Job descriptionPresiding officer of the City Council, the city’s governing body. Term is three years.
DutiesRepresents city at official functions
Enacts city laws and ordinances
Determines city policies
Adopts city budget
Appoints city manager to administer city government
Annual salaryUnpaid; reimbursed for official city expenses.
MeetingsCouncil meetings twice monthly; special meetings called as needed.

Who’s Running?

Alicia L FleuryWebsite: https://www.vote4fleury.com/
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/vote4fleury/
Email: info@vote4fleury.com
Phone: 817-797-3229
Eric JensenWebsite: https://jensen4trophyclub.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ericjensen4tc
Email: ericj.cpc@gmail.com
Phone: 214-908-1089

Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Alicia L Fleury
While completing my double Masters degrees in Management and Operations, I was selected to help start-up an airline that later became part of the 3rd largest airline in the world. I co-founded a successful ad agency with prestigious firms and large corporations as clients. I've owned and operated an award-winning, top-producing franchise, while maintaining my career as an Airline Pilot and raising my two children, along with volunteering in my community. These experiences have taught me to be an effective and efficient decision maker; to work well under pressure; to manage staff; to be familiar with high-dollar budgets; and to be a strong leader. Piloting a jetliner across the world, responsible for hundreds of lives, calls for a calm cool head, clear direct communication, teamwork, confidence, leadership and the ability to understand vast amounts of technical information. However, I believe my long history of community service is extremely valuable.
Eric Jensen
I am the President and minority owner of Control Products Corporation. My company designs, manufactures and installs aircraft lighting products and simulators for the U.S. military and friendly countries around the world. Every day decisions must be made, new ideas must be explored and team work is vital to remain a leader in our industry. Small business cannot survive on the "status-quo". I have challenges every day: customer demands, supplier issues, staffing, budget, etc. I believe the most important asset to my company is my employees and I do my best to make sure they know it. Running a business gives me a different perspective than my opponent. I don't have an "easy button".
I was elected twice for Trophy Club Council Place 2. I spent my last year on council as the Mayor Pro-Tem. Before being on council, I served on the Economic Development Corporation and the Denton County Transportation Authority.
My father is the Mayor of Grand Prairie. I've learned a lot from seeing how he communicates and works with his council and staff. I'm prepared to work for Trophy Club.
2. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FEW PRIORITIES IF ELECTED?
Alicia L Fleury
Our long-term infrastructure plan needs to be proactively examined to ensure water, drainage, roads and park facilities are maintained and updated. I would work with the MUD, with direction from an industry expert, in order to determine short and long term plans, options and impacts of dissolution, absorption or other solutions. Trophy Club is almost built-out, so I believe a focus should be on long-term financial responsibility, utilizing our current tax base to maintain desired services. My goal has been, and would be to have Town Council, Boards and Commissions comprised of independent voices who put the wants and needs of constituents, first. I would continue my strong, positive and productive relationships with our residents, school community, neighboring cities, regional partners, local businesses and nonprofit organizations in order to benefit our Town, its families and beyond.
Eric Jensen
I have a list of ideas to bring before council but my top 3 priorities are:
#1 working with council and staff to come up with a plan on how to use Hotel Occupancy Tax or eliminate it
#2 make sure we are meeting the needs of our Police/Fire departments in regards to staffing, equipment and pay
#3 develop a plan to increase the homestead exemption by focusing on increasing sales tax revenue development and not increasing expenses with wants over needs.
3. THE CURRENT PANDEMIC IS AFFECTING CITY BUDGETS AND SERVICES AND IS AFFECTING THE LIVES OF CITY RESIDENTS. HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS THESE ISSUES?
Alicia L Fleury
The Town’s main focus has been following the Executive Orders, supporting our residents, schools and local businesses, while maintaining Town facilities and services. Personally, I have been addressing this issue by creating and supporting initiatives to help our local businesses and families in need. This includes encouraging our residents and our neighbors to shop and dine, locally. As Mayor, I would work with Council, Boards and Town Staff to streamline the budget, as necessary.
Eric Jensen
City budgets are much different than small business. Cities know how much property tax revenue will be received for a fiscal year. Revenue from sales tax and building permits can fluctuate, but cities don't have the same concerns that I do. Our town has been fortunate, sales tax revenue has been good in part to online orders.
I treat city government as a small business. Manage expenses, increase revenue, take care of my customers.
4. WHAT RESPONSIBILITY DO YOU FEEL THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL HAVE TO ADDRESS THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING?
Alicia L Fleury
Trophy Club is almost all built-out with very few remaining residentially zoned lots, therefore, this is not an issue for our Town.
Eric Jensen
In Trophy Club, none. We have a responsibility of maintaining a town the citizens are proud of.
5. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE ROLE OF CITY GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE IN SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES?
Alicia L Fleury
Aside from recognizing and promoting local businesses, our Town has offered incentives for new businesses and is exploring ways to attract additional revenue, including utilizing Hotel Occupancy Tax dollars.
Eric Jensen
As a minority owner and President of a small business, I have never asked my city government for a hand out. It's my business and my responsibility.
We do have an Economic Development Corporation. The EDC was voted on and approved by citizens. The revenue they receive from sales tax has been used to assist the development of new business in town which then brings in more sales tax.
6. HOW SHOULD THE CITY COUNCIL ADDRESS ISSUES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY, PARTICULARLY REGARDING FUNDING?
Alicia L Fleury
While I believe our Police Department should have a strong relationship and partnership with our community, I do not believe in “defunding the police”. The average is 2 Police Officers per 1000 residents...we have only 20 out of the recommended 28. With the completion of PD-30/Trophy Club Town Center, the increased tax revenue should fund an additional 4 Police Officers and 2 Firefighters, of which I would support.
Eric Jensen
I'm a strong believer in "community policing" and having a police staff that loves their job, loves the people and works together with citizens for the betterment of the community. By making sure our officers are paid on par with neighboring cities, we can reduce training cost, increase moral and create long term relationships between our officers and citizens.
7. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Alicia L Fleury
With over three decades of applicable experience, plus serving on Town Council, I know what it takes to collaboratively find solutions, navigate complicated issues and get things done. However, there is much more to being a great mayor. A great mayor inspires, motivates and listens to everyone, not just friends and business partners. A great mayor is actively involved in their community, year round, not just during election season. Great mayors are fearless, passionate, trustworthy, ethical and compassionate. If elected, I will strive to be a great mayor.
Eric Jensen
I'm very proud of my town during this pandemic and I'm happy to see kids back in school, little league games and overall friendliness towards one another. I have a vision for Trophy Club: "The Big Event", Mayor's Teen Council, increase our homestead exemption, remove council liaisons from town appointed boards, an annual kids fishing event, concerts in the park, a farmer's market, an annual Arts and Crafts fair, add sidewalks where needed and a mailed Town of Trophy Club newsletter.
I'm prepared to work for Trophy Club, let's work together.