Derek France takes oath as new mayor of Flower Mound

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New mayor Derek France takes the oath of office at the Town Council meeting. (Kaushiki Roy/Community Impact Newspaper)

New mayor Derek France takes the oath of office at the Town Council meeting. (Kaushiki Roy/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Adam Schiestel recites his oath as new Place 1 Town Council member. (Kaushiki Roy/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Mayor Derek France (left) is congratulated by Denton County Judge Andy Eads (right) who administered his oath of office. (Kaushiki Roy/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Former Mayor Steve Dixon (right), standing with his wife and two daughters, was presented with his own street sign as a parting gift from the town. (Kaushiki Roy/Community Impact Newspaper)
Derek France was sworn in as the new mayor of Flower Mound on June 15. He succeeded Steve Dixon, who opted not to run for another term as mayor.

The council also inaugurated Adam Schiestel, who was appointed to fill the vacancy in the Place 1 seat.

"I look forward to serving as an ambassador of our wonderful talents and representing the town at numerous events and functions throughout the year," France said.

He also said he plans to bring back events such as meet the mayor and lunch with the mayor to public schools in Flower Mound. In addition, France said he wants to hold advisory council meetings to educate the public on current town affairs.

"I would like to thank the residents of Flower Mound for putting your faith in me," France said. "I will work every day to bring a sense of calm and organization to our town."


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