Council Members

The McKinney City Council has seven members. Four council members are elected to single-member districts; two council members and the mayor are elected at large. Each council member term is four years. 

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Council Members

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George FullerMayorReport ArchiveEmail
Charlie PhilipsMayor Pro Tem - At Large 1Report ArchiveEmail
Justin BellerCouncil Member - District 1Report ArchiveEmail
Patrick CloutierCouncil Member - District 2Report ArchiveEmail
Geré FeltusCouncil Member - District 3Report ArchiveEmail
Rick FranklinCouncil Member - District 4Report ArchiveEmail
Michael JonesCouncil Member - At Large 2Report ArchiveEmail


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Biographies

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George Fuller

Mayor
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George Fuller was elected Mayor of McKinney in May 2017 and re-elected in May 2021. He is a builder and developer of custom homes and commercial properties with George C. Fuller Contracting.

Mayor Fuller is the managing construction partner for Adriatica, a 46-acre mixed-use development in McKinney. He developed community infrastructures, retail shopping centers, condominiums, business centers, and some of the most award-winning and decorated homes in North Texas. Mayor Fuller received the Builder of the Year Award six years in a row from D Magazine along with honors from the National Home Builder Association Awards, including “Best Craftsmanship,” “Best Overall Home,” “Best Floor Plan,” and multiple “People’s Choice” awards.

Mayor Fuller also has several ventures outside of construction including Body Quest, Inc., an international exercise equipment manufacturing and distributing company. He co-created Everide Automotive Parts, Inc., an automotive heating and cooling parts company with national distribution. He also founded Airtech Heating and Cooling, Inc., a Dallas-based commercial and residential general contracting company. Currently, he owns The Guitar Sanctuary, a high-end guitar and music equipment boutique recently named one of the Top 20 Coolest Guitar Shops in the country by Premier Guitar magazine, along with The Sanctuary Music and Event Center and the Sanctuary Performance Academy.

Mayor Fuller serves as President of the Stonebridge Ranch Commercial Association. He and his wife, Maylee, are co-founders of the Love Life Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing awareness of the many tragedies inflicted upon children and identifying & supporting agencies & groups that bring relief & comfort to the young victims and their families. He is also a member of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and a Board Director for Meals on Wheels. He previously served as Chairman of the McKinney Community Development Corporation.

Mayor Fuller studied Business Management and Business Law at Norwich University, the nation’s oldest private military academy. He and his wife live in McKinney and have four children.

Charlie Philips

Charlie Philips

Mayor Pro Tem / Council Member At Large 1
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Charlie Philips was elected to City Council in 2017 and re-elected in 2021 as an At Large member. He currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem.

He is invested in the community of McKinney not only in his trial and family law practice but also through his community service. Council Member Phillips moved with his wife to McKinney in 1994. Since that time, he has served on several boards and worked extensively with the youth of the community.

Council member Philips is a graduate of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Program and an active member of the Kiwanis Club. He also teaches Sunday School for children at First United Methodist Church of McKinney.

Council member Philips grew up in Commerce, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in architecture. He graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas with a law degree in 1992.

Council member Philips and his wife Dina are the proud parents of Emma and Sara.

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Justin Beller

Council Member, District 1
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Justin Beller was elected as the City Council member representing District 1 in 2021.

Council member Beller is a native Arkansan that has lived and worked in Collin County since 2005. He is a sixth-generation community banker and currently works for Shamrock Bank. He has a B.A. and M.B.A. from Harding University and attended the Graduate School of Banking at SMU.

Council member Beller actively volunteers in McKinney. He is an alumnus of the Leadership McKinney program and has served on many nonprofit and city boards including Holy Family School, the McKinney Housing Authority, and the Chamber of Commerce. He also volunteers as a mentor for youth in our community.

Council member Beller and his wife Amanda, a high school art teacher in Lovejoy ISD, have two daughters, Lane and Caroline. The family are members at the First United Methodist Church and enjoy traveling together.

