Laura Maczka was elected to the office of Mayor in May 2013, and has served as an elected member of the City Council since 2011. Maczka served as Mayor Pro Tem during her first term on the Richardson City Council from 2011-2013.
In addition to her duties on the City Council, Maczka represents the Cities of Richardson, Addison, Wylie, Sachse and Murphy as a member of the Regional Transportation Council. Maczka was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to serve as a Commissioner for the State of Texas on the Commission on State Emergency Communications. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the North Central Texas Council of Governments for 2014-15 and serves as vice president of the Metroplex Mayors Association board for 2014-15. Additionally, Maczka is a member of the Texas Municipal League’s Resolutions Committee and State Rep. Angie Chen Button’s Education and Natural Resources Committees.
Maczka is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is the former 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 graduate of Leadership North Texas Class IV and Leadership Richardson Class XXII. Active as an advisor and Curriculum Chair for Leadership Richardson, Maczka received the Outstanding Alumnus award in 2010. Maczka has served on numerous community boards including the Friends of the Library Board, the City of Richardson Swim Team Board, the Canyon Creek Homeowners Association Board and others. She is a member of Altrusa, the Richardson Woman’s Club, Richardson Rotary, the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce. She and her husband, Mike, have three sons.
City Council Assignments
Regional Transportation Council
Metroplex Mayors Association
Chamber of Commerce Board (Ex-Officio)
Leadership Richardson Advisory Board (Ex-Officio)
Mayor's Office of International Business