From the Desk of the Mayor
Citizens of Celina
"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” Henry FordThis type of cooperative spirit is what you will find in our community. We care about each other and the success of our city. Community stakeholders working together allow us to achieve common goals.
I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the citizens of Celina as Mayor. I take this responsibility very seriously and look forward to working with all stakeholders in our city.
Celina is a "Home Rule City" which puts the governing of the city in the hands of the elected City Council with the City Manager implementing those decisions. As a member of the City Council for the past several years, I am proud to be involved in the progression of our community. Comprehensive plans for our future land use and growth have been developed and many have been accomplished. Although we still have several planning projects and decisions to make. These decisions need to be made to ensure we grow with our goals in mind.
Since we are located on Highway 289 (Preston Road) and the new extension of the Dallas North Tollway, we have quick access to Frisco, Plano, and the DFW area which offers limitless opportunities. That is one of the many reasons my wife and I chose Celina as our home after graduating from Texas A and M University. We loved the small-town charm and both have family which run deep throughout this area. Our families raised us in communities which had great pride in their traditions. This sense of community pride is what we wanted for our children and is exactly what we found in Celina.
Our successful “Main Street” program has made our downtown area a growing and exciting place to host events and shop. Our parks are carefully maintained and used by several athletic groups as well as families for gatherings. Our dedicated city employees have the most up-to-date technology and equipment to ensure preparedness for all tasks and emergencies. We have a city that cares and strives to be the best.
The school’s mission statement is as follows: “The mission of the District, as the primary educational entity, is to provide a safe, caring, structured learning environment where teachers educate and motivate students to become productive citizens of their community.” This statement is exemplified throughout the district as well as the community.
Our city is growing, and with the help of all citizens, we can maintain this great atmosphere of caring and respect for our Celina heritage. Growth is inevitable, but as we work together, we can achieve greatness in all aspects of our city.
Thank you for this opportunity to work for you at this pivotal time in our city’s history.
Mayor, City of Celina