The town council consists of a mayor and six council members. The council’s regular meeting is the first Tuesday of each month. Meetings are open to the public.

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Town Council Organizational Structure

The Town Council is made up of a volunteer Mayor and six volunteer council members. Half the Council is up for election every May.

 

Council Members

Henry Lessner, Mayor

Mr. Lessner was elected Mayor of Fairview in May 2019. Lessner was previously a member of the Town Council from 2010 to 2016 and from 2017 to 2019, including four consecutive years as Mayor Pro Tem from 2012 to 2016. While serving on Council, Lessner served on the Appointments Committee and the Communications Committee, as well as the CPDD Master Plan Joint Committee. Mayor Lessner may be reached at Mayor@FairviewTexas.org. 


Council Members

Rich Connelly, Seat One

Rich Connelly was elected to the Town Council in May 2021. Rich and his wife Cheryl have lived in Fairview since 1999 where he was an active member in his homeowner’s association serving as its president for 5 and a half years. As a citizen member of the Community Resource Group from February 2018 until May 2019 Councilmember Connelly helped analyze and drive down the construction cost of Fire Station No. 1, and later served on the Planning & Zoning Commission from January 2021 until May 2021. Rich retired in 2018 after 45 years of executive financial management experience with several technology companies but continues to consult with companies on financial management matters. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas and is a retired Certified Public Accountant. Councilmember Connelly may be reached at RConnelly@FairviewTexas.org.


Council Members

Gregg Custer, Seat Two

Councilmember Gregg Custer was sworn into his first Council term in the November 2020 election. Councilmember Custer and his wife Julie have lived in Fairview for 13 years. He is a retired United States Air Force Colonel with 31 years of military service. Following retirement from the USAF Councilmember Custer served as a Senior Manager for Perot Systems and Dell Technologies. He has held positions of leadership in Fairview including; Chairman of the town Planning and Zoning Commission, Chairman of the town Zoning Board of Adjustments, President of the Fairview Rotary Club, and President of the Sloan Creek Estates Home Owners Association. The Custers have two children and two grandchildren and are members of Stonebriar Community Church. Councilmember Custer can be reached at GCuster@FairviewTexas.org


Council Members

Ricardo Doi, Seat Three (Mayor Pro Tem)

Councilmember Doi served on the Planning & Zoning Commission from 2009 until May of 2019, when he was first elected to the Town Council.  He also served as chair of the Board of Adjustments and as President of the homeowners association where he resides with his wife Debbie.  Ricardo moved to Fairview in 2007 and has a master’s degree in civil engineering specializing in large scale residential developments.  He serves as District Engineer for freshwater supply and municipal utility districts.  Councilmember Doi can be reached at RDoi@FairviewTexas.org


Council Members

Larry Little, Seat Four

Councilmember Larry Little was sworn into his first Council term in the November 2020 election. Councilmember Little and his wife Pam have lived in the Vineyards of Fairview for more than 18 years. After graduation from Texas A&M the two started Ace Fence Co. from their garage in Houston. Ace Fence expanded to the DFW area in 1984 and today is the largest fence company in the metroplex. Councilmember Little is blessed with two children and 3 grandsons. He is active in the Fairview Rotary Club, the Allen-Fairview Chamber of Commerce and First United Methodist Church in McKinney and supports the Samaritan Inn, Veterans of North Texas, Collin County Boys and Girls Club, Fairview Youth Theater, the SPCA and many others. Councilmember Little can be contacted at LLittle@FairviewTexas.org.


Council Members

Ken Logsdon, Seat Five

 

Councilmember Ken Logsdon was first elected in the June 2019 runoff election. He has been an area resident since 1988, moving to Fairview’s Heritage Ranch in 2016 with his wife Kate. He is retired after decades of working with corporate executives in the field of facilities construction, operation, and energy efficiency - experience he hopes to use to the benefit of the citizens of Fairview. He supports organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Folds of Honor and Operation Kindness. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, singing in the HR Chorale, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Councilmember Logsdon may be reached at KLogsdon@FairviewTexas.org.


Council Members

John Hubbard, Seat Six

Councilmember John Hubbard was sworn into his first Council term in the November 2020 election. Councilmember Hubbard is a business lecturer in the School of Business at the University of North Texas at Dallas. Additionally, he serves as a reflective practitioner at The University of Southern Mississippi and is adjunct professor at the University of Houston – Victoria. Councilmember Hubbard served on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for more than four years and currently sits on the board Methodist Charlton Medical Center Advisory Board in Dallas, and the Texas Economic Development Council. He is also the immediate past-president of the 13-time International Gold Medalist Champions, the Vocal Majority Chorus of Dallas. Councilmember Hubbard and his wife Marian have lived in Fairview for six years and have three children and three grandchildren. Councilmember Hubbard can be reached via eamil at JHubbard@FairviewTexas.org or via cell at 972-588-4303.