Sunday, December 4, 2022

NFL trio most qualified

The town of Flower Mound requires a Mayor who performs as a CEO capable of handling the financial and other complexities of a city with a $90 million budget.   As a Texas A&M accounting graduate with 20+ years of corporate CPA and MBA experience myself, I recognize the issues involved in leading a city with such a large budget in a challenging economic environment.

Melissa Northern has the financial background, the vision, skills, and leadership experience of a CEO that are critical to Flower Mound at this time. Melissa has implemented multi million dollar cost savings programs and projects at General Electric and Bank One, both Fortune 100 companies. In addition, she was elected treasurer of the Flower Mound Community Development Corporation Board and she is on Wellington HOA’s Finance Board and Oil and Gas Committee. She founded and is Executive Director of the Flower Mound Homeowners Association Coalition, an organization devoted to supporting HOA community leaders. She has already argued at the state level that state laws not be changed in a way that would nullify Flower Mound’s oil and gas ordinances.   She has shown through her involvement in our community that she will represent the whole community rather than any special interest group. 
Two candidates for town council, Steve Lyda and Al Filidoro, share Melissa’s vision for the future of Flower Mound.  Steve Lyda, an engineer,  believes the town must follow a conservative approach to the budget and that we must be vigilant about town expenses.   He is adamant that we continue Smart Growth and the Master Plan for Flower Mound that will maintain our town’s excellent way of life.  He also serves the town as the elected chair of Flower Mound’s Transportation Commission. 
Al Filidoro has already demonstrated his expertise since he has been a council member since 2007.  He is uniquely qualified because of his previous financial leadership positions in both the private sector and government.  Al was Director of Finance of the Ohio Lottery Commission, a $1.5 billion state agency.  He has over 10 years of state, local, and school auditing and financial analysis.  He is a practicing local attorney licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.  He serves on Flower Mound’s Planning and Zoning Commission where he was elected chairman by his peers. 
It is clear that these candidates are by far the most qualified to lead Flower Mound into the future.  I urge your support for the NFL (Northern, Filidoro, and Lyda).
Betty Danhaus
Flower Mound, TX

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