Place 6 Councilmember
Term End Date: November 2021
Councilmember Allison Heyward has served on City Council since 2018. She and her family have lived in Schertz since 2011.
Heyward earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Texas Southern University in 1990. Following college graduation, Allison worked as a substitute teacher in Houston ISD before joining the Contract Department of Phillips 66 Petroleum in Houston. After the birth of her children, her primary focus was on raising them and being available during her husband’s many deployments. Allison was a leader in both the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts in which her kids were actively involved. She also served as the Cub Scout Pack Committee Chair and received Cubscouter of the Year in 2005. She was the team mom for all the sports organizations her children were involved with, and she was also the Navy VAW 112 Spouse’s Association Vice President.
Following the family’s return from overseas, she served as the Logistics and Purchasing Coordinator for Bison Signs from 2008-2016, and from 2016-2018 she worked as a substitute teacher in Marion ISD before feeling the desire to serve on Schertz City Council. She is a 2020 graduate of the Chamber Leadership Core Program. She is a Certified Municipal Officer (CMO) as well as a member of the TMRS Advisory Board on Benefit Design.
She was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and spent weekends on the family farm in Raywood, Texas. After her husband (Ferrando) retired from the US Navy, Allison decided the blend of city life and a small-town friendly atmosphere made Schertz the ideal place for the family to settle. Allison and her husband of 29 years are the proud parents of two children, Arianna, Jonathan, and son-in-law Tyler. She enjoys crafting, gardening, woodworking, and reading as well as spending time with her family.