Carol Borges, Southlake’s City Secretary, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, after battling an aggressive form of cancer.
“Carol had a heart of gold and the kindest manner,” said Mayor Laura Hill. “She worked tirelessly to make sure the Council and I always had everything we needed. Every resident who came in contact with her was touched by her care and concern. I am a better Mayor because of Carol and the feeling of loss is just tremendous for everyone who knew her.”
Carol had been with the City since 2016 when she was hired as the Deputy City Secretary. In 2017, she was named City Secretary. She, along with City Secretary’s Office team, managed the day-to-day operations of the City Secretary’s Office, the City Council meeting agendas, the City Council’s and Mayor’s official schedules, as well as Southlake’s municipal elections.
“To know Carol Borges was to know someone who knew how to have fun. She took her work seriously and worked hard, but Carol’s ready smile and hearty laugh are what I will always remember,” said City Manager Shana Yelverton. “Whatever difficulties Carol encountered in life and at work were managed beautifully. She always aimed to please, and her desire to do the right thing and make any situation that much better is part of her legacy.”
Carol started her municipal career in the City of Wentworth Village in 2009. She also served in several leadership positions for the North Texas Municipal Clerks Association, including as its president. Carol also served in elected office in the Trophy Club Municipal Utility District starting in 1996. Before leaving in 2009, she acted as its Director, President, and Chairman. Before starting her career in local government work, Carol worked in information technology.
“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Carol’s family, and friends,” added Yelverton. “Her work family will also miss her deeply, She was a joy to work with, and we were lucky to have her on our team.”