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Highland Village recognizes outgoing Council members

John McGee, Highland Village City Manager Michael Leavitt and Michelle Schwolert.

Highland Village recently recognized its two outgoing City Council members for their service to the city.

Presentations were made to Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Schwolert and council member John McGee at Monday night’s City Council meeting.

“John and Michelle have both worked hard for the betterment of our community and their insight and dedication is going to be greatly missed,” said Mayor Charlotte Wilcox.

Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Schwolert has served on City Council since 2012 and decided not to seek re-election to focus on her family and career, according to a city news release. She also served on the Planning and Zoning Commission from 2007-2012, on the Highland Village Community Development Corporation, as Council Liaison for the Public Art Advisory Board and  on the Highland Village Police Officer Interview Board. She had also worked as an administrative assistant in the city’s finance department from 1999-2001. Schwolert recently received a bachelor’s degree in public relations and is now a teacher at Marcus High School.

Council member John McGee has served on City Council since 2010 and has reached his term limit. Before his time on council, he served on the Board of Ethics, the Zoning Board of Adjustment and on the 2008-2009 Charter Review Committee. He has also served on the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee since 2010, according to the city of Highland Village. An Army veteran himself, McGee is now focusing his efforts to serve veterans in the community through the Military Veteran Peer Network, serving as a mentor to veterans involved in Denton County’s Veterans Treatment Court Program and working to rehab what is now the Chris Kyle Veterans Center at the Victory Therapy Center.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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