Council Place 3

Experience
DanO Strong is well known for his service with community groups in Burleson. Being sworn in as the new Place 3 Burleson City Council member on July 6, 2015, was just another step in his involvement with the community he has called home for 15 years.

He has knowledge of both City government and the school district through his service on the Burleson Bond Advisory Committee (2010-2011), BISD Community Committee (2009-2012), Burleson Opportunity Fund (2010-2013), and Burleson Character Council (2010-2013). The Illinois native’s most recent endeavors include the Chisholm Trail 100 Club, Burleson Lions Club (past zone chair), executive board of the Texas Workforce Commission (2011-2014), FFA alumni member (2012-2014), and vice-chairman of the First Christian Church Board. He has also served on the advisory board of Harvest House, on the Texas Workforce Commission/Johnson County, Johnson County Agriculture Extension, and as a Huguley Hospital Advisory Board member.

Since 2012, Strong has worked as a business development consultant, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, recapitalization plans, buyer acquisition searches, business evaluations, product development, direct social media marketing plans, developed sales and marketing strategies and exit strategies through marketing initiatives.

Strong is most recognizable as president of the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce, August 2008-June 2012. In that role he represented the business owners, attended city council meetings and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings, and started Farmers Market, among other ventures.

During his time with the chamber, Strong was named the 2009 Byron Black Character Award winner.

The new councilmember is a 1973 graduate of Moline Senior High School in Moline, Ill. He studied liberal arts at Black Hawk Junior College in Moline and started an M.B.A. course in California before he was relocated to Vermont. Strong worked in sales for Sunshine Biscuits, quality management for Ben & Jerry’s and sales manager for Frito Lay.

Strong has lived in Texas for 20 years. He and his wife Rhonda have one daughter, Sarah.