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.
Best Community SPARK: Laura Hill
Now in her second go-round as a city council member, Laura Hill has worked tirelessly for our community for years. Six years ago, she and several other leaders founded Students and Parents Against Risks to Our Kids (SPARK), with the goal of fostering conversations amongst teens and adults about difficult issues. The organization has no doubt helped countless Southlake families.
Best New Leader: City Council member Randy Williamson
The freshest face on Southlake City Council just knew he’d found the place to call home when his family moved here seven years ago. They’d lived all over the county, but when Randy and his brood settled into Southlake, they knew they’d stay here for good. The husband, father to four and rabid Rangers fan has put in years volunteering for our city and community and was elected to city council this past spring.
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