The Southlake City Council created the Carillon Parc Public Spaces Steering Committee to advise the Council on the future of the Southlake Public Library and other public spaces at Carillon Parc, including a space for performing arts, a public park, and public art. The Council is grateful for the work of the Library Task Force earlier this year to get us to this point.
As part of the Carillon Parc Public Spaces project, City Council must work with specific boards and commissions with defined roles of advisement as characterized by their enabling ordinance or resolution. Those roles include project funding and financial plans, conceptual plans, and other matters as requested by City Council. The Steering Committee will help facilitate that process. For more information about the Steering Committee, please view the Steering Committee Charter below.
City Council appointed City Council Members, one representative from each Board and Commission that has a role in the project, and five community members to serve on the Steering Committee. City Council and Board and Commission appointments occurred at the City Council meeting on September 6, 2022. Applications were accepted from community members for appointment to the Steering Committee from September 1, 2022 through Sunday, September 18, 2022. The Council made community member appointments at the October 4, 2022 City Council meeting.
It is anticipated the Steering Committee will begin its work this fall and will continue working into 2023. Steering Committee members will be asked to attend meetings and work closely with other committee members to advise City Council and others on the Carillon Parc Public Spaces project.
Steering Committee members include:
Kathy Talley, City Council
Ronell Smith, City Council
Martin Schelling, Community Enhancement Development Corporation
William Doby, Library Board
Magdalena Battles, Parks & Recreation Board
Austin Reynolds, Planning & Zoning Commission
Tamara McMillan, Southlake Arts Council
Amy Torres-Lepp, Southlake Parks Development Corporation & City Council
Frances Bankester, Community Member
Amber Butcher, Community Member
Kathryn Del Calvo, Community Member
Samad Rizvi, Community Member
Helen Wong, Community Member
The Steering Committee's first meeting will take place on Monday, October 17, 2022, at 5:30 pm on the third floor of Southlake Town Hall.