Town Yearly Awards - 2023

Safest Small City in Texas

Flower Mound is the Safest Small City in Texas! That’s according to a new study from MoneyGeek, a personal finance site. To create their list of the safest city in each state, researchers analyzed data on violent and property crime, as well as the FBI’s 2022 crime statistics for smaller cities and towns with a population between 30,000 and 100,000 residents. Read the full study from MoneyGeek here.

Flower Mound Police and Fire Departments, Mayor Voted 'Best of' in Denton County

Three of the Town’s finalists in the Best of Denton County awards are now winners! The Flower Mound Fire Department was voted “Best Fire Department,” the Flower Mound Police Department was voted “Best Police Department,” and Derek the Mayor was voted “Best Mayor.” Congratulations to all the winners and finalists! Every day, we feel honored to be a part of this great community. To see the full list of winners, visit https://bestofdentoncounty.com/categories.
Best of Denton County 2023 Winners: Mayor Derek France, FMPD, and FMFD.

No. 1 'Best Place to Live in the Southwest'

Flower Mound is the No. 1 “Best Place to Live in the Southwest!” That’s according to Livability, a research organization that uses education, sustainability, transportation, housing, and economic data to develop city rankings. Flower Mound’s high ranking in this latest list was attributed to our safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, low property taxes, great medical care, easy access to parks and recreation amenities, and more. To read the full report, visit https://bit.ly/3Lxaq7Z.

Communications Department Earns Eight National Awards

The Town’s Communications Department earned eight national awards from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). Flower Mound received the awards for the following videos:

Achievement of Excellence in Libraries

For the 20th consecutive year, the Flower Mound Public Library received the ‘Achievement of Excellence in Libraries’ award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association in 2023. The award is given to libraries that demonstrate consistent excellence and outstanding contributions to public library services in their communities.

No. 1 'Best Place to Live in Denton County'

Flower Mound is the No. 1 "Best Place to Live in Denton County!" That's according to Niche, an online resource tool with comprehensive report cards, rankings, and reviews on U.S. neighborhoods, schools, and more. To create this list, Niche used data on public schools, housing, crime, median income, and more. To read the full report, visit https://bit.ly/3qM2qcd.

No. 8 'Place with the Best Public Schools in Texas'

Flower Mound is the place with the No.8 Best Public Schools in Texas. That's according to Niche, an online resource tool with comprehensive report cards, rankings, and reviews on U.S. neighborhoods, schools, and more. To create this list, Niche used data on public schools, housing, crime, median income, and more. To read the full report, visit https://bit.ly/3ihUurT.

Communications Department Earns Four National Awards

The Town's Communications Department earned four national awards from 3CMA (City-County Communications & Marketing Association) for its video programming. The awards recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing, and citizen-government relationships. Flower Mound received the following awards:

No. 13 'Safest City in Texas'

Flower Mound is the No. 13 “Safest City in Texas!” That’s according to SafeWise, an online research group for all things safety and security. According to the report, Flower Mound was ranked highly thanks to our low violent and property crime rates, which SafeWise gathered using FBI crime statistics. Since the last report in 2022, our town jumped one spot in the rankings. Additionally, Flower Mound is the only city in the top 15 with a population over 45,000. To read the full report, visit https://bit.ly/3b0ZNL8.

No. 35 'Safest Small City in America'

Flower Mound is the No. 35 "Safest Small City in America!" That's according to MoneyGeek, a personal finance website. To compile the list, MoneyGeek evaluated data on violent and property crimes across the country in cities with 30,000 to 100,000 residents. Flower Mound is one of five Texas cities in the top 150. Read the full report.

2023 Bronze Leaf Recipients

The Town of Flower Mound was recently recognized by the Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council as a 2023 Bronze Leaf recipient! The Bronze Leaf was awarded to the Town for its longstanding commitment to protecting the Eastern Cross Timbers through the Cross Timbers Conservation Development District (CTCDD), which the Town recommitted to with its 2022 CTCDD ordinance update. Congrats to Planning Services and Environmental Services for collecting this award!

Two Town employees pose with the 2023 Bronze Leaf award.

Communications Department Earns Three State Awards

Flower Mound’s Communications Department earned three awards from the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO). The awards recognize outstanding communication by Texas communities in a variety of categories. The Communications team won for the following categories:

With more than 500 award submissions from around the state this year, we’re honored to be recognized. You can check out the award-winning work at the links above.

Parks and Recreation Earns 2023 Preservation Achievement Award

Representatives from Flower Mound's Parks and Recreation Department accepted the 2023 Preservation Achievement Award for its work restoring and preserving the Gibson-Grant Log House. This is the second year in a row the Town has earned this award! The award comes from Preservation Dallas, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and places.

In 2021, the Town completed restoration work on the Gibson-Grant Log House, and in partnership with the Denton County Office of History & Culture, began offering free tours to the public. You can visit the house Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To learn more, please visit https://lnkd.in/gTZMgRjf.

Director of Parks and Recreation Chuck Jennings with Preservation Dallas representatives.

Flower Mound Public Library Earns Branding Iron Award

The Flower Mound Public Library won the Branding Iron Award from the Texas Library Association (TLA) for its Oceans of Possibilities video, promoting the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge.

The Branding Iron awards honor Texas libraries that work to promote their services, programs, and events in inspiring and creative ways. What's more, this video won TLA's 'Best in Show' award. As the overall winner, this video beat out every other submission. You can view the award-winning video at https://bit.ly/3Htt1Qg.

Flower Mound Public Library staff pose with their award.

Economic Development Department Earns Economic Development Organization Award from Business Facilities

Flower Mound's Economic Development Department accepted an Economic Development Organization (EDO) Award from national publication Business Facilities magazine. The EDO Award highlights an organization's programs or incentives for making an impact on community growth. This is the first year that Business Facilities gave out the EDO Awards. Flower Mound earned its award for the Junior Leadership Program, which is a partnership between the Town, Lewisville ISD, and the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce. Its purpose is to give junior and senior students at Flower Mound High School and Marcus  High School the opportunity to learn leadership concepts before entering the workforce. 

During the inaugural class from September 2022 to April 2023, 28 students completed all the requirements to graduate from the program. Those students covered topics like character and integrity, time management and accountability, mock interviews, dining etiquette, and much more.

The Town's Economic Development team poses with representatives from LISD and the Chamber.

No. 11 'Best Suburb to Raise a Family in Texas'

Flower Mound is the No. 11 "Best Suburb to Raise a Family in Texas!" That's according to Niche, an online resource tool with comprehensive report cards, rankings, and reviews on U.S. neighborhoods, schools, and more. To create this list, Niche used data on public schools, housing, crime, median income, and more. To read the full report, visit https://bit.ly/44Ast3V.

No. 24 'Best Suburb to Buy a House in Texas'

Flower Mound is the No. 24 "Best Suburb to Buy a House in Texas!" That's according to Niche, an online resource tool with comprehensive report cards, rankings, and reviews on U.S. neighborhoods, schools, and more. To create this list, Niche used data on public schools, housing, crime, median income, and more. To read the full report, visit https://bit.ly/3EkD9ZD.

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Town of Flower Mound has once again earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its budget beginning Oct. 1, 2022. This is the 31st consecutive year that the Town has received this award. It reflects the commitment of Flower Mound’s leadership and staff to meet the highest principal of governmental budgeting. The award specifically represents a significant achievement by staff members in Flower Mound’s Finance Department, who had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines in four key categories to receive the award.

Congratulations to everyone who has contributed to this legacy of excellence over the past 31 years!

The Town's Finance Department poses with their award.