Place 4 Councilmember
Term End Date: November 2022
Councilmember Dahle has worked for the last 6 years for a local grocery retailer in various store leadership roles, most recently as a facilities manager, responsible for managing a number of facilities in the San Antonio market. Prior to that, Mr. Dahle was the founder and owner of Mission All-Star Vending and served the San Antonio region with multiple routes for over 23 years as a full line vending operation.
An active volunteer in the Schertz community, Mr. Dahle began by founding the Woman Hollering Creek Owners Association to initiate and secure the release of over 3,500 acres of land from San Antonio to Schertz in 2005, culminating in its acquisition by Schertz in 2010. From 2006-2009 Mr. Dahle served as chairman of the SCUC ISD Bond Oversight Committee as well as serving on the Community Advisory Committee from 2010-2013 with SCUC ISD. Mr. Dahle was appointed to the Schertz Planning & Zoning Commission in 2011 and served until his election to city council in November 2019, serving the last 2 years as Chairman of Planning & Zoning. Finally, Mr. Dahle served as Chairman of the Schertz 2016 Bond Committee and as Vice-Chair of the 2016 Charter Review Commission that recommended major changes to our City Charter that were unanimously passed by the voters in the November 2016 election.
Born in Huntsville, Alabama the firstborn of recent German immigrants, Mr. Dahle and his family made it to Texas when he was 7. He attended Texas Tech University before moving to San Antonio with his future wife in 1989 where they married and started a family. Mr. and Mrs. Dahle moved to Schertz in 2003 where their two daughters have grown up, both graduating from Clemens High School. Their oldest daughter has since graduated from Texas State University and their younger daughter is currently enrolled at Texas A&M San Antonio. In his free time, Mr. Dahle enjoys being outdoors working on the family property in the Bexar County portion of Schertz. The Dahle family is active with competing in dog agility events around the country, and managing a 4H club.
ROLE ON COUNCIL
Mr. Dahle is honored to be able to continue to serve the citizens of Schertz and is committed to making sure that the city continues to grow in a sustainable way by planning for future growth as well as maintaining a focus on infrastructure and public safety. As part of that, Mr. Dahle wants to continue to aggressively pursue appropriate economic development to minimize the tax burden on citizens, while also supporting our quality of life initiatives such as the senior center, ball fields, and natatorium, which is what makes Schertz such a desirable place to live. As a councilman, Mr. Dahle is open to seeking cost savings and mutually beneficial solutions by working cooperatively with other elected officials in surrounding cities, counties and school districts to find consensus and regional solutions to shared challenges. Finally, he is a strong supporter of protecting the mission of Randolph Air Force Base by working with the USAF to take needed steps to ensure that RAFB has a long and viable future.