The town of Flower Mound announced on its website May 18 that it will be accepting applications for the vacant town council Place 1 seat.

The announcement comes following the resignation of Place 1 Town Council Member Jim Pierson on May 12. Pierson announced his departure via email, but a reason was not given for his departure.

Any citizen appointed to the position would serve out the remainder of the term, which will be up for election again May 7, 2022.

The application period runs from May 18-24. Applications must be submitted via online form before 6 p.m. on May 24. Applications will be compiled and presented to the mayor and council.

Applicants must be:

  • A qualified voter in the town

  • 21 years old or older

  • A resident of the town for at least one year

  • Not employed by the town of Flower Mound

  • Not hold any other public office except for that of a notary public or a member of the National Guard, military reserve, or Coast Guard reserve

Interviews will be at the discretion of the council. Applicant interviews will take place on May 25 and June 2, and an official appointment could be made on either of those dates. These dates are subject to change.

The criteria and process selected were discussed before the public as part of the May 17 regular meeting of the town council

The council was presented with three options for filling the vacancy: appointing any individual without an application process, appointing an individual following an application and interview process, and filling the position with a special election. The final option to hold a special election would have cost the city $20,000.

For questions or more information, visit the town’s website, contact the Town Secretary at 972-874-6070 or email [email protected]