Laura Maczka currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem, having been elected to that position in May 2011. She represents the Cities of Richardson, Addison, Wylie, Sachse and Murphy as a member of the Regional Transportation Committee. Maczka was appointed by Governor Perry to serve as a Commissioner for the State of Texas on the Commission on Emergency Communications. Additionally, Ms. Maczka is a member of the Texas Municipal League’s Resolutions Committee and State Rep Angie Chen Button’s Education and Natural Resources Committees. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and currently serves as Executive Director of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a non-profit agency that provides for credit entrepreneurship education to 2,000 disadvantaged youths enrolled in the program in Dallas Independent School District middle and high schools. Prior to being elected to the City Council, Maczka was appointed to the City of Richardson’s Parks and Recreation Commission in 2007 and was named vice chair in 2010. She was a lead volunteer for the development of the outdoor classroom Discovery Point at Prairie Creek Park. She has held numerous PTA positions at Prairie Creek Elementary, North Junior High and J.J. Pearce High School, including two terms as PTA president and was honored with the lifetime membership in the Texas PTA. Her service also includes time on the board of the RISD Excellence in Education Foundation and she is currently part of the RISD budget review team. She is an active member on the athletic booster club boards of her sons’ schools, and is a graduate of the Inside RISD program. Maczka is a Leadership Richardson Class XXII graduate and served as an advisor for the group for four years and then served as Curriculum Chair. She received the Leadership Richardson Outstanding Alumnus award in 2010. Maczka has served on numerous boards including the Leadership Richardson Alumni Association board, the Leadership Richardson advisory board, the Friends of the Library Board, the City of Richardson Swim Team Board, the Canyon Creek Homeowners Association Board among others. Laura is a member of the Richardson Rotary, the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce. She was recently selected as a member of Leadership North Texas. She and her husband, Mike, have three children.