Heather Jefts

Mayor & City Council
Title: Place 6
Phone: 512-506-1934
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Heather Jefts

Heather Jefts was re-elected to Place 6 of the Cedar Park City Council after being elected to serve in Place 6 in November 2020. She previously served on Place 5, after being elected to a two-year term from May 2017 to May 2019. A resident of Cedar Park since 2005, she volunteers with Vista Ridge PTA, Education Connection, Reveal Baby Blessings, and Hill Country Community Ministries, and she sits on the Board of Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center. Heather can often be found in a swimming pool, teaching swim lessons and coaching. In fact, Heather's love of swimming has taken her full circle in her career - from being a collegiate team swimmer for Johns Hopkins University to founding and owning Tempo Swimming.

Prior to starting her own business in 2013, Heather, who had been a Biology major at Johns Hopkins, returned to school. She put herself through and graduated from Austin Community College in 2010 with an Associate of Science in Biology and Associate of Applied Science, in Biotechnology. She worked from 2010 to 2013 in the University of Texas' Genomic Sequencing Analysis Facility. Heather also has over a decade of experience working as a vet/surgical technician in veterinarians' offices in Maryland and Central Texas.

An avid sports and outdoors person, Heather's favorite things about Cedar Park are the friendly people and the many hike-and-bike trails. She enjoys running, cycling, woodworking, gardening, and reading.

Heather was born at Fort Bragg and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She and who she lovingly describes as her "awesome husband" Richard live in the Forest Oaks subdivision with their two sons, 21-year-old David, currently in college, and 17-year-old Will, a senior at VRHS, and the family's two big dogs.


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