Councilmember-elects Kathy Talley and Randy Williamson are scheduled to take the oath of office as City of Southlake councilmembers during the November 17 City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m.
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Talley will serve as the councilmember for Place 1. She has lived in Southlake for 24 years and has been an active part of philanthropy and volunteer organizations. Her volunteer service includes Art in the Square, Southlake Women’s Club, National Charity League, Carroll Education Foundation and Metroport Meals on Wheels. She previously worked in education.
Williamson will serve as the councilmember for Place 6 and has lived in Southlake since 2005. He previously served on the Southlake City Council from 2013-2019 and served as mayor pro tem for four years. During his time on Council, he served on the Southlake Parks Development Corporation, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board of Directors and the SH 114 Corridor Committee.
Outgoing City Councilmembers Dr. Shahid Shafi and Chris Archer will also be recognized for their service to the Southlake community. Shafi reached his term limit and Archer did not seek re-election.
Shafi was elected as the Place 1 councilmember in 2014. During his time on the Council, he served on the Metroport Teen Court Committee, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Committee and the Southlake Parks Development Corporation. He has been a Southlake resident since 2004.
Archer was elected as the Place 6 councilmember in 2017 and previously served on the Bob Jones Center Board. He is also active with the Southlake Chamber of Commerce, Carroll ISD Board of Trustees and the Carroll Education Foundation. He has lived in Southlake since 1998.
Christopher Archer will be the newest member of the City Council following the recent election to fill the Place 6 seat.
Mr. Archer received 61 percent of the votes cast in the special election.
“I have to give a huge Thank You to my incredible wife, Stacey, and my whole family. I could not have done it without all of you,” Archer said on his Facebook page.
The 53-year old business owner resigned his post as Carroll ISD School Board President on September 11 and will take the Oath of Office for the City Council on September 19. A reception to honor Archer will also take place during the work session of the September 19 meeting. The term ends in May of 2020. The Place 6 seat was vacated by Gary Fawks who stepped down in May.
Mr. Archer has resided in Southlake since 1998 and currently lives in the Timarron subdivision with his wife, Stacey. Between them, they have five children, two graduates from Carroll and three current Dragons.