Community Connections

Profiles of business and communities leaders in the city of Frisco. We share the stories of some of the most interesting people in Frisco. Will yours be next?

Debra Nelson

Debra Nelson started working in Frisco 20 years ago and recently retired from the Frisco ISD. She is active at Legacy Presbyterian Church, serves on the HOA board of her neighborhood and assists several...

Amanda Dale

Amanda Dale has lived in Frisco since 2010. She loves the family-friendly vibe everywhere you go! Ms. Dale is a pediatric dental hygienist at Grin Pediatric Dentistry and will be pursuing photography full time at...

Julia Cleath

Frisco resident Julia Cleath, seen here participating in the Citizens Fire Academy, moved to Frisco from Georgia three years ago. “I chose to live in Frisco because of the dynamic energy it offers. This...

Mark Piland

Fire Chief Mark Piland moved to Frisco in 2013. He is responsible for all fire and rescue activities for the department as well as fire prevention, development and community education. He also serves as...

Jim Gandy

Jim Gandy is the president of the Frisco Economic Development Corporation (FEDC). He moved to Frisco in 1995 to begin working as the corporation’s executive director in 1996. In his role as FEDC president,...

Shelley Holley

Shelley Holley has been a Frisco resident since 1999. She is the director of the Frisco Public Library, is a member of the Friends of the Frisco Library, is on the Frisco Public Library...

Nicole Bursey

Nicole Bursey is the executive director of Frisco Family Services (FFS). She is responsible for day-to-day operations of the organization, budgetary oversight and administration. Mrs. Bursey is a member of Leadership Frisco Class 15, Sigma...

Ann Harris

Ann Harris volunteers and works as a community organizer. The Harris family formed the Del and Ann Harris Foundation for Christian Principles, that provides a four-year scholarship annually to the Frisco Education Foundation. In 2013,...

Tammy Meinershagen

Tammy Meinershagen, the current president of the Frisco Association for the Arts, is a pianist, violinist and teacher. She plays the electric violin with the Texas String Quartet, serves as Inclusivity Chair for the...

Chief John Bruce

Chief of Police John Bruce, a husband and father, began working for the Frisco Police Department in May of 1996. His current role with the Frisco Police Department allows him to be greatly involved in...

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Michael Strand

Michael Strand, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, went through infantry training and was selected to attend Artillery Officer Candidate School after being...

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