Gallery: Outgoing Cedar Park mayor, council members honored; incoming council members sworn in after May 5 election


Three Cedar Park City Council members took their oaths of office Thursday following an official canvassing of votes after the May 5 election, and the city’s new mayor was sworn in earlier in the week.

Mel Kirkland won the Cedar Park City Council Place 2 seat, Mike Guevara was elected to the Place 4 seat and Dorian Chavez won the Place 6 seat. Corbin Van Arsdale was elected as mayor May 5 but was out of town Thursday, so he was previously sworn in on Monday morning, according to the city.

City staff and state Rep. Tony Dale, R-Cedar Park, recognized former Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell and former City Council Members Cobby Caputo and Kristyne Bollier for their service during Thursday’s meeting.

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Caitlin covers Cedar Park and Leander city councils and reports on education, transportation, government and business news. She is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin. Most recently, Caitlin produced a large-scale investigative project with The Dallas Morning News and led education coverage in the Brazos Valley at The Bryan-College Station Eagle. After interning with Community Impact Newspaper for two summers, she joined the staff as a reporter in 2015.
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