Mayor & City Council

Mark Millar

As Mayor, his goal is to make Gunter a destination where people will want to live, work, play, and raise their families.  He is passionate about leading the City of Gunter, working with council members, city staff, and citizens as Gunter prepares for its future.

Mark has been a Gunter resident for more than 54 years. He has served the city with seven terms as Mayor and six terms as a council member.  Mark has also served on the Gunter EDC.  Mark has been a volunteer on the fire department for the past 36 years and has held positions of Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Lieutenant, firefighter, and EMT.

He graduated from Gunter High School and has been married to Beverly for 46 years. They have two children and four grandchildren.  He has over 40 years of experience as a financial manager in the private sector.  Mark has a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of North Texas.

Mark is bullish on the future of Gunter.  He looks forward to working in partnership with council members, city staff, and citizens to help mold the future of Gunter.   

Council Member, Place 1
Larry Peters

Larry has had a long and rewarding career in Law Enforcement spanning over forty-five years of service to the communities he served.  He began his career working for the FBI Identification Division in Washington D.C. while receiving specialized training in Fingerprint Classification.  He trained at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia for five specialized training.  After leaving the FBI, he worked for the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation for eight years and retired after twenty years of service with the Norman Police Department in Norman, Oklahoma as a Crime Scene Investigator.

After retiring and moving to Texas, he worked for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office in Ft. Worth for 3 years and the Drug Enforcement Administration Laboratory in Dallas for additional 14 years where he retired for a second time.  He has over 1500 hours of specialized training in law enforcement and is a Certified Latent Fingerprint Expert and Questioned Document Examiner.  He has published specialized papers in the National Chiefs of Police Magazine and taught specialized forensic courses at various Police Academies around the country.

He is immensely proud to have served his country in the United States Army Reserves as a Military Police officer, retiring with over twenty-nine years of service as a Master Sergeant.

He has served on the Gunter City Council since July 2011 and the Parks Board for over six years.  He was instrumental in getting City Hall moved to its present location and the wonderful improvements to the city park.   His goal has always been and will continue to be serving the citizens of Gunter and doing what is best for the citizens.  My motto is “what is good for all”!

He is proud to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of Gunter, Texas and is looking forward to being a part of Gunter’s bright future.

Council Member, Place 2
Jason White

Jason was elected to the Gunter City Council in May of 2017. Jason, along with his wife Andrea and 3 kids Denham, Braxton, and Anastyn, moved from McKinney to Gunter in 2015. Jason is currently part-owner and Realtor with Goetz Realty and Development, the only local based real-estate firm in Gunter.

Jason also served on the Planning and Zoning Commission from 2017-2019. Jason has a vision and desire to see Gunter grow properly, even with all the challenges small towns encounter with infrastructure, budget, and development. In his spare time, Jason enjoys watching his daughter play softball, his son play trumpet and football, and taking trips with his wife. His hobbies and passion include music and drumming, both which soothe the soul.

Mayor Pro-Tem, Place 3
Spencer Marks

Spencer Marks was born and raised in West Texas, having spent most of his childhood in a small town south of Abilene, TX.  His small-town upbringing, combined with his love for the outdoors, cemented his desire to raise his future family in a similar environment.

Spencer and his wife Lisa moved to Celina in 2002 to start their family.  After having twins, they quickly outgrew their home.  They searched high and low for a home that met their needs in Celina, but they quickly found that most of them did not “check the right boxes.”  Upon expanding their search, they found their perfect home in Gunter and relocated with their three children (Abby, Emma & Wilson) here in March of 2011.

Spencer and his wife are extremely active in the community.  They opened Hometown Mercantile in 2016, a small boutique offering everything from women’s apparel to home goods to giftables.  Spencer is also heavily involved in FFA, supporting his daughters’ passion for showing animals.

Being a local small business owner and raising his family in Gunter, it was extremely important to him to play an integral role in the future success of our community.  Therefore, Spencer ran for Place 3 and was appointed to City Council in May 2018.

Spencer graduated from Trinity University with a Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration and from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology.  He has spent the bulk of his career in healthcare, splitting time between revenue cycle, data analytics and healthcare technology.  He has recently begun a career in property and casualty and life/health insurance.

Council Member, Place 4
Cheryl Cohagan

As a longtime Gunter resident and active member of the community, Cheyrl Cohagan has witnessed Gunter’s changing environment over the last several years.   She loves the rural, neighborly spirit of the community and is committed to keeping Gunter’s small-town charm as its population and business opportunities grow.

Prior to being appointed to City Council in 2020, Cohagan served on the Economic Development Corporation Board (2016-present) and Gunter Development Review Board (2019-present).

In addition to her service in the city, she serves on Bridges Representative Board, co-administrator of Gunter Growth, a member of the Gunter Business Networking Association and teaches children’s church at First Baptist Church of Gunter.

Cheyrl holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing, Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, and a certification in Educational Diagnostician from The University of North Texas.

Cheyrl is retired after serving 32 years as Gunter Elementary principal.   She resides in Gunter with her husband Rick, daughter Jill and her grandchildren.

Council Member, Place 5
Connie Eubanks

Connie Eubanks is and always has been a country girl at heart, having been born and raised in the Piney Woods of East Texas.  In 2014, she and Bruce, her husband of almost 37 years, purchased a densely wooded piece of property in Gunter where they spent endless weekends and hours selectively clearing timber and brush in anticipation of building their forever country home.

Having lived in Gunter for almost two years, Connie was elected to the City Council in November 2020.  Excited for the possibility of responsible growth in Gunter, she is steadfastly devoted to protecting Gunter’s rural, small town charm.  Likewise, Connie is dedicated to Gunter controlling its own destiny.

Connie has been the Chair of the Development Review Board from 2019 – present and is co-founder of Gunter Growth.  Since 2002, she has been employed with Collin College as the Frisco Campus Alumni Hall Fitness Center Manager, where she also teaches wellness and self-defense classes.  With a Master Gardner Certification from Texas A & M’s Ag Extension Program in the late 90’s, Connie has continued various landscaping and gardening projects since moving into her new home.  Connie and Bruce are proud parents of Hal and Jessica Eubanks, both of whom live in Dallas.

Connie graduated from The University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education.