Paul Voelker was appointed to serve as Mayor of the City Council in May 2015, was elected as Mayor in May 2017 and has served on the City Council since 2013.
Voelker received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa in 1983. He is a sales and marketing professional in the Information Technology and Communications industry and has over 30 years of experience working in Richardson’s Telecom Corridor® area.
Prior to being elected to the Richardson City Council, Voelker served as a member of the Richardson Zoning Board of Adjustments. Voelker is a member of the Executive Board for the North Central Texas Council of Governments and has served as Vice President and currently serves as President of the Metroplex Mayors Association. He served as the Chairman of the Board of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce in 2006, and is a past Ex-Officio Board Member of the Metroplex Technology Business Council (Tech Titans) and Tri-Chair of the MTBC Technology Luncheons Committee. He is also a graduate of Leadership Richardson, Class XVI, and is a member of the Leadership Richardson Alumni Association. Voelker has also served on the Texas Governor’s IT Cluster Committee under the Texas Workforce Commission.
Voelker’s involvement in local education includes past board memberships on the Richardson Independent School District Tomorrow Foundation and the University of Texas at Dallas Jonsson School Industrial Advisory Board Executive Committee.
Voelker also served as President of the Reserve at Sharp Lane Homeowners Association and is a member of the Richardson Police Department’s Breckinridge West Active Crime Patrol. He and his wife Kris have one son.
City Council Assignments
Audit Committee (Chair)
Vice President of the Metroplex Mayors Association
Chamber of Commerce Board (Ex-Officio)
Leadership Richardson Advisory Board (Ex-Officio)
Mayor’s Office of International Business