Historic Preservation Committee, 2019 - 2022
    Planning and Zoning Commission, 2021 - 2022
    Impact Fee Advisory Committee, 2021 - 2022
    CSISD EOC Local Committee Member, 2021
    College Station Citizens Fire Academy, 2022
    College Station Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association, 2022 - Present
    Community Action Response Team (CART), 2022 - Present
    Citizens Bond Advisory Committee, 2022
     

    Education

    Texas A&M, B.A. History (Film Minor), 2011 

    Occupation

    Production manager, Reynolds & Reynolds, 2007-Present

    City Council Place 3 • Linda Harvell
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    Linda Harvell

    Place 3 Councilwoman

    979.764.3541
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    Elected

    November 2020-2024
    November 2017-2020
    November 2016-2017 (One-year term to complete an unexpired term)

    Committees

    Audit Committee
    Architectural Advisory Committee
    BioCorridor Board
    Brazos County Health Department
    Brazos Valley CEOC Policy Advisory Board
    Brazos Valley Wide Area Communications System
    Experience Bryan/College Station
    Spring Creek Local Government Corporation
    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



    City Council Place 4 • Elizabeth Cunha


    Elizabeth Cunha

    Place 4 Councilwoman

    979.764.3541
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    Elected

    November 2021-2024
    November 2020-2021

    Committees

    Audit Committee
    Compensation and Benefits Committee
    Transportation and Mobility Committee
    Bicycles, Pedestrians and Greenways Committee

    Community Service and Involvement

    Planning and Zoning Commission
    Impact Fee Advisory Committee
    Bio Corridor Board
    Comprehensive Plan Evaluation Committee
    Census Count Committee
    Pre-marital educator for State of Texas Twogether program
    IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, VITA
    Boy Scouts of America Unit Commissioner, Youth Protection Training Instructor
    Parks and Recreation Board, Chair
    President of Southern Plantation Homeowners’ Association

    Education

    Attended University of Texas at Austin
    Attended Blinn College
    Attended Brigham Young University – Idaho Online

    Occupation

    Academic Tutor, CSISD Paraprofessional
    School Bus Driver, CSISD Transportation


    City Council Place 5 • Bob Yancy


    Bob Yancy

    Place 5 Councilman

    979.764.3541
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    Elected

    November 2022

    Committees/Community Service

    United States Air Force
    Texas Statewide Healthcare Council
    Scott & White Medical Center Board Chair
    Baylor Scott & White Hospital College Station Board Chair
    Military Service Academy Selection Committee Chair
    City of College Station Construction Board of Adjustments

    Education

    Texas A&M, B.S. Political Science
    Community College of the Air Force

    Occupation

    Founder and CEO of MEMdata (Retired)
    Real Estate Investor

    City Council Place 6 • Dennis Maloney
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    Dennis Maloney

    Place 6 Councilman

    979.764.3541
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    Elected

    November 2021-2024
    November 2018-2021
    Previously elected in 1999, 2002, and 2008

    Committees

    Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
    Audit Committee
    2018-2020 Audit Committee

    Community Service

    2020 Comprehensive Plan Committee

    Education

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

    Occupation

    Self-employed painting contractor


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