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Mayor Frank Ury

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Frank and his wife Rhonda have lived in Mission Viejo since 1989. Elected in 2004 to serve on the Mission Viejo City Council, Frank’s primary goals include improving the quality of life for all Mission Viejo residents.  Mayor Ury currently is concentrating on Council Policy to improve our water sustainability strategy and plans on investing a lot of time in 2016 in water reliability, sustainability, and reclamation.  A California native, Frank was born in Long Beach and raised in the Midwest (Texas and Kansas). After earning his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Frank moved back to California and began work in the high tech industry. He then went on to complete his MS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California and his MBA from UC Irvine. 

Frank has spent much of his time serving Mission Viejo and the State in a voluntary capacity. He has coached all of his kids in AYSO soccer, Mission Viejo Little League and Mission Viejo Girls Softball. He has served on both the Community Services and Investment Advisory Commissions prior to being elected to the Council, and was a leader in the group that worked toward burying the power lines in Mission Viejo.

Biography prepared by: Council Member Frank Ury

Current Membership Information

Mayor Ury serves as the City’s representative as a Board Member for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), and is the City's representative for the League of California Cities (LOCC), and the Association of California Cities-Orange County (ACC-OC).

Read an article about Frank in the 2009-2010 UC Irvine Merage Magazine.

Previously Held Positions

Frank Ury also served as Mayor in 2009, 2012, and served as Mayor Pro Tempore in 2006 and in 2008. From 1992-1996, Frank served on the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) Board of Trustees. From this position he was appointed to the California State Standards Commission by the State Legislature, where he worked on crafting math and history standards for all California students. He also served on the State Technology Commission, developing methodologies for the utilization of technology in the classroom and dispensing grant money for technology in the state. He is a past member of the Orange County Republican Central Committee and the California Republican Party State Central Committee. His work in education earned him the “Local Elected Official of the Year Award” from the County Republican Party in 1995 and the “Defender of Freedom Award” from the State Republican Party in 1996.


Term 1 - November 2, 2004

Term 2 - November 4, 2008

Term 3 - November 6, 2012

Term expires:  November 2016 (end of service due to term limit ordinance*)

*  Mission Viejo Municipal Code Sec. 2.04.010. Election of members; term limits.  
(a) The electors of the city shall elect council members at the general municipal election held every two years on the date of the statewide general election.

(b) No person shall serve more than three consecutive terms of office as a member of the city council. For the purpose of this section, a "term" shall include service on the council for any period of 731 consecutive days or longer.

(c)  Any person who has served three consecutive terms as a member of the city council shall not be eligible to serve again until the expiration of at least 365 consecutive days after the end of such person's last term of office.

(d) The term limits established by this section shall apply prospectively only to those terms of office which commence on or after June 2, 1998, which is the date this section was adopted by the voters. 

E-Mail fury@cityofmissionviejo.org