About Mayor Cheney

Native Texan Jeff Cheney was elected Mayor of Frisco, Texas, in May 2017, and reelected in November 2020.  Previously, he served on Frisco City Council from 2007 to 2016.  Since Mayor Cheney has taken office, Frisco has been recognized as:

  • #1 Safest City in America (SmartAsset, 2022 and 2023);
  • #1 Fastest Growing City in the U.S. over the last decade (U.S. Census Bureau, 2020);  
  • #1 Best Place to Live in America (Money Magazine, 2018); 
  • #1 Most Recession-Resistant City (SmartAsset, 2020); and 
  • #1 City for Highest Job Growth (WalletHub, 2019).

cheney-familyDue to the efforts of the City of Frisco, the vision of Mayor Cheney, and the support of many stakeholders, Frisco is a world-class city. The University of North Texas - Frisco campus, a Tier 1 research university, opened its campus to over two thousand students.  The PGA of America moved its headquarters from Florida to create a new home for golf.  The first championship golf tournament is scheduled to happen in May 2023, along with the Omni Resort. During Mayor Cheney’s tenure, Frisco won the first two Fortune 500 corporate relocations, Keurig Dr Pepper and TIAA.

Mayor Cheney attended the University of Texas-Austin where he was recognized with the Highest Honors for his Bachelors and Masters in Accounting. Professionally, Mayor Cheney has earned the distinctions of Certified Public Accountant and Registered Financial Advisor.

Mayor Cheney and his wife, Dana, co-founded The Cheney Group, a top-rated residential realty firm in Frisco, under the umbrella of Monument Realty. The Cheney Group was recognized as the Frisco Small Business of the Year in 2015 and Frisco Employer of the Year in 2021. The Cheneys also own Ignyte Yoga Studio in Frisco.

Jeff and Dana Cheney were married in 2001 and have been blessed with three children: Zach, Mason, and Kaytlin who all attend or graduated from Frisco ISD schools. The Cheney’s are strong supporters of Frisco ISD and were the first community members to join every PTA in the district have continued each of the last 5 years. Jeff also served 6 years on the Frisco Education Foundation


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