Mar 282017
 

Topic: “Collin County Update, County Finances & Transportation Planning”


Collin County Commissioner, Chris Hill, will present our April program, Collin County Update, County Finances & Transportation Planning.  Chris is a sixth-generation native Texan, and a fourth-generation resident of Collin County. In the early 1900s, his great-great-grandfather was a Collin County farmer in the same precinct Chris now represents as county commissioner. Chris has been married to his high school sweetheart, Laura, for 19 years. Today, they live in McKinney with their three children.

Prior to his election as county commissioner, Chris served as an Executive Pastor, and worked as a corporate accountant and controller in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

As the first person in his family to graduate from college, Chris earned a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Texas A&M University at Commerce, a Master of Pastoral Leadership degree from Columbia Biblical Seminary, a Master of Business Administration degree from Webster University, and a Master of Accounting and Information Management degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Chris and his family attend and volunteer regularly at Christ Fellowship church in McKinney. He is a member of the Rotary Club of McKinney, the Kiwanis Club of McKinney, the Texas Home School Coalition, and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He currently serves on the board of directors for The Samaritan Inn and Minuteman Disaster Response. Chris is an Eagle Scout and a member of MENSA.

In both of his campaigns for county commissioner (2012 and 2016), Chris pledged that he would pursue limited government, low taxes, and excellence in every aspect of county government. In his first four years as commissioner, Collin County reduced the property tax rate four consecutive times. Today, Collin County has the #1 lowest county property tax rate of all 254 Texas counties, and is a leader in the state of Texas in economic opportunity and county government efficiency.

When: Monday, April 10, 2017; Networking at 6 PM; Dinner at 6:15 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Dinner $20; Attendance without dinner $5

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”

Mar 072017
 

Chief Gregory W. Rushin, Chief of the Plano Police Department, will present our March program.  Gregory W. Rushin has served as Chief of the Plano Police Department, Plano, TX since November of 2001. The Plano Police Department is an accredited agency with over 600 employees. Chief Rushin has a diverse law enforcement background, with over thirty- seven years of police experience.  Chief Rushin began his career as a Deputy Sheriff in Illinois. He is also a former FBI Agent, who served in the Washington, D.C. area during his tenure. Chief Rushin has a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Human Relations and Business.

When: Monday, March 13, 2017; Networking at 6 PM; Dinner at 6:15 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Dinner $20; Attendance without dinner $5

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”