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Colleyville City Councilmembers are elected at-large, which means the Councilmembers represent the entire city, not an electoral district of the city. The Councilmembers are elected by all voters in the city, not a voter group defined by a geographical area.



Richard Newton, Mayor
Term Expires: May 2019
Email: rnewton@colleyville.com
Address: 1208 Holly Lane
Phone: 817.247.1642
Colleyville Resident Since: 1987

As Mayor, I will put Colleyville citizens’ best interests first, will work to insure Colleyville city government is citizen friendly, and will insure Colleyville city hall is a welcoming place to visit. I will preserve Colleyville’s open and rural character by maintaining low-density high quality residential developments as required by Colleyville’s Comprehensive Master Plan, insure open and transparent city government, listen to and respect all citizens, and work to modify the city charter for term limits. I will also work with business owners in Colleyville to promote their success and work to attract new businesses within Colleyville’s commercial corridors that fit within the Colleyville Master Plan Vision.

I will manage city finances conservatively to insure citizens get value for every dollar spent while insuring the city government prioritizes public safety through police and fire services and delivers adequate city infrastructure such as streets, water and sewer. I also support the maintenance and enhancement of other city services such as parks and the library.

Family: Married to Linda for 19 years. Linda is a native of Grapevine, attended GCISD schools and received a Bachelors and MBA from UTA. She was a Colleyville city councilmember for two terms and served as Mayor Pro-Tem. She has also been a Colleyville business owner and very active in the community for many years.

Linda ad Richard have a blended family with three children; Nathan Newton and wife Mallory Legg Newton, Natalee (Newton) Haggan and husband Paul Haggan, and Doug Ahlers (stepson) and wife Sabrina Ahlers. They have four grandchildren with another on the way and two great grandchildren.

Occupation: Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional, Founder and Principal LGRW LLC, retired Executive with Alcon Division of Novartis, Inc., former Executive with Frito-Lay and Brown and Williamson, former tenured Professor of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Education: B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Community Involvement:
Colleyville Lions Club (current)
Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce Director
Colleyville Economic Development Board
Colleyville Tax Increment Finance District Board
Colleyville Charter Commission
GCISD Capital Program Committee
Elected Board Member Universities Space Research Association
Chairman and Treasurer (different terms), Alliance for Higher Education, Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization
Dallas Commission on International Trade; Science & Technology
Dallas Mayor’s Initiative to Implement the International Commission Report



Chris Putnam, Mayor Pro Tem
Term Expires: May 2017
Email: cputnam@colleyville.com
Address: 204 White Drive
Phone: 972.839.2343
Colleyville Resident Since: 2006 

As a councilmember, I will listen carefully to our residents and business owners to promote a culture of open communication and transparency with City Hall.  I am committed to protecting Colleyville’s unique small-town character in our neighborhoods, while transforming our commercial district to encourage economic growth that will help better diversify our tax base.  

Family:
Wife, Amy (married 24 years).  Three sons – Tanner, Courtland and Jack. 

Occupation:
Senior Vice-President, Sales & Business Development, Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq SNCR) 

Community Involvement:
Architected the GCISD transfer policy, and led the supporting parents group allowing students living in Colleyville city limits but zoned in neighboring school districts to attend GCISD schools.

Colleyville Lions Club
GHS Tennis Booster Club
CMS Band Booster Club
Former North Richland Hills Board of Adjustments
Former North Richland Hills Parks and Recreation Board 



 

Tammy Nakamura, Place 1
Term Expires: May 2019
Email: tnakamura@colleyville.com
Address: 2204 Collins Path
Phone: 214.274.5990
Colleyville Resident Since: 1999 

Thank you Colleyville for trusting me to represent you on the City Council. As a Colleyville Council Woman I commit to having the citizens in my heart when making the decisions I will be called upon to make. Community is very important to me and I take this leadership role very seriously. I plan on bringing back true citizen representatives to help in protecting the city I love and to shape it’s future.

Family:
I have been married to my husband Yuki for 29 years. We have two children: Natalia, 27 and Nico 23. My mother-in-law Nana has lived with us for 28 years.

Education:
BS in Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising from Eastern Kentucky University - 1980

Occupation:
Owner and Director of Marketing at Accent on You Cosmetic Surgery Center and Medi Spa and President at Natico Management Company.

