Chris Schulmeister

Re-elect to Allen City Council, Place 4

LEADING WITH INTEGRITY “My guiding principles in public service are relationship-building, accountability, integrity and commitment.” A hallmark of Schulmeister’s community service has been listening to residents and developing personal relationships with community leaders, city staff, members of boards, and volunteers at various organizations, all in an effort to understand the needs and issues of the community. As part of the City Council, Schulmeister has served on the Finance Audit Committee, the Community Development Corporation, Public Arts Committee, Nominating Committee, Board of Adjustments and the Downtown Steering Committee.

Vision, Values & Opportunities

VISION:   “In all of my service my focus has been on sustaining the quality of life that is part of the DNA of Allen. “

“I’ll continue that focus in my second term on the following key items: Best-in-class parks and trails that incorporate the 6-city trail system, strong public safety, adequate funding directed toward the aging infrastructure in our community, continued progress on the 121-corridor development that maximizes our commercial tax base and finalizing the comprehensive plan for the downtown area.”

VALUES:   Chris understands that effective decision-making does not occur in a vacuum. He can be trusted to listen to the voices of all points of view and combine that input with his years of experience as a City Council Member, resident,  businessman and community volunteer to inform his decisions. Rather than approach each issue with a predetermined agenda, Chris listens and learns before he acts.


Comprehensive Development Review –  Ensure there is a thorough review process prior to approval of new developments with appropriate citizen engagement and good return on investment for our residents tax dollars.   “Allen is nearing build-out so we must be very intentional in what we bring to the city; it must be the right mixture of building our commercial tax base while offering shopping, eating, and working amenities for residents.”

Positive Culture –  Work actively to create and support a culture and environment that embraces the diversity and values of our residents.

Enhance Quality of Life – Expand options for all ages with a focus on parks and recreation, and support for partnerships with education, community, and civic organizations.

Proven Leadership Our City Continues to Need Right Now




About Chris

  • Successful entrepreneur and community volunteer for over 30 years.
  •  Has held numerous leadership roles include Allen Community Outreach Board President, Board Member of Allen Community Development Corp and Allen Economic Development Corp,  and Finance Committee Chair of Allen’s 2016 Capital Improvement Program
  • Active leader and participant in many church and civic groups including Past President of Allen Sunrise Rotary and Steering Committee Member of Collin County Martin Luther King Appreciation Day Service
  • Significant corporate financial and entrepreneurial experience including leading SMB Financial Advisers which provides financial direction to small and medium sized companies as well as start-ups.  Chris also held senior financial positions at JC Penney and Belo Corporations.  He holds a BBA from North Texas University and MBA from Southern Methodist University.
  • People who know Chris attest that he works hard, is practical, and is a team player. Chris can be trusted to continue that same work ethic on Allen City Council, and remains fully committed to serving all the residents of Allen.

Proven Service + Proven Leadership = Proven Results