Commissioners Court Leadership Academy - Class VI
2-year Leadership Training & Development program
through the Texas A&M V.G. Young Institute, comprised of
11 members, chosen from the entire state of TX..
Texas Association of Counties: Leadership 254 - Class I
18-months of Leadership Training, and one of only two
County Commissioners selected from the entire state of TX.
Collin County Government
November 2014 - Present
Collin County Commissioner, Precinct 1
Texas County & District Retirement System
2019 - Present
Board Trustee, appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott. TCDRS helps Texas County & District employees & retirees plan for their futures, providing retirement, disability and survivor benefits. 9 Board Trustees, appointed by the Governor, provide oversight for this multi-billion dollar trust, efficiently managing funds to minimize the burden to taxpayers..
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
2013 - 2019
Public Board Member, appointed by Gov. Rick Perry
Regulatory state board, responsible for oversight of the Texas Public Accountancy Act, it's policies, standards, licensing and examination for the Accounting industry in Texas.
1998 - 2014
Graphic Design, Marketing & Promotions
Investing in the future of my community through the promotion of good public policy, candidates and legislation.
Owner, S J Hayes Designs
July 1992 – July 1998
Commercial Space Planning & Interior Construction
Construction Planning, Management, Installations
Denton Bible Church - Denton, TX
October 1993 – January 1996
Financial Giving Reports, Data Management
Graphic Design & Marketing
Sunbelt Savings - Irving / Las Colinas, TX
January 1990 – July 1992
Space Planning & Construction Management
Corporate & Branch Offices
Corporate Moves & Acquisitions
Corporate Facilities Management
1993 - Life Chain, Denton Texas, with continued support of Pro-Life causes, being a voice for America's unborn babies.
1993 - Involvement in "Action Lunch" through Prestonwood Baptist Church - encouraging civic responsibility & activism.
1993 - Began volunteering in local political campaigns
1994 - Helped found the Denton chapter of Christian Coalition
1994 - Attended first Texas Republican State Convention
1995 - 2000 - Continued service through Christian Coalition, Life Chain and other conservative organizations
2000 - Heavily involved in Voter Registration Drives
2001 - Joined Golden Corridor Republican Women
2001 - 2013 - Heavily involved in local campaigns and the promotion of conservative principles in government
2008 - Began work on the Election Ballot Board at Collin County Elections. (Income earned donated to local candidates.)
2009 - Became involved in the local Tea Party
2010 - Elected to serve as the Homeland Security Chair, Golden Corridor Republican Women
2010 - Nominated by Congressman Sam Johnson to attend the 2nd Annual RNC Women's Summit in Washington DC.
2011 - Became an online contributor for Texas GOP Vote
2011-2012 - Twice elected as President of a 500+ member political organization, Golden Corridor Republican Women
2012 - Served on SD8 Nominations for the RPT Convention
2012 - Served on the State Platform Committee representing Senate District 8 at the Republican State Convention
2012 - Elected as National Delegate #1 from Congressional District 3 to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL
2012 - Honored at the Republican State Convention at the TFRW Texas Federation of Republican Women's Tribute to Women Luncheon
2012 - 2 separate week-long trips in the battleground state of Virginia volunteering on a Presidential Campaign Strike Force
2012 - Joined the leadership team for Texas Faith & Freedom Coalition as the Strategic Events Chair.
2013 - Traveled to Washington DC to participate in the March for LIfe with Senator Rick Santorum and thousands of others
2013 - Founding member of Texans for Freedom & Liberty
2013 - Honored by the Love Life Foundation for outstanding volunteer service at their Women in Service Banquet
2013 - Recognized as an Outstanding Citizen of Texas House District 33 by State Representative Scott Turner
2013 - Appointed to Texas State Board of Public Accountancy by Governor Rick Perry
2013 - Represented Texas Faith & Freedom Coalition at the FFC Road to Majority Conference in Washington DC. Introducing Texas Governor Rick Perry from the stage.
2014 - Elected Collin County Commissioner, Precinct 1
2014 -Represented Texas Faith & Freedom Coalition at the FFC Road to Majority Conference in Washington DC, introducing Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert from the stage.
