Get Involved - Become a City Councilmember If you are interested in becoming a City Councilmember the following qualifications must be met:
The mayor and each councilmember shall be a citizen of the City for a period of 12 months, as well as a qualified voter of the State of Texas.
If the mayor or any councilmember fails to maintain the foregoing qualifications or any of the following is true, the City Council shall at its next regular meeting declare a vacancy to exist and shall fill said vacancy as set forth in the City Charter:
Is convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude
Holds any other public office other than as a notary public or a member of the military
Moves from the City
Misses three consecutive regularly scheduled meetings, without valid excuse as determined by the City Council
Violates the City Charter.
If the mayor or any councilmember files an application to be a candidate for election to a public office in this state, other than for re-election to the currently held office, such filing shall constitute a forfeiture of the office and a vacancy shall be created.
For more information, contact the City Secretary's Office at (972) 899-5132.