Zahnd Schlensker


Forney City Council, Place 5

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Term Expires: 2024


Our tremendous growth has brought many challenges. In my eyes, one of the greatest is merging our past with our future. Our job is to listen to all sides because each citizen has a right to their own opinion. If we are unwilling to listen, we are unwilling to serve with an open mind and heart. It is my goal to focus on being proactive, not reactive. It is essential to stay focused on what we can affect change upon. We do not need to allow little issues to turn into significant issues. It is my pleasure to serve with my fellow council members, and it is my honor to work with our city staff and citizens of Forney, Texas.


I am a native of Richardson, Texas. Forney has been my home for the last 19 years. I graduated from Austin College in Sherman, TX, and have worked in the Automobile Industry for 29 years. I have a son, Luke, who is engaged to my future daughter-in-law Janell.