Councilmember, City of Mission Viejo
Director Frank Ury was elected to the Mission Viejo City Council in November of 2004 and appointed Mayor by his colleagues in 2009, 2012 and also served as Mayor Pro Tem in 2006 and in 2008. Orange County's City Selection Committee appointed Ury in January 2014 as a city council representative to the OCTA Board of Directors, where he presently serves as the Chairman of the Regional Planning and Highways Committee.
A California native, Ury 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, Ury 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.
Striving to achieve improving the quality of life for all Mission Viejo residents, Director Ury has spent much of his time serving Mission Viejo, the County of Orange and the State of California in a voluntary capacity. Ury 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. 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.
Director Ury and his wife, Rhonda have three children.