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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Mayor Stephen Terrell: A Legacy of Service

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Mayor Stephen Terrell leaves his mark on Allen.

When Mayor Stephen Terrell was first elected to Allen City Council in 1991, the city population had just crossed the 20,000 mark. As a small business owner, Terrell was driven to expand Allen’s economic tax base to help alleviate the tax burden on homeowners. He began serving as Allen’s mayor in 1997 and won 12 elections to represent citizens’ interests on Allen City Council.

As he prepares to end nearly thirty years of elected service, he leaves a transformed community of more than 104,000 residents and 3,000 businesses employing 34,000+ people—not to mention countless city facilities, parks and other amenities contributing to Allen’s superior quality of life. MONEY Magazine declared Allen the “Best Place to Live in Texas,” but Mayor Terrell is fond of saying it’s actually the “Best Place to Live in the Universe.”

Either way, it’s a place that wouldn’t be the same without him.

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