Flower Mound Town Council met the town's new chief financial officer on Feb. 19, and the town leaders didn’t have to go far to find him.

John Zagurski comes to Flower Mound with more than 10 years of municipal finance experience, according to a town news release. He previously served as the town of Northlake's finance director for four years. His first day with the town of Flower Mound will be March 18.

Zagurski said he is excited to come to Flower Mound. The chief financial officer is responsible for the inflow and outflow of resources within a town, and ensures resources are used legally and transparency exists, Zagurski said.

The background

Prior to working in Northlake, Zagurski served as a budget analyst and then finance manager at the town of Trophy Club.

Zagurski earned a Bachelor of Science in sociology from the University of Central Arkansas and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas.

The details

Zagurski will replace Tammy Wilson, who worked for Flower Mound for more than 24 years, with two of those years as chief financial officer. Wilson officially retired in January but will remain as the interim CFO during the transition period, according to the news release.

What they're saying

“When starting the search for our new CFO, I immediately started hearing wonderful things about John,” Town Manager James Childers said in the news release. “Then, throughout the application and interview process, he blew us away, even among an impressive list of finance executives we targeted. John has a track record of strong financial leadership and innovative approaches of communicating government finances to the public. We look forward to him joining our award-winning and top-notch financial services team.”