The City Council of Cedar Park, Texas is the legislative and governing body of the city. It is composed of the mayor and six council members, all of whom are elected by the city's qualified voters. Each member serves a two-year term. The mayor is the official head of the city government and chairs all council meetings.
The interim mayor is appointed by the mayor and serves during his absence. In November 2020, Jim Penniman-Morin was elected as the next mayor of Cedar Park with just under 60% of the vote. Penniman-Morin has expressed his goal to continue making Cedar Park a great place to live, work, and grow a business. He believes that these standards are at the center of the daily lives of Cedar Park's citizens, city leaders, municipal staff, and business leaders. As mayor, Penniman-Morin has outlined a number of initiatives he plans to pursue in order to make Cedar Park an even better place to live.
He has promised to focus on public safety, economic development, infrastructure improvements, and quality of life initiatives. He also plans to work with local businesses to create jobs and attract new businesses to the area. Penniman-Morin has also pledged to be an advocate for transparency in government and to ensure that citizens have access to information about their local government. He believes that open communication between citizens and their elected officials is essential for a healthy democracy.
Penniman-Morin has a long history of public service in Cedar Park. He served on the City Council from 2014-2020 and was a member of several boards and commissions prior to his election as mayor. He is committed to continuing his work on behalf of Cedar Park's citizens and businesses. As mayor, Penniman-Morin will continue to strive for excellence in all aspects of city government. He will work hard to ensure that Cedar Park remains a great place to live, work, and grow a business.