Meet The Council

Mike Schnittker - Mayor

Council Place No. 6
Term Expires: May 2016

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Mayor Schnittker was elected as a Councilman in May 2007 and appointed Mayor Pro-Tem in July 2007. In May 2008 he was elected Mayor. He earned degrees in both Finance and Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University. Mayor Schnittker is a former Naval Aviator who is currently a Captain for Southwest Airlines. He, his wife Shelley, and their three daughters have been residents of Lakewood Village since 2005.

Dr. Mark E. Vargus - Mayor Pro-Tem

Council Place No. 3
Term Expires: May 2015

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Mayor Pro-Tem Vargus was elected to Town Council in May 2007 and was appointed to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem in June 2008. Mayor Pro-Tem Vargus earned his PhD in Accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also holds a MA in Economics and a MBA in Finance. His received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Vargus was employed by Lockheed-Martin as a Senior Engineer in the advanced radar systems group. Dr. Vargus has received appointments to the University of Michigan, University of Southern California, and currently the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a six-time teaching award recipient in addition to winning several national awards for his scholarly research, including the 2007 Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Research Award. Dr. Vargus purchased his Lakewood Village home site in 2003 and has been a resident since 2005.

Dave Getka - Councilman

Council Place No. 1
Term Expires: May 2015

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Councilman Dave Getka was appointed to Council in June 2008. Councilman Getka moved to Lakewood Village in May of 2006 from Northern California on a corporate relocation with 3M. He is a US Army veteran and former noncommissioned officer in the Wisconsin Army National Guard and the Missouri Air National Guard. Councilman Getka earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. He has been employed for 25 years with the 3M Corporation in sales and sales management. He and his wife Ingrid have been married for nearly 30 years and have one daughter living in Southern California. Councilman Getka enjoys public service and appreciates the opportunity to serve his community and make a positive contribution to the town of Lakewood Village.

Carl Menckhoff, M.D. - Councilman

Council Place No. 2
Term Expires: May 2016

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Dr. Carl Menckhoff has lived in Lakewood Village with his wife and 2 children since July of 2009. He was born in New York, but grew up in multiple countries before returning to the U.S.A. for college. He obtained his medical degree from George Washington University medical school in 1994. He then completed his emergency medicine residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1997 before joining the faculty at UTSW Parkland Memorial Hospital where he was assistant residency director until 2000. He then spent nine years at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA where he was associate residency director, then residency director, before moving back to Dallas in 2009. He is currently the Medical Director and Chairman of the Emergency Department at Medical Center of Lewisville and the Flower Mound Emergency Center. Dr. Menckhoff also serves on the board of directors of PediPlace (a non-profit pediatric clinic). Dr. Menckhoff ran for, and was elected to, Town Council in May of 2010 because he wanted to contribute to the betterment of his community.

Ken Guthrie - Councilman

Council Place No. 4
Term Expires: May 2016

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Councilman Guthrie has served on the Town Council since 2005.  Councilman Guthrie and his wife, Laurie, have owned their home in Lakewood Village since 1999.  He was employed at HP (formerly EDS) in Plano between 1975 and 2012, and is now retired.  His career in Computer Information Technology spanned 48 years.  His most recent job assignment required technical and management skills to support a large global Help Desk application used by HP clients and by HP employees.  Additionally, he managed $100M of computer assets, and a department budget of $25M annually.  His duties also included financial reporting, budgeting, and capital planning.  Councilman Guthrie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at The American University, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the School of Electrical Engineering at The George Washington University.

Clint Bushong - Councilman

Council Place No. 5
Term Expires: May 2015

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Councilman Clint Bushong was appointed to the Town Council in September of 2013. A native of Southern California, he has lived in North Texas since 1997 and moved to Lakewood Village with his wife Shannon in 2001. Councilman Bushong earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University (CalPoly) at San Luis Obispo, CA. Councilman Bushong has been employed at Peterbilt Motors for over 16 years and is currently a Project Engineer in the New Products Development group. He is excited to join the Council and hopes to contribute to the growth of Lakewood Village.