Laile Neal has announced his candidacy for Flower Mound Town Council.
Neal is serving as the vice chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission and will be running in Place 1, which is occupied by outgoing Councilman Jason Webb.
Neal has a nine-year history of board and commission service, starting with the Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment and Oil and Gas Board of Appeals, where he served as chairman.
“The Board of Adjustment is fundamentally about ensuring our town’s codes and regulations are applied fairly for all residents, and I gained a skill set on that board, which I hope to continue using on council,” Neal said in a press release.
Neal stated that he is an advocate for supporting the Master Plan and SmartGrowth as well as continuing a heritage of outstanding support for our police and fire departments.
“I’m a big proponent of objective based goals with measurable, clear outcomes,” he said. “What specifically can we do to help our service providers like the fire and police departments meet their goals going forward?”
Neal also stated that if elected he plans to work with the council and the economic development team to actively guide how Flower Mound diversifies its tax base.
“I would love to see Flower Mound become recognized as a destination for high quality medical services,” he said. “These types of businesses provide great jobs, great revenue for our town and the medical services industry is a growing area we can really take advantage of.”
Neal is a 13-year resident of Flower Mound. He’s a graduate of Oklahoma State University and is employed as simulator instructor for a large corporate aircraft manufacturer.
He and his wife Linsi have been married for 14 years and have three girls, Bryanna, Meghan and Adelyn.
Election Day will be May 4.