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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."
Council Members
    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.

    Council Meeting Procedure.pdf - 282 KB

    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.

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    Mayor John Nichols
    photo of John Nichols

    Mayor John Nichols


    979.764.3541
    [email protected]


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    Elected

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

    Committees/Community Service

    ACTIVE
    Architectural Advisory Committee
    Audit Committee (Chair)
    Brazos Valley Community Emergency Operations Center Policy Advisory Board
    Brazos Valley Council of Governments Board of Directors
    Brazos Valley Council of Gov't Intergovernmental Committee
    Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
    Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency Board of Directors (Chair)
    Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization
    Budget and Finance
    Compensation and Benefits, (Mayor)
    Economic Development (Chair)
    Spring Creek Local Government Corporation Services

    FORMER
    Angelina-Augustine HOA (President)
    Arts Council of Brazos Valley (Board Member and President)
    BCS Chamber of Commerce - Chair, Chamber Transportation Committee
    BCS Chamber of Commerce - Legislative Affairs Committee
    BCS Joint Relief Funding Review Committee
    Blinn College Bryan Campus Advisory Council (Chair)
    Brazos County Health Department
    Brazos Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Board
    Brazos Valley Symphony Society, Board member (President)
    College Station Community Appearance Committee (Chair)
    College Station Parks and Recreation Board (Chair)
    College Station Planning and Zoning Commission (Chair)
    College Station Noon Lions Club since 1970 (President and Deputy District)
    Comprehensive Plan Evaluation Committee
    Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, Business and Community Advisory Council
    Governor College Station Soccer Club (Organizing Member, Officer, and President)
    Graduate - College Station Citizens Police Academy
    Graduate - College Station Citizens Fire Academy
    Sister Cities 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


    City Council Place 1 • Mark Smith
    Mark Smith


    Mark Smith

    Place 1 Councilman

    979.764.3541
    [email protected]

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    Elected

    November 2022

    Committees/Community Service

    ACTIVE
    Audit Committee
    Brazos Valley Council of Gov't Intergovernmental Committee
    Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency Board of Directors
    Compensation and Benefits
    Spring Creek Local Government Corporation Services
    Transportation and Mobility

    FORMER
    Arts Council of the Brazos Valley
    Brazos Valley Troupe Board of Directors
    Keep Brazos Beautiful Executive Board Member
    Planning and Zoning Commission
    Raintree Neighborhood Association, President
    Zoning Board of Adjustment

    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 - 2020
    Director of Public Works, City of College Station, 1994 - 2010
    Assistant Director of Public Services, City of College Station, 1990 - 1994
    Assistant City Engineer, City of College Station, 1980 - 1990

    City Council Place 2 • William Wright
    William Wright


    William Wright

    Place 2 Councilman

    979.764.3541
    [email protected]

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    Elected

    November 2022

    Committees/Community Service

    ACTIVE
    Brazos Valley Wide Area Communications System
    Community Action Response Team (CART)
    College Station Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association
    College Station History Sub-Committee
    Economic Development

    FORMER
    College Station Citizens University Graduate
    Historic Preservation CommitteE
    Planning and Zoning Commission
    Impact Fee Advisory Committee
    CSISD EOC Local Committee Member
    College Station Citizens Fire Academy
    Citizens Bond Advisory Committee
     

    Education

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

    Occupation

    Production manager, Reynolds & Reynolds, 2007 - Present

    City Council Place 3 • Linda Harvell
    photo of Linda Harvell


    Linda Harvell

    Place 3 Councilwoman

    979.764.3541
    [email protected]

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    Elected

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

    Committees/Community Service

    ACTIVE
    Audit Committee
    Architectural Advisory Committee
    BioCorridor Board
    Brazos County Health Department
    Brazos Valley CEOC Policy Advisory Board (Alternate)
    College Station History Sub-Committee
    Experience Bryan/College Station
    Transportation and Mobility Committee (Chair)

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

    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
    [email protected]

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    Elected

    November 2021-2024
    November 2020-2021

    Committees/Community Service

    ACTIVE
    Arts Council of the Brazos Valley
    Architectural Advisory Committee
    Budget and Finance
    Transportation and Mobility (BPG Chair)

    FORMER
    Audit Committee
    Bicycles, Pedestrians and Greenways Committee
    Bio Corridor Board
    Boy Scouts of America Unit Commissioner, Youth Protection Training Instructor
    Census Count Committee
    Compensation and Benefits Committee
    Comprehensive Plan Evaluation Committee
    Impact Fee Advisory Committee
    IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, VITA
    Transportation and Mobility Committee
    Parks and Recreation Board, Chair
    Planning and Zoning Commission
    Pre-marital educator for State of Texas Twogether program
    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
    [email protected]

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    Elected

    November 2022

    Committees/Community Service

    ACTIVE
    Brazos County Health Department,
    Compensation and Benefits
    Economic Development
    Regional Transportation Committee for Council of Governments
    Spring Creek Local Government Corporation Services

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

    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
    photo of Dennis Maloney

    Dennis Maloney

    Place 6 Councilman
    Mayor Pro Tem

    979.764.3541
    dmalo[email protected]

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    Elected

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

    Committees/Community Service

    ACTIVE
    Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
    Budget and Finance
    College Station History Sub-Committee
    Sister City Committee
    Texas Municipal League Legislative Affairs Committee

    FORMER

    Brazos County Board of Health (Chairman)
    Brazos County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors
    Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Corp (Board of Directors)
    Capital Improvement Projects Committee
    Ciudad Real, Spain/City of College Station Fraternal Partnership
    College Station and C.I.S.D. Joint Legislative Committee
    College Station Audit Committee
    College Station Councilman
    College Station Historic Preservation Committee (Co-Chair)
    College Station Transportation Committee (Chair)
    Comprehensive Plan Committee
    Planning and Zoning Commissioner
    Research Valley Partnership Board of Directors
    Wolf Pen Creek Oversite Committee
    Woodcreek Stonebridge Homeowners Association (President)

    Education

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

    Occupation

    Self-employed painting contractor


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