Derek, originally from Mesa, Arizona, has been a full-time resident of Flower Mound, Texas, for 11 years. He has been married for 24 years to his wife, Amanda, and they have three adult children.
Derek has dedicated his life to government service, starting as a police officer in Arizona for nearly seven years. He then spent 14 years in the defense sector, working abroad for much of that time. In 2017, he and his wife founded Cross Timbers Consulting Group, where he currently serves as President and CEO.
In June 2021, Derek was elected to a three-year term as Mayor of the Town of Flower Mound. In addition to his duties with the Town, Derek dedicates his time to the community through philanthropy and volunteering, serving on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Denton County, as an Orion District Committee Member of the Boy Scouts of America, and as a member of Cross Timbers Rotary Club.
Buy Ducks, Win Prizes!
As you most likely already know, I am a member of the Cross Timbers Rotary Club. Once again, we are hosting the Rhythms at the Riverwalk in Flower Mound on September 17th from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Our 5th annual event includes food trucks, music, vendor booths and activities for the kids. At 12:30pm, we will race 30,000 ducks. First lucky duck wins a $2,500 VISA gift card with more prizes through tenth place.
In 2022, our Rotary provided grants to Adaptive Training Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, CASA of Denton County, Children's Advocacy Center, Cloud 9 Charities, Communities in Schools of North Texas, Crazy Cool Family, Cross Timbers YMCA, Cumberland Youth & Family Services, Denton County Friends of the Family, Grace Like Rain, Hearts for Homes, Journey to Dream, Lewisville ISD Education Foundation, Metroport Meals on Wheels, Our Daily Bread, Ranch Hand Rescue, Refuge for Women North Texas, She Supply, Solutions of North Texas, Sower of Seeds, Span/Meals on Wheels of Denton County, Winning the Fight, and Your Home Team Cares.
Check out our video on our website and see what a duck race is all about;
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Thank you for your support!
Our Town has three finalists in the Best of Denton County Awards. Under the Community and Nonprofit category, Flower Mound is a finalist for:
We are honored and so thankful just to be nominated. Help us win by voting for all three of our finalists at bestofdentoncounty.com/community-non-profit.
You have until midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 17 to vote.
Check out my August Mayor's Minute from the Town of Flower Mound for info on our Boards and Commissions process, plus some back to school tips and updates!
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