Meet the Members

The Alliance for Community Engagement consists of twelve Southlake residents appointed by the City Council for two-year terms. The Alliance for Community Engagement advises the City Council on matters related to communication and engagement between the community and the City. The committee is charged with strengthening municipal transparency, public involvement, and collaboration and enhancing community spirit. (Ordinance 1228B)

Appointment Process 

The City will accept applications to fill this board each year prior to appointments in October. Members are appointed to a two-year term unless appointed to fill an existing vacancy. Members serve at the will of the Council and shall continue to serve until their successors are duly appointed and sworn into office.

Residents interested in serving on this board shall complete an application once the application period opens and submit it to the City Secretary. Applications will remain on file for one year. If you have any questions on the appointment process, please contact the City Secretary’s Office at (817) 748-8183. 

Committee Members

Danny Batsalkin, Vice Chair, Place 1 
(term expires: October 2025)

Scott Cox, Place 2 
(term expires: October 2024)
 
Mark Flores, Place 3 
(term expires: October 2025)
  

Tracy Harrow, Place 4 
(term expires: October 2024)
  
Muhammad Iqbal, Place 5 
(term expires: October 2025)
   
Kristine Kemp, Chair, Place 6 
(term expires: October 2024)
  
VACANT, Place 7 
(term expires: October 2025)

Renee Thomas, Place 8
(term expires: October 2024)

Douglas Lies, Place 9
(term expires: October 2025)

DeAnn Swinton, Place 10
(term expires: October 2024)

VACANT, Place 11
(term expires: October 2025)

Sanjay Veerabathina, Place 12
(term expires: October 2024)