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.
City contact information
Contact Town Secretary
townsecretary@flower-mound.com
972-874-6070
Cheryl MooreWebsite: moore4mayor.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Moore4mayor/
Twitter: Cmoore@cherylmoore00
Email: cherylmoore@hotmail.com
Phone: 469-744-4461
Stephanie BellWebsite: https://steffieb.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteffieBforFloMo
YouTube:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephaniebformayor
Email: steffiebfortx@gmail.com
Jehangir "JR" RajaWebsite: https://jehangirraja.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MayorofFlowerMound
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JehangirFor
Email: jraja018@gmail.com
Derek FranceWebsite: https://derekfrance.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DerekForMayor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/derekfrance20
Email: derek@derekfrance.com
Itamar Gelbman
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gelbmanfortexas
Email: gelbman4fm@gmail.com

Recent News Articles

Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Cheryl Moore
I bring a diverse background to the position including my experience in business management for a local company. There I performed marketing, drove its business development, led its medical accreditation to improve the organizational policies and procedures, while improving revenues. I also have experience as a Regional Director of Operations for a healthcare management company in which I performed financial and human resource management and partnered with client medical facility administrators. I bring a background of clinical research and education, which enable me to explain issues to those not knowing, which in turn can bring unity, collaboration, understanding and ultimately change. I volunteered as HOA president where I became involved in making a difference in my community through managing financial needs, driving a new partnership with a new management company while avoiding any financial setbacks. In summary I like to make a difference, roll up my sleeves and work with others, and find creative ways to get people involved.
Stephanie Bell
Jehangir Raja (JR)
Derek France
Itamar Gelbman
Itamar Gelbman
2. WHAT ARE THE CURRENT NEEDS OF YOUR DISTRICT/AREA AND WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR ADDRESSING THEM?
Cheryl Moore
1) Preservation of our open spaces and trees: I will push to minimize amendments to the master plan that threaten the vision of our country landscape. 2) Furst Ranch: The council is evaluating community expansion in west FM. This growth requires significant amendments to the master plan, which will impact traffic, and affect the bordering towns. This growth needs to benefit Flower Mound residents, not the developers. Cooperation with the other bordering municipalities needs to happen due to the implications it has on them as well. I believe that ballot approval needs to come from the community and not just a decision made by the council. I will push for significant outreach to improve community awareness of this proposition and to maximize residents’ input and I will support preservation of the master plan. 3) See local businesses thrive -- Many businesses have struggled or closed, especially during the pandemic. I want to focus on the small business community to maximize their recovery and improve our economic growth and vibrancy through them. I will work collaboratively with the Chamber of Commerce to facilitate partnerships that promote small business ventures. I will support incentives for Flower Mound’s small businesses. I would like to see more interest in people coming to Flower Mound for events that stimulate business sales and interest in our community. I would support and promote incentives for residents to use local businesses to stimulate sales and keep our money in our own town. At events, I will promote and support the local business community and foster a spirit of partnerships between the residents and Flower Mound’s small businesses. I will showcase small businesses at town meetings. 4) Representation of residents- I feel that our current council is representative of the general residents’ interests and I will be their liaison.
Stephanie Bell
Jehangir Raja (JR)
Derek France
3. THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS AFFECTED THE CITY’S BUDGET AND SERVICES, AS WELL AS THE LIVES OF RESIDENTS. HOW WOULD YOU GRADE YOUR CITY’S RESPONSE AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENTLY?
Cheryl Moore
I feel the Town served the residents well during a situation that was both unexpected and unprecedented. I do feel that the Chamber of Commerce did an exceptional job at outreach to the business community and assisting them with economic assistance programs. I would have liked to have seen more vigilance in business outreach to the community and I would foster that, as residents will pay it forward when businesses come forward to assist others. I feel that Mayor Dixon and the council did well in communicating the issues to the Town. I would like to have seen the town meetings incorporate assistance and I would be more visible in the general resident sector to foster community outreach.
I feel that the town did well to communicate the availability of vaccines and transportation for those in need of transportation through DCTA and SPAN to get vaccines and I would not change that.
Stephanie Bell
Jehangir Raja (JR)
Derek France
Itamar Gelbman
4. HOW SHOULD THE CITY ADDRESS THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING? WHAT ROLE SHOULD CITY GOVERNMENT PLAY IN RESPONDING TO PANDEMIC-RELATED EVICTIONS?
