Mayor Maher Maso

Elected Mayor: May 2008, May 2011, May 2014
Term Expires: May 2017
Frisco City Council Member: 2000-2007
Frisco Resident Since: 1992
Occupation: Vice President, Maso, Inc. and CMTEX Corp
Family: 3 children

Biography
Maher Maso has been a proud citizen of Frisco since moving here in 1992. Maher serves on the Board of Directors and is the Vice President of the retail services firm Maso, Inc., and the investment firm CMTEX Corp. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the technology company Network Cybernetics Corporation.

Maher, an Orthodox Christian, is committed to making a difference in our community. He was first elected to public office as a member of Frisco City Council in 2000 and was re-elected in 2002 and 2004. He was the longest serving Mayor Pro Tem in Frisco, appointed by his colleagues 5 times from 2003 to 2007.

Maher was honored to be chosen as the Frisco Citizen of the Year in 2005. He was also selected as one of 21 people for 21st Century leaders in 2004, which is given to Collin County leaders who have demonstrated leadership in varied fields in the new millennium.

Maher is the father of 3 children.

Education & Certifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management, graduated with honors
  • Executive MBA - Graduation in 2008 - University of Texas at Arlington
  • Texas Municipal League - 500+ hours in government training including State Certified Public Funds Investment Officer
  • Senior Officials Workshop for WMD / Terrorism Incident Preparedness by National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) and Department of Homeland Security, 2004
  • FEMA IS-00288 - Emergency Management Training - Role of Voluntary Agencies
  • Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA)
Boards, Commissions & Organizations
Frisco City Council
  • Member, May 2000 - June 2007
  • Mayor Pro Tem, May 2003 - June 2007 (5 consecutive appointments)
  • Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, 2002 - May 2003
  • Chair of Budget and Audit Sub-committee, 2003 - June 2007
  • Frisco Tax Increment Finance District Zone Board, 2000 - June 2007
National Committees
  • National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Committee
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors International Affairs Committee
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors Transportation Committee
Local Boards & Commissions
  • Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition
  • Metroplex Mayor's Association
  • North Texas Commission
  • Regional Transportation Committee (RTC)
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone
  • Tex-21 statewide public / private transportation partnership
Ad Hoc Committees
  • 2010 Census - Complete Count Committee
  • Community Parade Committee
  • Frisco Veterans Advisory Committee (FVAC)
  • Mayor's Youth Council
  • Memorial Day Committee
  • Sister Cities
Collin County Community College District Education Foundation
  • Chair August 2009 - present
  • Vice-Chair May 2008 - 2009
  • Executive Committee Member and Secretary May 2007 - July 2008
  • Mission Statement sub-committee chair
  • Audit sub-committee review member
Frisco Public Library Foundation
  • May 2007 - Present
Texas Municipal League
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System Review Committee, 2009 - 2010
Frisco Square Management District (FSMMD)
  • May 2008 - Present
  • Board of Directors, May 2000 - June 2007
Frisco Association for the Arts
  • Advisory Board, 2007 - present
  • President, 2005 - 2007
  • Vice President, 2002 - 2005
  • Board of Directors, 2000 - 2007
  • Member since 2000
Leadership Frisco
  • Chairman of the Board June, 2003 - 2005
  • Curriculum Committee Member, 1997 - 2005
  • Facilitator and Co-Facilitator, Regional Government Day, 2003 - Present
  • Facilitator, Local Government Day, 1999 - 2002
  • Interview Committee, Class 1
Frisco Independent School District
  • Technology Committee Member, 1997 - 2008
  • Clark Middle School Campus Committee, 2006 - May 2007
  • Curtsinger Campus Committee, 1997
Collin County Council on Volunteerism
  • Board of Directors, 2006 - 2008
Association of Mayors, Council Members & Commissioners (AMCC)
  • 2006 Nominating Committee
Relay for Life
  • Honorary Chair, 2006 and 2007
  • Annual team captain
Collin County Bond Committee
  • Facilities Committee, 2002 - 2003
Plantation Resort Homeowners Association (PRHA)
  • President, 1993 - 1995
Miscellaneous Civic & Local Organizations
Memberships
Awards & Recognitions
  • Frisco Citizen of the Year 2005
  • Voted one of 21 for the 21st century leaders in Collin County, 2004
  • Seven-year recipient of recognition for continuing education from the Texas Municipal League with 350+ hours, 2000-2007
  • Accepted 5-year award on behalf of Frisco from Texas Municipal League for 5 consecutive years of continuing education
  • Awarded Proclamation of Outstanding Service by Mayors of Allen, Plano, and McKinney, 2004
  • "Portrait of a Leader" Recognition, Inside Collin County Business, 2005
  • Certificate of appreciation, Stonebriar Village Neighborhood Committee, 2007