Sunday, April 21, 2024

Flower Mound swears in new mayor, council member

Derek France is sworn in. (Photo courtesy of the town of Flower Mound).

The Flower Mound Town Council on Tuesday night swore in its newly-elected mayor and newly-appointed council member.

Derek France defeated Itamar Gelbman in the mayoral runoff election on June 5. He will serve a three-year term, ending in May 2024.

On June 10, after interviewing seven applicants, the council appointed Adam Schiestel to fill the remainder of the Place 1 term, which expires in May 2022. The seat was left vacant when Jim Pierson resigned unexpectedly last month. He was later arrested on felony charges of sex crimes against a child.

Adam Schiestel is sworn in. (Photo courtesy of the town of Flower Mound).

The town hosted a reception at Tuesday’s meeting to welcome the new faces to council and to recognize France, Schiestel, outgoing mayor Steve Dixon and recently reelected Councilman Jim Engel.




Photo courtesy of the town of Flower Mound

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

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