Mayor Michael Carpenter
Mayor Carpenter was elected on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, and sworn in November 19, 2012. He was first elected to the City Council in May of 2005, and then re-elected in 2007, 2009, and 2011.
Sustainable and profitable economic development particularly focused on bringing jobs and opportunities to Schertz residents, along with quality of life initiatives, have consistently topped his list of ongoing focal points for the city.
Carpenter is the eighth mayor of Schertz and only the third Schertz mayor in 30 years following long tenures by His Honor Mayor Earl Sawyer (1982-1994) and His Honor Mayor Hal Baldwin (1994-2012).
Carpenter is also active in the community as a volunteer in many organizations, having been a youth sports coach in both BVYA (Buffalo Valley Youth Association) and SAYSAT (Soccer Association For Youth of San Antonio, Inc.), volunteering as a member of the Knights of Columbus and serving in several ministries at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Selma. He is a regional sales manager at the IT firm Avnet, Inc., and is in his 14th year with the firm.
The Memphis, Tennessee native is married to Melissa (also from Memphis), his wife of 20 years. Melissa works as a radiology technologist at Methodist Hospital Northwest. Michael and Missy have two sons.
Mr. Carpenter graduated with honors in 1994 from State Technical Institute at Memphis (now Southwest Tennessee Community College) with an associate’s degree in paralegal studies. In 1996, he graduated with honors from the University of Memphis with a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies. In 1996 and 1997, he attended St. Mary’s University master’s program in clinical psychology. In 2004, he graduated from Webster University with a master’s degree in business administration.