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City Council meets regularly every third Tuesday of the month at 7 PM. Please check the calendar to verify meeting dates and locations. City Council meeting agendas may be found here. City Council meetings may be watched live or on demand here.  For more information, please contact the City Secretary's office at 281-346-1796.    

City Council adopted a Strategic Plan on March 20, 2018, outlining the vision, mission, and strategic priorities for the City of Fulshear.

Mayor   TERM: May 2020 - May 2022
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Aaron Groff, Mayor

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Aaron Groff was elected Mayor in 2018 after serving two years as a member of the Fulshear Development Corporation, the City’s Type B Economic Development Sales Tax Corporation. 

Aaron grew up in Texas and moved to Fulshear in 2012.  He received his Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters in Theology and Christian Ministry from Wayland Baptist University. 

He is currently the Campus Development Pastor at The Fellowship and owner of Groff Consulting where he works with organizations in vision design, strategic implementation, team building, and coaches ministry leaders. 

Aaron and his wife Melanie have two amazing teenage daughters.

Mayor Pro-Tem    TERM: May 2019 - May 2021
Kaye Kahlich, District 5

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Council Liaison to Planning & Zoning Commission


Kaye Kahlich was elected as the first representative to single member District 5 in May 2017. Ms. Kahlich was selected by her fellow Council members to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem on May 15, 2018.

Kaye is a native Texan, graduating with Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.  She worked in the upstream oil and gas industry for 29 years before retiring and subsequently moving to Fulshear in 2011.

During her career, Kaye worked in a diverse number of areas including reservoir engineering, business development, gas marketing, budgeting & planning, and technology services.

City Council
  TERM: May 2019 - May 2021
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Kent Pool, At-Large Position 1

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Council Liaison to Parks & Recreation Commission

Kent Pool was appointed as At-Large Councilmember by City Council April 18, 2018, to fill an unexpired term ending May 2019.

After moving to Fulshear with his wife in 2010, Kent got involved in supporting efforts to improve his new community. He volunteered to help the city progress, first through his appointment to the City of Fulshear's Home Rule Charter Commission, then by serving on the City's Type A Economic Development Sales Tax Corporation.

Kent is very active in his Church, Second Baptist, where for the last 20 years he's worked every Sunday teaching Third Graders. Kent is retired from Neiman Marcus, and enjoys spending time with family - particularly his grandson.

    TERM: May 2020 - May 2022
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John Kelly, At-Large Position 2

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Council Liaison to Type A Economic Development Corporation

John Kelly was elected as At-Large Councilmember in May 2018.

    TERM: May 2019 - May 2021
Kevin White, District 1

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Council Liaison to the Historic Preservation and Museum Commission

Kevin White was elected as the first representative to single member District 1 in May 2019.

A proud native of Texas, Kevin was born and raised in Lake Jackson, Texas.  Following his graduation from Texas A&M university, Kevin and his wife Rita, moved to the Katy area in 1988 and made Fulshear their home in 2016.  Kevin is currently in Business Development for an Oil & Gas equipment manufacturer.  He has held various sales and management roles throughout his career in the Oil & Gas Industry.  Kevin and Rita have been married for 33 years and have 2 sons.

Kevin served on the Fulshear Parks & Recreation Commission for the last year prior to being elected to City Council for district #1.  He is a regular volunteer at the Houston Food Bank and the Star of Hope Family center in Houston.

    TERM: May 2020- May 2022
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Debra Cates, District 2

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Debra Cates was elected as the first representative to single member District 2 in May 2018. 

Debra was born and raised in a small city in the panhandle of Oklahoma. She received a B.S. in accounting and computer science from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and studied management at UNC and the London School of Business.

She spent 34 years in IT management at a major oil and gas company, serving as the Canadian CIO for 5 years.

Debra is now retired, has been a resident of Cross Creek since 2010 and plans to stay in Fulshear with her husband, Bryan Thomas. She is a member of the FB Republican Women and the NRA.

    TERM: May 2020 - May 2022
Lisa Kettler Martin, District 3

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Council Liaison to Type B Economic Development Corporation

Lisa Kettler Martin was elected as the first representative to single member District 3 in May 2018.  

Lisa is a native Texan, spending most of her life in the Waco and Ft. Worth areas, and now in Fulshear since 2014.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English/Education and a Master’s degree in Technology, Training, & Development, leading to a professional career that has spanned public education, corporate training, human resources, and learning technology across multiple industries.

Lisa and her husband, Jeff, have two teenage sons and are members of First United Methodist Church of Fulshear.

    TERM: May 2019 - May 2021
Joel M. Patterson, District 4

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Joel M. Patterson was elected as the first representative to single member District 4 in May 2018. 

Joel is a native Texan and a United States Navy veteran. After 3 years active duty, he moved to Wichita, Kansas and earned his Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Master’s Degree in Geology from Wichita State University.

He is currently the Global IT Infrastructure Services Manager at Schlumberger Technology Corporation. Previously, he was the Director of Global Satellite Connectivity services for Schlumberger based in Aberdeen Scotland.

Joel has been a resident of Fulshear since 2009. He and his wife Becky have two adult children and three grandchildren.