May 8, 2024

Mayor and Councilmembers Seated

A new chapter is unfolding for the Southlake City Council

A new chapter is unfolding for the Southlake City Council. With the elevation of Mayor Pro Tem Shawn McCaskill to the position of Mayor, the return of Councilmember Randy Robbins, serving his second term in Place 2, and the introduction of new Councilmember Frances Scharli in Place 3.

Shawn McCaskill is stepping into the role of Mayor, succeeding John Huffman. Mayor McCaskill has dedicated numerous years to both Council service and community involvement. Since 2015, he has held the leadership positions of Mayor Pro Tem and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem during his service as a member of the City Council. Mayor McCaskill has also served on numerous boards and committees both as a member of the Council and before his service, including the Southlake Parks Development Corporation, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, Youth Sports Association Task Force, Audit Committee, Bob Jones Nature Center Board of Directors, Corridor Planning Committee, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force, Planning and Zoning Commission, Southlake 2030 Committee, and the Zoning Board of Adjustment. In addition, he is an active community volunteer and leader, as well as an attorney and shareholder at Godwin Bowman PC law firm in Dallas.

Mayor McCaskill being sworn in as Mayor.

Randy Robbins is entering his second term serving as Place 2, where he has served since 2021. He has also served on the Corridor Planning Committee during his time on Council and, before that, on the Community Engagement Committee from 2014 – 2017. Professionally, he is the Founding Partner and President of Valiant Anesthesia Associates, President of Vertex Medical Solutions, CEO and Founder of Heritage Medical Consultants, Medical Director at Centennial Surgery Center, and the President-Elect of Medical Staff at Methodist Southlake. He also serves on several medically-related committees and councils in the DFW area.

Councilmember Randy Robbins takes the Oath of Office.

Frances Scharli is filling the Place 3 seat. Her record of service to the City includes time spent as Chair of the Southlake Parks and Recreation Board, Secretary of the Southlake Parks and Development Corporation, representative of the 2035 Corridor Planning Committee, member of the Joint Utilization Committee as a City Council member from 2006-2013. Scharli is also a Southlake Citizen Academy graduate, a Southlake Executive Forum member, a White’s Chapel Methodist Church Finance Committee and Administrative Board Member, a Carroll Independent School District Volunteer, and a Girl Scout Brownie Leader.

Image of Frances Scharli taking the Oath of Office.

These elected officials will join Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Talley Place 1, Councilmember Ronell Smith Place 4, Councilmember Amy Torres-Lepp Place 5, and Mayor Pro Tem Randy Williamson Place 6 in leading the community and steering the City’s policy direction.

Image of people attending the Stars and Stripes Event
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