Ward Five - Fran McKay

Elected to Office

Councilwoman Fran McKay was first elected in November 2016 to represent Ward Five as Councilwoman of the City of Fernley. She was sworn into office on December 7, 2016. McKay was re-elected in November 2020 and is currently serving her second term as Councilwoman. McKay's term will expire in December, 2024. 

I moved to the Northern Nevada area in 1995, started working in Fernley in 1998. Just being in this town made me feel I had finally found a town that I could move to and call My Town. I moved to Fernley in 2003 and began being involved. I am a member of the Rotary Club of Fernley, Fernley Builders Association and I am past member of the Fernley Planning Commission on which I had served about 4 years. I decided to run for City Council because I truly care about my town and the citizens in it. I am always very active in my church, Calvary Chapel.

I am a retired business owner, a mother of three sons, grandmother of five. My husband and I both grew up in Illinois. He was in the Navy and retired from the Navy in 1979. He is also a disabled veteran who served in Vietnam. In 2018, we will be celebrating our 50th Wedding anniversary.

I have seen small towns all over America in my extensive travels in all 50 states and without a doubt they are the best place to live. I decided since we are a growing town full of potential that I would like to be part of the team to help lead our city into an enhancing future which will only make our town a better place to “live, work and play.”

As City Councilwoman of Ward 5, I encourage my constituents to email or call with their concerns. There are many things we need to improve and it will happen. We need to encourage planned growth, continue to fight for our fair share of taxes, continue to strive for the safety of our citizens especially our children as we make future growth plans. As citizens, it is our responsibility to know how our community works, to be involved and to care about it.

During my time on the City Council, I will learn everything I need to know to strive to make our town an even better to raise our families.