There are numerous candidates running for local offices in the May 5th election. In Flower Mound and Highland Village alone there are 18 people (nine in each) that have tossed their hats into the ring for positions on their respective Councils. Today’s interview provides FM voters with some perspective on Planning and Zoning Commissioner Al Picardi who is running for Place 2 on the FM Council. His opponent, Sandeep Sharma, was interviewed last week. Mr. Picardi has been a resident of our town for 25 years, most of which have been dedicated to community service.
Al served on the Flower Mound Library Board as well as on the Friends of the Flower Mound Library, where he still installs commemorative bricks and stones for them. He is a former president of the Summit Club, the oldest men’s organization in town, and currently serving as its secretary. In addition, Al is chairman of the Mound Foundation, an organization committed to preserving the original character of The Flower Mound and sponsors works of related historic, scientific, and educational interest.
There’s much more to learn about him by watching the video interview in which he talks about his reasons for running, how he feels about the town’s residential and commercial growth, and what his vision is for Flower Mound’s future. Al doesn’t have a campaign website, but more info can be learned from his Facebook page.
Bob Weir is a former NYPD officer, long-time Flower Mound resident and former local newspaper editor.