Councilmember Place 1
John McCaw – Place 1/Mayor Pro Tem
John R. McCaw is the City of Garden Ridge Place 1 Councilmember. First elected in 2002, he is also Mayor Pro-Tem.
An active member of the community, Mr. McCaw is a member of the Citizens Police Academy, the Garden Ridge Lion’s Club, and The 100 Club of Comal County. He was appointed to the Water Commission (1993-1997), and was a member of the Park Committee.
Councilmember McCaw is a Partner in the consulting firm of McCaw & Salesberry Retirement Solutions LLC. He was previously a shareholder of Carley & McCaw, Inc. for 32 years.
He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University (BA), and the University of Iowa (MS), and is an active member of various professional organizations including the Society of Actuaries, American Academy of Actuaries, and the American College of Pension Actuaries. He is an Enrolled Actuary to practice before the IRS.
Originally from Lafayette, Indiana, he has lived in Texas since 1968. He and his wife Carmen have been married for over 38 years, and have three grown children, Christopher, Laurien, and Erin, and five grandchildren.
Terms of Office
May 2002- May 2004 Elected as Councilmember, Place 1
May 2004- May 2006 Elected as Councilmember, Place 1
May 2006- May 2008 Elected as Councilmember, Place 1
May 2008- May 2010 Elected as Councilmember, Place 1
May 2010- May 2012 Elected as Councilmember, Place 1
May 2012- May 2014 Elected as Councilmember, Place 1
May 2014- May 2016 Elected as Councilmember, Place 1
May 2016- May 2018 Elected as Councilmember, Place 1