University of North Texas Master Planning Committee, Frisco
Frisco Association for the Arts Member & Contributor
Life Member of the NRA
Outspoken activist for America's Missing Children,
participating in the filming of 3 seasons of the
Fireball Run Adventurally Series on Amazon Prime
Keep Celina Beautiful Steering Committee
Activism for Empowerment Steering Committee
All the Difference Radio Int'l Travel Coordinator
Frisco Bible Church Missions Board
Assaf Harofeh Medical Center (Tel Aviv, Israel) Events Chair
Israel Goldstein Youth Village Fundraising Chairman
Frisco Community Fireworks Coordinator - 1999 & 2000
PTA Reflections Chairman (2 years)
Denton Bible Church Women's Discipleship Coordinator
Denton Bible Church Tape Ministry
1. Lowered County Tax Rate over 35% since taking office, including four "Effective Tax Rates" now known as the "No New Tax Rate." In fact, Collin County is in the lowest 1% of combined tax rates in Texas' 254 counties!
2. Maintained my focus on infrastructure and transportation, helping to propose and pass two transportation bond packages, without raising the tax rate, and ensuring that none of the funds would be used on any current or future toll roads.
3. Saved taxpayers $9 Million in interest payments, together with my colleagues, by front-loading the principal on shorter-term bond sales, therefore reducing the overall interest on 20-year bonds (*Budget workshop for FY2017).
4. Graduated from two elite County Leadership Programs, far-exceeding my statutory training requirements. (detailed under education section below.)
5. Stood firmly from the beginning against illegal payments to special prosecutors (as well as their defense in a case brought forth by a local taxpayer.) These prosecutors were retained outside of the county's posted fee schedule, set forth by the Board of District Judges. This has ultimately protected the taxpayers of Collin County from being bound to millions in future spending. I finally had my position validated by both the 5th District COA and the Court of Criminal Appeals.
6. Consistently stood against unwarranted spending & over-regulation, putting liberty and fiscal responsibility FIRST.
7. Faithful to uphold campaign promises supporting lower taxes, transportation infrastructure and public safety; working alongside our cities to support the needs of all county residents.
8. Consistently led through the Covid pandemic, fighting to use CARES Act funds to help citizens with needed financial assistance for rent, mortgage, and utility assistance; as well as business owners with financial assistance to stay open during the crisis (instead of paying for duplicative services already provided for by the state.)
2015 - Voted and helped pass the largest tax rate cut in recent years during first year of service on the Commissioners Court.
2016 - Saved taxpayers $9 Million in interest payments, created by front-loading the principal on shorter term bond sales, therefore reducing the overall interest on 20-year bonds (in Budget workshop for FY2017).
2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019, 2020 & 2021 - Voted to pass further tax-rate cuts, equivalent to the "effective tax rate" - meaning that the Commissioners Court LOWERED the TAX RATE reciprocally, in response to rising home values, so that Collin County property owners would not pay any more in county taxes from the previous year. This is done by using the property tax revenue from the new growth to pay for inflation, unfunded state and federal mandates, as well as additional needs of the county.
2017 - Supported much-needed improvements in equipping our county public safety officers with life-safety equipment as well as necessary defensive equipment.
2017 - Appointed to the Conference of Urban Counties Policy Committee by my colleagues to represent Collin County's interests, as well as the the CUC Public Power Pool Committee to represent the county's interests in negotiating lower electric rates for county facilities.
2018 - Appointed to the county's Investment Committee by my colleagues to oversee county investments and funds.
2018 - Called for a fiscally responsible Transportation Bond that would not raise the tax rate, and included language that prevented the funds to be used on any future toll roads. Passed November 2018.
2019 - Presented with an Honorary Captain's Badge from Collin County Constable Joe Wright, recognizing my unwavering support for Law Enforcement.
2020 - Received the Robert A. Livingston Award, along with my husband Brian, from the America's Defenders Foundation at their Annual Thin Blue Line Ball, recognized for our consistent support of Law Enforcement.
