Bryan Webb announced his candidacy for Place 2 on Flower Mound’s Town Council this May at a reception Wednesday night at Cristina’s Mexican Restaurant on FM 1171.
Al Filidoro sits on Place 2 and has not yet officially announced whether he will run again.
Webb, who ran unsuccessfully against Steve Lyda for Place 4 in 2010, said that he will be focusing his campaign on two primary issues: economic development and transparency and openness in government.
“We live in a wonderful community and enjoy an exceptional quality of life in Flower Mound, but we can do better!” said Webb. “Quality economic development coupled with transparency in government is essential to Flower Mound’s continued prosperity.”
He said too much time is spent asking old questions such as “Is it hard to do business in Flower Mound?” Instead he suggests we should be asking, “What can we do differently to encourage quality development?” “What have other towns, like Southlake, done in this same circumstance?”
“We are trying to address the issues of today and tomorrow by using tools and methods developed decades ago. We need to adapt those tools to be effective in today’s market place.”
Webb brings over 15 years of civic experience – serving and chairing boards and commissions in Flower Mound and Lewisville.
He is a 21-year employee of Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation where he manages the Credit Risk Management Department. The department has responsibility for a $27 billion portfolio of Consumer Loans and Leases, he said.
Bryan and his family moved to west Flower Mound in 2005 on High Rd. His wife, Heather, is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at Texas Woman’s University. They have two daughters that graduated from Flower Mound High School.
Webb is a member of the Flower Mound Rotary Club and a Vice President of the Flower Mound Summit Club.
“My father instilled in his children the importance of giving back. He then left it to each of us to figure out how to do that. I have found my passion in local government.
“I will bring an openness to the town council that is currently lacking. It’s important that the council function as an inclusive team, communicating openly and respectfully, despite differences of opinion. Today that is not the case. Decisions are made without the input of the entire council. There is a troika on council who maintain total control of the agenda. They are more concerned with holding and maintaining power than the best interests of citizens of Flower Mound. That must change if Flower Mound is to continue to thrive and maintain the quality of life that we all enjoy today.”