Cheryl Moore
The Town of Flower Mound receives a grant that is used to provide lower income living conditions/housing and for expanding economic opportunities for low to middle income households. Therefore, I feel that we need to revitalize these lower income communities to refresh the vitality or the neighborhood rather than building newer housing. Making these neighborhoods rich with appeal will showcase our community rather than detract and will allow a much richer environment for lower income residents. We also want to ensure that there is sufficient transportation for residents in lower income areas for them to be able to play an active role in their community and workplace. This is an important issue and I see this frequently through my work with lower income and the elderly population in having to do home evaluations to ensure safe return home and with planning return home after medical issues in which patient's cannot care for themselves.
Relative to pandemic related evictions, the town should continue with outreach programs such as partnering with the United Way of Denton County for assistance for homeless situations. Additionally, Co-op living is gaining more popularity in other cities and allows an individual to live in a home or apartment and a reduced living cost in return for helping with operational tasks of their dwelling.
Stephanie Bell
Jehangir Raja (JR)
Derek France
Itamar Gelbman
5. HOW TO BEST ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY IS AN IMPORTANT TOPIC. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BALANCING THE FUNDING AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF BOTH POLICE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES?
Cheryl Moore
The police are a vital part of the community and are needed. It would be a great disservice to defund the police. I am opposed to de-funding the police. I feel that the TIRZ communities are one example of how the police funding becomes mismanaged. In this situation, a community that is funded by a TIRZ pays for their own community improvements, but the town does not receive the money from this, yet the town must provide public safety measures from the police and fire department that comes out of the town funds. I would encourage fewer situations of TIRZ communities.
Another issue is the social changes and perspectives of our safety in the country. This forces us to evaluate how to adapt to these changes without compromising safety, while also supporting our police officers. Community policing is an emerging trend throughout the U.S., and it may need to be evaluated in our community. This does not eliminate the police; it creates a more solid foundation between the police and the community. When I was HOA President, I always invited the police into our neighborhood for events to create that bond with the neighbors. Community policing takes it further, where police are helping to train neighborhoods on safety. They act as the guide to strengthening our neighborhoods.
Stephanie Bell
Jehangir Raja (JR)
Derek France
Itamar Gelbman
6. IN THE LAST TERM, WHAT DO YOU THINK WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT VOTE? WHY? HOW DID OR WOULD YOU HAVE VOTED ON THE ISSUE AND WHY?
Cheryl Moore
The zoning of Lakeside Village was an important vote in the last term. It was an area of development in the south side of Flower Mound. This area was outlined in the master plan as a mixed use residential/business district. I agree with the development of this community/business district as it was planned in the master plan and it is an excellent area with access to and from DFW Airport, Southlake, and Grapevine areas.
Stephanie Bell
Jehangir Raja (JR)
Derek France
Itamar Gelbman
7. DO YOU THINK IT IS EVER APPROPRIATE FOR STATE LAWS TO OVERRIDE LOCAL CONTROL OF ISSUES THAT AFFECT THE CITY? IF SO, PLEASE PROVIDE AN EXAMPLE.
Cheryl Moore
In a limited capacity. I think it is important to have some ongoing communication from the state, as we are part of it. However, I do believe that most control should be at the local level. If there is a compelling public interest brought forward by the state, agreed by the Town Council, then I feel it is more important to have state laws override local controls.
Stephanie Bell
Jehangir Raja (JR)
Derek France
Itamar Gelbman
8. THE RECENT “BIG FREEZE” CAUSED MANY RESIDENTS TO GO WITHOUT POWER OR WATER FOR HOURS OR EVEN DAYS. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE CITY’S RESPONSE? HOW WOULD YOU WORK TO IMPROVE ELECTRIC/GAS/WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SO THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN?
Cheryl Moore
This was also an unprecedented event for the town and the facts of the “big freeze” are still being unwound. I do feel there needs to be further investigation of the failures of those critical services, and build and execute action plans, in partnership with our primary providers, to ensure this does not ever happen again. This may include recommendations for backup services when needed.
Stephanie Bell
Jehangir Raja (JR)
Derek France
Itamar Gelbman
9. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Cheryl Moore
I am a “servant leader.” I like to be part of the team, and work alongside others in making a difference. I like to roll up my sleeves. I have shown that throughout my time as HOA President, and how I am in working with patients. I look forward to working with the Town Council, and Town Manager, and most importantly the Town Residents. I would love to earn their vote for Mayor of the Town of Flower Mound.
Stephanie Bell
Jehangir Raja (JR)
Derek France
Itamar Gelbman