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Patrick Cloutier

Council Member District 2
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Patrick Cloutier was elected to City Council in 2022 as an At Large member and re-elected to represent District 2 in 2023.

Council member Cloutier grew up on various Army bases until his family moved to Texas in 1974. He graduated from Duncanville High School and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of North Texas, Denton.

Council member Cloutier is a Financial Advisor and opened Legacy Planning Group just off McKinney square in 1998. Since 2012, he has served on several city and nonprofit boards. He is a proud graduate of the 2013 Leadership McKinney class and was named Leadership Alumnus of the Year in 2021. 

Council member Cloutier and his wife, Vonda, love hiking and spending time with their three daughters and three granddaughters.

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Geré Feltus

Council Member, District 3
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Dr. Geré Feltus was elected as the City Council member representing District 3 in 2021.

Council member Feltus is a Board-Certified Family Physician. A native of Dallas, Council member Feltus graduated from Duncanville High School in 1997. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Austin College in 2001, her Medical Degree from Wake Forest University in 2006. She completed her residency in Family and Community Medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore in 2009. Following residency, she returned home to Texas to serve as the Medical Director of the Mesquite Employee Health Center and the supervising physician for the Mesquite Community Health Center.

During her medical training, Council member Feltus developed a special interest in community outreach and promoting healthy lifestyles, particularly in faith-based settings. She has partnered with local churches to develop programs that target the prevention of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and mental health disorders. Additionally, she has served as a board member for the American Heart Association and as a volunteer mentoring middle and high school students through CityChurch McKinney.

Council member Feltus is an active citizen of McKinney where she has served on the Board of Directors for the McKinney Economic Development Corporation, the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County Board of Directors, the Advisory Council for McKinney Police Chief, Greg Conley, and the Collin College Law Enforcement Academy Advisory Board. She is a proud alumna of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership McKinney Class of 2020 and a member of One Community Church. 

Council member Feltus is the proud mother of two girls, Ryleigh and Zoe.

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Rick Franklin

Council Member District 4
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Rick Franklin was elected as the City Council member representing District 4 in 2019 and re-elected in 2023. 

Council member Franklin is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. A McKinney resident since 1963, Franklin and his wife, Tanya, raised four children in the community.

Council member Franklin is a Commercial Real Estate Broker with over 35 years of experience. Before his election to Council, Franklin served on the following boards:

  • McKinney Economic Development Corporation – 6 years
  • Planning and Zoning Commission – 4 years
  • One McKinney 2040 Advisory Committee
  • Parks & Recreation Advisory Board – 3 years
  • Board of Adjustment – 4 years
  • McKinney Chamber of Commerce – 3 years
  • McKinney Alliance Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Collin County – McKinney
  • The Samaritan Inn
  • 2010 Samaritan of the Year
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Michael Jones

Council Member At Large 2
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Michael Jones was elected to City Council in 2023 as an At Large member.

Council member Jones received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance in 2005 from the University of North Texas and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Dallas in 2014.


Council member Jones started his career at GE Capital as an auditor, traveling the U.S. and obtaining real-world experience evaluating corporate financial statements. He then managed a GE wholesale finance portfolio of over $150 million before moving to sales, where he used his training to develop relationships across the U.S. Working with people of diverse backgrounds, he understands different viewpoints and is willing to work with others to better the community. Throughout his time at GE, Council member Jones received extensive training in customer service, leadership, management, and budgeting. He is also Six Sigma Lean Certified, which helps him identify opportunities to improve outdated processes and curb wasteful spending.

Currently, Council member Jones is the Commercial Banking Director for b1Bank, leading a team of commercial lenders and portfolio managers. He works with a variety of businesses, providing them with the necessary funding and treasury management to aid them in a successful future. Council member Jones is committed to helping businesses with their operational needs.

