At the April 21 City Council meeting, Mayor Laura Hill spoke about plans to form a business leaders task force to support Southake’s business and economic recovery following the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

“We want to get Southlake back on its feet, and we want to do it responsibly and safely,” said Mayor Laura Hill.

In mid-April, Mayor Hill asked Mayor Pro Tem Shawn McCaskill and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem John Huffman to start work on Southlake’s economic recovery. The task force will be a critical part of those efforts.,

“We are looking forward to working with our board and commission members,” said Mayor Pro Tem Shawn McCaskill. “This is an all hands on deck situation.”

“Southlake has the best and the brightest minds,” said Deputy Mayor Pro-Tem John Huffman. “We are tapping into a deep talent pool and are confident we will get some fantastic recovery ideas."

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said during his April 21 press conference that he is ready to update Texas’s stay at home order, currently in place until April 30. Previously, the Governor announced the opening of state parks with social distancing restrictions, curbside pickup at retail stores starting Friday, April 24, and the suspension of in-person learning at all Texas schools.

For the latest COVID-19 related updates and links to county, state, and federal sites, visit  For a list of City E-Services, restaurants, grocery stores, and other essential businesses that are helping Southlake get through the stay at home order, visit Be sure to follow Mayor Hill’s Facebook page and the City’s social media for the latest City news and to stay connected with us and each other.

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