Flower Mound creates volunteer board to advise town on ways to unify community

The town of Flower Mound is accepting applications for the All Together Flower Mound Commission through Sept. 6. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

The town of Flower Mound is accepting applications for the All Together Flower Mound Commission through Sept. 6. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Flower Mound Town Council is adding a new volunteer board to help unite the community and make it better.

The council voted 4-1 on Aug. 2 to create the All Together Flower Mound Commission, which traces its origins to a series of focus groups held earlier this year. Council Member Ben Bumgarner was the lone vote against the commission's creation.

Town Council Member Ann Martin said the commission will be a positive move for the community.

"I believe this group is to celebrate what brings us together and appreciate what makes us unique," she said.

Town Manager Debra Wallace said the seven-member commission would serve only in an advisory capacity.

"Anything that comes out of this commission is, again, just their advice, or thoughts and opinions on things," she said. "They won't be making any changes or telling a [town] department what to do."

Council Member Adam Schiestel addressed some of the concerns from residents who opposed the commission's formation. He said partisanship and politics have no place on this board.

"A commission that reaches out to members of the community who need a little assistance is a good thing," he said. "This is a positive board that helps people."

Among the duties of the commission are to promote new and existing services in Flower Mound, serve as a resource for the group's webpage and help identify "opportunities that increase resident engagement and town participation with a focus on community unity," according to a town resolution creating the commission.

Applications for residents or business owners interested in serving on the commission are being accepted through Sept. 6.

A come-and-go session to learn more about serving on the All Together Flower Mound Commission or on any of the town's other boards and commissions will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at Town Hall, 2121 Cross Timbers Road. Online applications are available here. People may also call 972-874-6070 or email [email protected] with questions.
By Valerie Wigglesworth
Valerie has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is currently managing editor for DFW Metro for Community Impact Newspaper.


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