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***The Flatonia Economic Development Board is accepting applications for a Board member. Applications may be printed from this link or picked up at  City Hall, 125 E. South Main Street. Deadline is August 10th and completed forms should be returned to City Hall. If you have any questions, please call 361-865-3548 and speak with the City Secretary

  • The Flatonia Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a Type B Corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The EDC's purpose and authorization is described in Chapters 501 and 505 of the Texas Local Government Code to include (but not limited to) financing projects such as land, land acquisition, building, equipment, facilities, expenditures, targeted infrastructure, and improvements falling within its guidelines. A City election was held on May 6, 2017 granting this authorization.

    The Certificate of Formation for the EDC was deemed effective by the Texas Secretary of State on 9/25/2017 and restated on 5/7/2018. The initial Bylaws of the Corporation were adopted in December 2017 and later amended with the last revision in June 2020 by City Council Resolution 2020.6.1.

    The EDC does not have members but does have Directors. Two Directors are Flatonia City Councilmembers. Five Directors shall be non-City employees and must be either:

    • a resident of the city of Flatonia
    • a resident of Fayette County
    • a resident of a place within ten miles of the City's boundaries and within a county bordering Fayette County.

    The City Manager and City Secretary are ex-officio Directors with no voting privileges.

    The EDC normally meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The staff contacts for the EDC are the City Manager or the City Secretary.

    Current Directors are:

    Dennis Geesaman (Councilmember)
    Ginny Sears President (Councilmember)
    Richard Niemann Vice President 9/2023
    Brad Bass
    Shirley Williams
    Taylor Laney


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The City of Flatonia has several Boards and Committees comprised of interested citizens volunteering their time for the benefit of the community. Serving on a Board gives citizens the opportunity to share opinions, goals, and their talents.

All meetings of City Committees etc. are open to the public unless closed under executive session in accordance with law. The public is welcome to attend and a calendar on this City's website homepage indicating the dates and times.

Board Members are typically chosen by the Mayor and confirmed by vote of the City Council. The Flatonia Economic Development Corporation makes a recommendation for replacement members as needed and the appointment is confirmed by the City Council.

The Boards and Committees that the City of Flatonia currently has include:

  • Parks Committee
  • Planning & Zoning
  • Code Enforcement
  • Flatonia Economic Development Corporation

Additional information related to each Board is available through the tab on the left of this page.

Citizens interested in serving may email the City Secretary to advise the Mayor.


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