Flower Mound welcomes new town manager

James Childers, Derek France
James Childers, Flower Mound's new town manager, was sworn into office during a council meeting Jan. 3. (Samantha Douty/ Community Impact Newspapers)

James Childers, Flower Mound's new town manager, was sworn into office during a council meeting Jan. 3. (Samantha Douty/ Community Impact Newspapers)

The new Flower Mound town manager, James Childers, was sworn in during a town council meeting Jan. 3.

Childers is replacing the town’s interim manager Tommy Dalton. Dalton served as interim after former Town Manager Debra Wallace retired in October.



“Welcome to Flower Mound, James,” Mayor Derek France said during the town’s council meeting.

Childers is a second-generation town manager, he said during the meeting. His father served as a city manager and so did his uncle.

By Samantha Douty
Samantha Douty joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 as the Lewisville/ Flower Mound/ Highland Village editor. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2018 with a degree in journalism. But her passion for journalism started when she was 16 years old. Before joining Community Impact Newspaper, she reported on education for the Victoria Advocate, a rural South Texas daily newspaper.