2020-2021 - Led consistently through Covid fighting to use CARES Act funds to help citizens with needed financial assistance for rent, mortgage, and utility assistance; as well as business owners with financial assistance to stay open during the crisis (instead of paying for duplicative services already provided for by the state.)
2022 - Supported additional assistance for Local Mental Health to provide long term use of County land for a Life Path facility which will give an alternative respite place to help patients get stabilized, rather than being taken to the jail.
2023 - Called for a fiscally responsible bond package (which voters approved) supporting core functions of government including funding for Roads, Courts, Jail, Medical Examiner, Animal Shelter and Parks.
2023 - Elected to the Board of Directors of the Conference of Urban Counties, a state-wide county government association.
Conservative Republican for Collin County Commissioner, Precinct 1
Susan Fletcher serves as Collin County Commissioner for Precinct 1, representing West Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Celina and Northwest McKinney on the Commissioners Court. Married since 1993 to her husband, Brian, they moved to Collin County (Frisco) in 1996 and have one adult son, Patrick. Susan was born in Sherman, Texas and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design / Industrial Technology from the University of North Texas in 1989. In her professional life prior to public office, Susan has worked for Sunbelt Savings / Bank of America as a Commercial Interior Space Planner, and later worked freelance as an independent contractor in the commercial construction industry.
Republican Party: Susan’s political involvement began in 1993, when she worked to establish the Denton, TX chapter of the Christian Coalition, and served as a delegate to her first Republican Party of Texas State Convention in 1994. In 2008, Susan began working on the Collin County Election Ballot Board, helping to ensure election integrity as the mail-in and electronic votes were processed. She was also appointed to the Collin County Healthcare Advisory Board in 2008, serving until 2014. In 2010, Susan attended an RNC’s Women’s Summit in Washington, DC, nominated by Congressman Sam Johnson. In 2011-2012, Susan served two-terms as President of Golden Corridor Republican Women, and continues to serve on their board. In 2012, she served on the RPT State Platform Committee, and was again appointed to serve in 2014, where she was appointed Chairman of the Education Sub-Committee. Aside from her role as Commissioner, one of her greatest honors is having been elected to serve as a National Delegate in 2012, representing Congressional District 3 at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. Susan also served as Co-Chair for the Collin County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner in 2016 and 2017.
Public Office: In May of 2013, Susan was appointed by Governor Rick Perry and confirmed by the Texas Senate to serve on the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, a regulatory board which certifies, examines and licenses CPAs in the state of Texas. In 2014, at the urging of many local leaders, Susan ran for Precinct 1 Commissioner, 21 years after entering the political arena, and was elected to the Collin County Commissioners Court where she now represents approximately 250,000 constituents in the northwest sector of Collin County. Along with being a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars, Susan ran on a platform supporting low taxes, economic development, transportation infrastructure and public safety. In 2019, Susan was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the Texas County and District Retirement System, a 9-member state board overseeing the retirement funds of county and district employees across Texas.
Private Life: Outside of her professional career, Susan has served as the International Travel Coordinator for All the Difference Radio, the teaching ministry of Dr. Wayne Braudrick, Pastor of Frisco Bible Church where she and her husband are members. In 2012, Susan chaired a fundraising event with Glenn Beck benefiting Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center, located outside of Tel Aviv, to convert their underground parking facility into a wartime emergency room. In her free time, Susan enjoys expressing her creativity through art, photography and writing. She is also an avid travel enthusiast and Master SCUBA diver. She has been featured in Season 9, 10 and 11 of the Fireball Run Adventurally Series which airs on Amazon Prime, featuring an 8-day road rally challenge covering over 2,000 miles, raising awareness and helping to find America's Missing Children. In 2018-19, Susan served on the UNT Master Planning Committee for the new Frisco campus. She is a Life member of the National Rifle Association, holds a License to Carry, and believes strongly in being a well-trained, and responsible gun owner. Susan is an outspoken grassroots activist, who is not only committed to serving the people of Collin County, but passionate about volunteering her time and talents to help the community, local arts and emerging leaders.