Mayor of Lake Dallas
Welcome to Lake Dallas. It is my privilege to serve the citizens of this city and I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to discuss any topic that may come up.
I have been a resident of Lake Dallas for 19 years and plan to retire here, when that time comes. You will quickly learn that the residents of this city are friendly and all enjoy the small lakefront community feel that we work so hard to maintain, even as we look at future growth.
We are proud to offer library services directed by Natalie McAdams. Our library includes not only books, movies, and computers, but also weekly crafting, story time, girls who code, yoga, health fairs, and tax preparation assistance. The spring through fall Farmer’s Market, which provides us with fresh vegetables, fruits, honey and honey-based products, as well as fresh herbs, is hosted at the library so be sure to check it out if you have not done so already.
The Lake Dallas police department is led by Chief Daniel Carolla, a man with a servant’s heart who makes sure his team has a community-first attitude. The police department provides this city with a great patrol, investigative services, school resource officer, and they host an annual Kids ‘n Cops event. Within the police department lies the caring and devoted animal services team who ensure that our lost/found pets and even shelter animals receive the best of care.
Your public works team is kept busy by the ever-vigilant Devin Shields, who works to keep up with the demand of a growing city while maintaining a great attitude no matter the weather. This team not only works on our roads, walking trails, the lake, and green spaces but also host the Chunk Your Junk event several times a year which helps us to keep the bulk items such as tree stumps, tires, and old couches, out of our yards and homes.
John Cabrales leads your city hall staff ensuring that the behind-the-scenes but ever so important annual budget, economic development, court services, plats, permits, code enforcement are handled. This team also works hard to make sure that the Lake Cities Independence Day celebration, Mardi Gras parade, and tree lighting are enjoyed by all. John must oversee these and a myriad of other items he is tasked with by city council all while ensuring that we receive the information we need to make decisions for the direction of the city.
I hope to see you soon, either in town, at the lake, or just walking around at one of the events hosted here in our amazing lakeside community.
Michael D. Barnhart
City of Lake Dallas