Past and Present Community Leadership/Involvement:
• American Cancer Society
• Cancer Research Foundation
• American Heart Association
• Colleyville Woman’s Club
• The Arts League and Arts Council Northeast
• GRACE Gala and Advisory Board
• Beautiful Feet Ministry
• GHS Cheerleading Booster President
• GHS Football Booster Board
• President of PTSA’s at Glenhope, Crosstimbers, GHS

Awards
• Colleyville Chamber Citizen of the Year (’12)
• Colleyville Womans’ Club Awards – Neos Award 2002, Paladin Award 2003, Auragold Award 2004, Zenith Award 2007, Regency Award 2012, Spirit of CWC Award 2015
• Fort Worth Texas Magazine Art of Giving Award 2014
• Safehaven Legacy of Women Award 2014
• Arts Council Shining Stars Award 2015

Member at Covenant Church, Colleyville



Bobby Lindamood, Place 2
Term Expires: May 2019
Email: blindamood@colleyville.com
Address: 4913 Jim Mitchell Trail West
Phone: 214-232-8147
Colleyville Resident Since: 2010 

Colleyville is at a crossroads regarding several big issues for our city. They include high density, high water bills, and TexRail. I will be bringing a leadership style that brings the voice of the citizens back to city hall once again. I believe that the office of councilor, and the City itself, can and should be used to intervene to the benefit of the residents of our great city. With so many talents throughout the community of Colleyville we need to revitalize the full use of citizen involvement.

It's time we work as a "Team" - City Hall and residents "together".

I'm a true Texan raised with old school "Honesty" ~ "Integrity" ~ Where your name means something, and a hand shake is your bond. I have been married for 22 years to my wife Tami Lindamood, we also have 2 beautiful daughters who attend CHHS (Harper Lindamood) and O.C.Taylor/CMS (Reagan Lindamood).

I'm a true small business owner of JR's Demolition which has been in business for over 11 years and is ranked one of the top demolition business in the DFW Metroplex. Employing over 30 longtime team members.

• Demolition Specialist
• OSHA Trained
• Pay Dirt Systems Master
• Blue Print and Plans Examiner
• Received Multiple Safety Rebate Awards from Texas Mutual 2005 – 2015
• Attended Arlington Baptist College
• Town President of CBC Cartwright, Oklahoma 2013 -2014
• Texas Sports Reach Prison Ministry President 2000 – 2013 (Active member)
• Lions Club Member (Sponsor of Breakfast with Santa / Hole in one / Golf Tournament / Bikes for the Blind)
• Colleyville Chamber Member
• CWC Supporter/Sponsor
• Major Sponsor Mid Life Pregnancy Centers
• Major Sponsor Gatehouse for Women
• Community Softball, Volleyball, CHHS Fall Softball Coach
• Dad’s Club for Kids
• Deacon of Sherwood Baptist Church / Now attends Compass Church





Jody Short, Place 4
Term Expires: May 2017
Email: jshort@colleyville.com
Address: 7703 Jefferson Circle
Phone: 817.713.6111
Colleyville Resident Since: 1994

My priorities are protecting the quality and integrity of our neighborhoods, completing improvements to State Highway 26, and promoting quality commercial development in Colleyville.

Family: 
Married to Julie for 23 years; three children - Kyle, Ally, and Jason
 
Occupation: 
Professional Engineer - President of Lee Engineering, a civil engineering consulting firm specializing in traffic engineering and transportation planning

Education: 
BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M 

Community Involvement:
Colleyville Planning and Zoning Commission 1995-1999
Colleyville City Council 1999-2001
SH26 Advisory Committee 2002
Traffic Safety Advisory Committee 2004-2008
Capital Improvement Plan Committee 2006
Colleyville Clean Sweep Chairman 2009-2010
Colleyville Lions Club xSIGHTment Run Chairman 2010-2012
Coach for youth soccer and basketball 2003-2011



Nancy Coplen

Nancy Coplen, Place 5
Term Expires: May 2018
Email: ncoplen@colleyville.com
Address: 4803 Queensbury Way E.
Phone: 817.300.8351
Colleyville Resident Since: 2001 

It is an honor to serve the citizens of Colleyville, and I pledge to perform my duties with civility and integrity. I will conduct the city's business in a fair, transparent way, and strive to maintain professionalism on the City Council. I am committed to protecting Colleyville’s unique small-town character and its neighborhoods, continue development in the central commercial district, complete the expansion of SH26, maintain our strong financial rating, and ensure that our public safety and services have the means to sustain Colleyville as the safest city in Texas. 

Family: Married to Phil Coplen for 38 years and five children/spouses; Barbara and Russell Taylor, John and Carrie Coplen, Phillip and Megan Coplen, Tom and Brittany Coplen, Sarah and Josh Scheel, fourteen grandchildren. All children graduates of GCISD school system. 

Education:
BS in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo-1977
MA in Political Science from University of Texas at Arlington-2012   

Occupation:
Community Volunteer, Freelance Landscape Designer. Past Substitute Teacher GCISD, Tennis Coach, and Draftsman 

