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Rene Flores to run for re-election to Round Rock City Council
Round Rock, Texas - January 3, 2019 – Today, Rene Flores, current City of Round Rock Council Member for Place 2 announced his intentions to seek re-election for a second term. Having first been elected to Council in May 2016 Flores has worked since that time serving the citizens of Round Rock. “There has been so much to learn and going on in our community that the time has passed quickly, I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve” Flores stated. “Even with having served around the city prior to my time on Council, it does take time and effort to learn the lay of the land and understand the complexities of the city and day to day challenges that the City encounters. I respectfully ask for the privilege to serve another term and build upon my knowledge to serve this great city of ours that we call home.”
“We serve in an advisory role to help set policy and to identify long range needs and wants of the community. We are no longer a sleepy little town. We are a city of 115,000 + residents and the secret is out that we are a great place to work, live, and raise a family. You don’t have to look too far to see all the accolades and awards that we have won as a city.”
Flores went on to say “Although I am just one member, in my time on Council we have had some significant wins for our city. The most notable being Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center, the UPS Distribution Center, and finalizing plans to bring the Nutty Brown venue to our own backyard. We have partnered with the county and state to leverage funds for local road projects. We have opened up two new fire stations and a new Police and Fire training center. We also unveiled the Multipurpose Complex and are finishing up two new fields next to the Clay Madsen Recreation Center. We continue to plan for new additions to our trail system by the end of this year.”
“The challenges before us as a city are those of growth and balancing the needs of residents and businesses. The needs don’t go away, they only increase. The easy solutions have been used, we will be faced with tougher decisions as we continue to move towards full build out. I want to continue to work to improve our road infrastructure, provide resources to our first responders, and continue to improve our park and recreation offerings to our residents.
Flores currently represents the City of Round Rock as Board Secretary on the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority and as a general assembly member to the Capital Area Council of Governments. Flores is past president of the Round Rock Rotary Club and prior to his time on council served four years on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City. He currently sits on the board for the Round Rock ISD Partners in Education and previously served five years on the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce board. In 2014, Flores was appointed to the board of the Rural Capital Area Workforce Solutions representing the private sector and still serves in that capacity. He is a graduate of the 2009 Leadership Round Rock program, a member of El Amistad Club, and a member of St. William Finance Council. Flores currently serves as Vice President with Extraco Banks in downtown Round Rock.
Flores and his wife Cynthia Flores have called Round Rock home since 1998. Cynthia has worked and volunteered at the Round Rock Area Serving Center since 1998 and together they have raised two children in the area. The family have been active members of St. William Catholic Church since 1998.