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Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka Elected to Two Regional Leadership Positions
Posted Date: 6/20/2014
Today, Maczka was elected to serve on the Executive Board of the North Central Texas Council of GovernmentsLaura Maczka Upstairs (NCTCOG) for 2014-15. NCTCOG's Executive Board, composed of 13 locally elected officials and one ex-officio non-voting member of the legislature, is the policy-making body for all activities undertaken by the Council of Governments, including program activities and decisions, regional plans, and fiscal and budgetary policies.

On June 10, the members of the Metroplex Mayors Association (MMA) elected Maczka to serve as their vice president of its board for 2014-2015. The MMA’s membership is composed of mayors, city managers, and regional organizations such as Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), the North Texas Commission, Dallas Regional Chamber and other entities from throughout the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. The 31-member group meets monthly to discuss critical regional issues and share municipal governance best practices. 

About Mayor Laura Maczka
Maczka was elected to the office of Mayor in May 2013, and has served as an elected member of the Richardson 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 on the Commission on State Emergency Communications. 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.

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
NCTCOG is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions.

NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered around the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. NCTCOG has over 230 member governments including 16 counties, numerous cities, school districts and special districts.