Friday, June 18, 2021

2021 Candidate Forums to be Held Virtually

The Community Engagement Committee (CEC) is hosting the virtual SPIN Town Hall Candidate Forums for the public to hear from candidates for Southlake mayor, City Council and the Carroll ISD Board of Trustees.  

SPIN is a non-political program dedicated to facilitating citizen engagement and communication between residents and the City. The CEC is a group of citizen volunteers who oversee and facilitate SPIN events. This hosted session is intended to provide an opportunity to familiarize residents with each of the City Council candidates and their platforms. 

The virtual SPIN Town Hall Forum for mayor and City Council candidates takes place on Wednesday, April 7, from 6 – 8 p.m. The virtual forum for Carroll ISD Board of Trustees candidates takes place on Monday, April 12, from 6 – 8 p.m.   

Forums will be broadcast on the City’s cable channel (Frontier channel 34 and Spectrum digital channel 190) and online via Video on Demand. A recording of the forums will be made available within 48 hours of the end of the program.  

 The candidate forums are a public opportunity to familiarize residents with each of the candidates:  

Mayoral and City Council Candidates  


  • John Huffman  
  • Debra Edmondson  

Place 2  

  • Sabreena Hakemy  
  • Randy Robbins  

Place 5  

  • Elisha Rurka  
  • Amy Torres-Lepp  


Carroll ISD Board of Trustees Candidates  

Place 4  

  • Lynda Warner  
  • Cameron “Cam” Bryan  

Place 5  

  • Hannah Smith  
  • Ed Hernandez  



Both forums will use a virtual format. Questions for the candidates should be submitted using the links below:  

Submit a question for City Council candidates.  

Submit a question for Carroll ISD School Board candidates.  

All questions must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. March 26  no questions will be accepted after this date or during the forum. Similar questions may be consolidated or edited for clarity by the CEC.  

Make sure you’re ready for either early voting, starting April 19 or election day, May 1. For more information about the election, visit 

Expanding Mobility SPIN Town Hall Forum

Do you have questions about the traffic in Southlake? Do you want to know what the City and its state and regional partners are doing to address this important issue? If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then mark your calendars and plan to attend the:

Expanding Mobility SPIN Town Hall Forum
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
6:00-7:00 pm, Open House in Town Hall Lobby
7:00 – 8:30 pm, Panel Discussion in Council Chambers

Come join the City of Southlake, as well as representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Tarrant County and from the Texas state legislature, as we engage the community in a panel discussion about mobility issues in and around Southlake.

In order to make this forum meet the goal of engaging the community, the City of Southlake invites you to participate by submitting any questions or concerns you may have regarding traffic and mobility to There will also be time at the end of the panel discussion for any questions you may have or to express any concerns about topics not covered.

traffic jamThe Mobility Forum will also provide opportunities for the City of Southlake and our partners to showcase how the City has addressed (or will address) traffic and mobility issues you’ve identified in the 2013 Citizen Survey. Before the panel discussion begins in fact, we invite you to an Open House in the Town Hall lobby (6:00 – 7:00pm) to enjoy project displays that highlight some current and upcoming mobility projects. City and state experts will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the displays or the projects presented.

Traffic and mobility topped the list as the number one issue among Southlake residents in 2013 and through the comments and feedback provided, we gained better insight into how you, the citizens felt about the traffic in Southlake and the surrounding areas. In the year since the survey, the City has implemented (or will soon start) several projects that address some of the major themes present in the survey, such as that the heavy traffic on Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709), the need to widen some of the major roads in the City (White Chapel Boulevard and Randol Mill Avenue), and addressing the various intersection issues at Davis Boulevard and Southlake Boulevard. The City’s plan for addressing these concerns may be found in the Public Works “Active City Construction Project” pages of the City of Southlake website.

In the meantime, plan to attend this opportunity to engage traffic and mobility experts and please join us on December 9, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:30pm for the Expanding Mobility Town Hall Forum!