Community Involvement:
- Colleyville City Boards/Committees Library Board 2007-2010, Parks and Recreation 2001-2007, 2014-2015, Historical Preservation 2012-2015, Tree Committee 2014
- Colleyville Chamber of Commerce- 2001-present, Advisory Member 2003-2008, Youth Leadership Advisor 2011-2012
- Keep Colleyville Beautiful Committee Member 2005-2014 Executive Board 2012- 2014
- Woodland Hills HOA Board- 2013-present
- Colleyville Woman’s Club- 2001-present Several Exec. Board positions, Youth Recognition
- Colleyville Garden Club- 2005-presant
- Colleyville Lions Club-2015
- Colleyville Executive Organization-2015
- GCISD District Committees- District Improvement Plan, Attendance Area Revision, Partners in Education, Parent Advisory Committee, Principal Selection Committee, Diversity Advisory Council
- Fine Arts Advisory Committee
- President of the Colleyville Heritage PTSA 1999-2001
- Designer of Heritage Middle School Outdoor Classroom 1993
- Designer of CHHS Panther Plaza 1999
- GCISD Board of Trustees June 2001-2010, President 2006-2007
- Member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Grapevine Chamber of Commerce - Women's Division- 2001-present, Chair 2015
- Republican Campaign Volunteer for county, state and national elections
- Past GHS Cheerleader Booster President 1996-1997
- Past Band Booster Club Member at GHS and CHHS
- Past PTA/PTSA Board Member at GHS, CHHS, Heritage Elementary, and Heritage Middle Schools
- Past Coach for youth basketball
 

Mike Taylor, Place 6
Term Expires: May 2018
Email: mtaylor@colleyville.com
Address: 5209 Coventry Place
Phone: 817.366.5557
Colleyville Resident Since: 1984

I believe that character, integrity and leadership are essential elements for members of the Colleyville City Council. I believe our citizens want a fair, open, equal and stable political atmosphere where reasonable people can make informed decisions with positive results for Colleyville's future.

As your councilman, I support:
Economic development that expands our commercial tax base with high quality development and merchants that meet the needs of Colleyville citizens; improved maintenance on our failing streets; maintaining our current property tax rate; relieving rush hour congestion with key intersection improvements; maintaining the highest level of public safety with state-of-the-art police and fire protection; installing protected turns at neighborhoods where needed; rebuilding deteriorating streets in our older neighborhoods; upgrading our storm water drainage system in problem areas; improving facilities and programs for our youth, senior citizens and library; planning and land acquisition for future park and recreation needs; working with Colleyville businesses during the re-construction of Colleyville Boulevard to protect our commercial property sales and tax base; protecting Colleyville neighborhoods to preserve our residential quality of life and preserving Colleyville's treasured "small town" atmosphere.

Family:
Mike grew up in Smithfield and has been a resident of northeast Tarrant County since 1955. He has been married to Susan Fears Taylor for 32 years. Susan, a Product Specialist for Apple also serves as a commissioner on the Tarrant County Historic Commission, president of the Colleyville Garden Club and is involved in Metroport Meals on Wheels senior luncheons, Friends of the Colleyville Public Library and Colleyville Woman's Club.

Mike and Susan have one daughter, Caitlin Taylor, who graduated from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana with her degree in Theater Performance and now lives and works in New York City. Caitlin graduated from Colleyville Heritage High School.

Occupation:
Vice President, Financial adviser for Provident Strategies Group, a full service wealth management and independent investment advisory firm. Mike holds the Accredited Asset Management Specialist designation.

Education:
Graduate of Richland High School 1970, attended Tarrant County Junior College NE 1970-71 and North Texas State University 1971-73

Community Involvement:
Colleyville City Councilmember Place 6
City Council Liaison: Metroport Teen Court Advisory Board
Director GCISD Education Foundation and member of the Investment Policy Committee.
Northeast Leadership Forum Friends of the Colleyville Public Library
Colleyville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Member and Past President of the Colleyville Lions Club
Director and Past Chairman Metroport Cities Partnership
Colleyville Citizen's Police Academy Alumni
Leadership Colleyville Alumni
Member and Past President Chelsea Park Neighborhood Association
Life Member and Past Chairman Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce
Republican Precinct Chairman 3323

Past Community Involvement:
City Council Place 2 ‘99-‘01
Former City Council Liaison: Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, SH26 Advisory Committee, Senior Center Advisory Committee
GCISD Education Foundation Grant Review Committee
CHHS Parent-Teacher Association
2004 City Charter Review Committee
Economic Development Corporation
Tax Increment Finance District
Crime Control and Prevention District
Economic Development Committee 2004
Colleyville Bond Streets and Roads Sub-Committee 1991
GCISD 2005-2006 Budget Review Committee
SH26 Advisory Board
GCISD 2005 Bond Steering Committee
GCISD Long Range Planning Committee 2002
Regional Transportation Council – Alternate
Tarrant County Crime Stoppers
NLF Texas Scholars Presenter
Leadership Colleyville and Leadership H-E-B
Grapevine Historical Society
H-E-B Rotary Club
Birdville I.S.D. Budget Advisory Committee
Northeast Tarrant Arts Council
Glenview Christian School Parent-Teacher Fellowship
Republican Election Judge

Awards:
Lions Club International Melvin Jones Fellow 2009 Four Star Award of Merit, Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce, 1993 Director of the Year, Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce, 1992 Member of the Year, Northeast Tarrant Arts Council, 1992 Award of Merit, Birdville Independent School District, 1993

 
 

 

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