In a Facebook post announcing his decision, Dixon said he was leaving the position to focus on “other projects” and spend more time with his wife and two daughters, who are both graduating from college in May.
“If 2020 has had a silver lining for many of us, it is that we’ve been able to spend more time as a family, something I’ve not been able to do as much as I’d like,” Dixon said in the statement.
The next mayor will preside over a town government that faces several challenges, Dixon said. Managing growth on the town’s western and southern borders, investing in town infrastructure and maintaining a strong economy are among these issues, Dixon said.
Dixon also said the next mayor would need to work to attract high-paying employers to the town while facilitating efficient and respectful town council meetings.
“Without a doubt, we need a mayoral candidate up to the challenge of providing sound guidance and reasoning to the Council,” Dixon wrote. “One with a broad perspective that will consider all stakeholders in each decision and work to see measures passed that make sense for the entire community.”
Dixon has served with the town since 2004.
The filing period closes Feb. 12 for the mayor seat and the Place 4 seat on Flower Mound Town Council.
See the list of candidates who have filed for each race below. The list will be updated regularly through the deadline.