Heather Jefts is a small business owner, community leader, and member of the Cedar Park City Council who’s been proud to call Cedar Park home for 17 years.
During her tenure on City Council, Heather has prioritized bringing in quality jobs and businesses, lowering the tax rate and creating Cedar Park’s first-ever Homestead Exemption, public safety improvements, traffic and mobility solutions, infrastructure and sustainable growth, and new parks and trails. She serves on the Capital Area Council of Governments focusing on emergency response and disaster preparedness, as well as the Clean Air Coalition working to protect our air quality and health. Heather was selected by the Hill Country News readers’ poll as the Best Local Elected Official in 2018.
Heather serves as President of the Board of the Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center. She is a co-founder and active volunteer with Reveal Baby Blessings diaper ministry, gives back as a Literacy Partner with Education Connection, and has volunteered with Hill Country Community Ministries and the American Legion’s Breakfast with Santa.
A collegiate swimmer at Johns Hopkins University, Heather started her own small business, Tempo Swimming, teaching recreational and competitive swim classes on a group and individual basis. She previously worked at the University of Texas in the Genomic Sequencing Analysis Facility and as veterinary surgical technician. Heather is currently a Sustainability Studies and Economics student at UT.
Heather was born at Fort Bragg, where her father was a lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne, and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She lives with her husband Richard in the Forest Oaks neighborhood with their two sons, 22-year-old David and 18-year-old Will, and the family’s two big dogs. Heather’s favorite things about Cedar Park are the friendly people and the many hike-and-bike trails. An avid sports and outdoors person, she also enjoys woodworking, gardening, and reading.