End of 2022 Brings Reflection

As we begin a brand new year – 2023, it is the perfect opportunity to reflect on just a few of our major accomplishments in the past 12 months.

In 2022, Denton County:

Continued Conversations: Debuted the Denton County Mayors Council monthly to discuss ongoing issues among the many communities within Denton County.

Planned for the Future: Voters overwhelmingly (by 74.10 percent) approved Proposition A on the November 8 ballot to earmark $650 million in bonds for road projects across Denton County during the next decade. The bond package will fund more than 119 projects in more than 32 municipalities and unincorporated areas.

Changed Lives: A joint venture between the City of Denton, Denton County, and Our Daily Bread came to fruition with the opening of the Our Daily Bread Community Center at 909 North Loop 288, providing a one-stop location addressing the needs of the homeless throughout the county.

Expanded Transportation Access: Free service roads were built in preparation for the extension of the Dallas North Tollway along the Denton/Collin county lines. The new 7.7-mile segment from FM 428 in Celina to the Grayson County line extends the Dallas North Tollway along the Denton/Collin county lines.

Addressed Ongoing Issues: Denton County worked with cities, and school districts after the Denton Central Appraisal District repeatedly failed to meet deadlines for delivering a Certified Tax Roll to the taxing entities, instead providing Certified Estimates, which resulted in entities not having reliable information from which to set up budgets. Following the Commissioners Court’s lead to veto the budget, a majority of the taxing entities took formal action to either disapprove of the DCAD budget or sent a letter expressing concern to the DCAD leadership. The DCAD board ultimately fired the executive director, hired a new director, and approved a revised budget.

Attracted a Major Player: The Professional Golfers’ Association of America celebrated the opening of a main building on the new campus at 1916 PGA Parkway in Frisco in August. The facility, approximately 106,621 square feet, is located on a 30-acre practice facility overlooking the PGA campus in Frisco. The county’s preparation on the major road leading into the complex helped pave the way for PGA’s move to Denton County’s portion of Frisco. The full 660-acre campus is expected to be fully open in 2023.

We look forward to focusing on how we can best serve Denton County in 2023 as it continues to grow and prosper.
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If you have any questions or comments, please let me hear from you. My email is andy.eads@dentoncounty.gov, and my office number is 940-349-2820.

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