At the Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Frisco Town Council meeting, Mayor Hunter Mortensen, incumbent Councilmembers Jessie Burley, Rick Ihnken, Andrew Aerenson, along with the newly elected members, Lisa Holenko, Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian, and re-elected councilmember, Andy Held, will be sworn in to Frisco’s Town Council; it is customary for the Town of Frisco to swear in all councilmembers when there is a swearing in for new councilmembers. Held, Holenko, and Skrzypczak-Adrian were elected by Frisco voters on April 5, 2022, collecting 425, 416, and 354 votes respectively. The April 26 meeting will also serve as the farewell to Councilmembers Dan Fallon and Melissa Sherburne with a public reception from 6:00 to 7:00 pm and a video presentation at 7:00 pm.
“Councilmembers Fallon and Sherburne will be leaving a long-lasting mark on Frisco with the breadth of experience they have brought to Town Council. We can’t thank then enough for their service to the Town and to the people of Frisco,” stated Frisco Mayor, Hunter Mortensen.
Councilmember Dan Fallon has lived in Frisco since 1990 where he raised his family. In addition to serving on Town Council from April 2004 – April 2007 and again from April 2018 – April 2022, Fallon has been involved in the Frisco community as a business owner, including Barkley’s Margaritagrille Restaurant, Barkley’s West Nightclub, Chill Nightclub, Po’ boys Restaurant, and Peppino’s Pizza and Subs.
“Dan’s passion for everything that he does is inspiring. He makes people truly understand what he cares about and what he stands for. His logic and inquisitive nature have made Dan a great leader and this town a better place,” stated Mortensen.
Fallon has also participated in numerous Town committees, including a Town of Frisco Master Plan committee, the Frisco Housing Task Force, and the Frisco Marina Master Plan committee.
“It has been an extraordinary honor and privilege to represent the community of Frisco and more than that, it’s been an extraordinary experience to be part of a team that has really worked hard to build a more resilient community, and develop a strong foundation for the future,” stated Dan Fallon.
Fallon still plans on remaining involved in various aspects of the Frisco community.
Melissa Sherburne has lived in Frisco since 2010 and has spent her career working in community planning and development and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. Sherburne has served on the Frisco Planning Commission from 2012 – 2018, Marina Master Plan Advisory Committee, Unified Development Code Citizen Resource Team, and the MakeFrisco Art Collective.
“Melissa has added so much to Frisco and her experience with the Frisco Planning Commission has set her up to be an incredible councilmember. She has lead with compassion and her viewpoint brought so many great things to our Town. Our parks have never been better, our arts are stronger and more prominent, she has led the way we needed it,” stated Mortensen.
After serving on Town Council from April 2018 – April 2022, Sherburne is looking forward to spending more time with her family and continuing to thrive in her fulltime career as a public lands consultant.
“It has been an incredible honor to represent the Frisco community on Town Council, and to be part of a team that has made significant achievements over the last four years in a number of ways. I’m especially proud to have been involved with a number of locals housing and childcare programs, the redesign of Walter Byron Park, and the founding of our current art and equity initiatives,” stated Sherburne.
Information regarding Frisco’s virtual Town Council meeting on April 26 and how the public can attend or virtually join this meeting may be found on our meetings page.