While working for the bank, he served as Chairman of the McKinney Economic Development Corporation Board. He is the first African American chairman of the board. During his tenure, he served on the Development Committee, which focuses on making it easier for people to do business in McKinney, Kiwanis Club of McKinney, Junior Achievement of Greater Dallas, and Homes4Heroes. He is also a 2018 graduate of Leadership McKinney, which provides leadership training and an awareness of the McKinney community. Council member Jones was recently appointed as one of the first board members of One Heart McKinney, a charity organization that maximizes well-being in daily life and aids in the response and recovery efforts of community crises. He is also on the Hugs Café Board, which employs adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a café setting.

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McKinney First

City Council Goals and Strategies

City Council Goal 1: Direction for Strategic & Economic Growth

  • 1A: Establish regional and infrastructure incentives to increase economic growth.
  • 1B: Provide a strong city economy by creating a Global Housing Strategy and facilitating a balance between industrial, commercial, residential and open space. 
  • 1C: Continue to develop a retail development strategy for key areas of the community to further diversify revenue sources and expand entertainment, dining and shopping options and tourism to become a "Live, Work, & Play" community.
  • 1D: Leverage the existing partnerships with McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC).
  • 1E: Increase community involvement and participation within local government / community.

City Council Goal 2: Operational Excellence

  • 2A: Balance available resources to accommodate the growth and maintenance needs of the city. 
  • 2B: Continuously provide a high level of customer service to our citizens.  
  • 2C: Through the use of dashboards and performance management tools, identify opportunities for internal efficiencies and continuous improvement to foster and reinforce a high-performing organizational culture.
  • 2D: Implement performance management practices that include developing and training staff and Board and Commission members and schedule joint City Council and Boards and Commissions meetings to encourage alignment with City Goals & Priorities.
  • 2E: Implement enhanced metrics to support improved diversity, geographical representation, and professional background experience in the City’s Boards & Commissions appointment process.
  • 2F: Implement “Smart Cities” approach and digital technologies in the City’s operations in support of achieving operational excellence.

City Council Goal 3: Maximize the Development Potential of McKinney National Airport

  • 3A: Implement initiatives and strategies, including public-private partnerships, to attract and expand corporate and commercial aviation, including the viability of passenger service.
  • 3B: Identify and implement land use regulations and policies that preserve and expand long-term operational excellence.
  • 3C: Improve communication and marketing the value of the McKinney National Airport to the city and region.
  • 3D: Continually maintain national recognition for excellence in Airport and Fixed Base Operations.

City Council Goal 4: Financially Sound Government

  • 4A: Pursue and maintain a AAA Bond Rating with Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Moody’s.
  • 4B: Provide funding and organizational framework to ensure continual economic improvements.
  • 4C: Balance resources generated by property taxes, sales taxes, hotel occupancy tax and fees.
  • 4D: Create financial plans for future growth and future maintenance.

City Council Goal 5: Enhance the Quality of Life in McKinney

  • 5A: Develop parks strategy to preserve green space for future park land. 
  • 5B: Create affordable recreational and cultural arts activities for all ages throughout the city.
  • 5C: Promote reinvestment activities and Ordinance changes in McKinney’s historic downtown that balance preservation of historic character and current market needs.  
  • 5D: Develop sustainable quality-of-life improvements within the City of McKinney. 
  • 5E: Promote environmental stewardship initiatives.
  • 5F: Enhance connectivity to parks and civic facilities, schools/education centers, libraries, health care providers, commercial centers, etc.

City Council Goal 6: Safe & Secure Community

  • 6A: Pursue and maintain low crime rates in comparison to other communities.
  • 6B: Maintain meaningful public safety performance measures.
  • 6C: Continually increase operational efficiency in public safety departments. 
  • 6D: Pursue and maintain the highest Insurance Service Office (ISO) fire and building protection classification.
  • 6E: Engage in proactive and formal community outreach programs and open dialogue with the citizens of McKinney.
  • 6F: Engage in strategic diversity outreach to attract and retain Public Safety personnel.

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