Message from Mayor Gierisch
What an amazing summer! My family and I enjoyed welcoming new businesses, celebrating newly elected state representatives, and soaking up the sun in beautiful Roanoke.
Our staff worked very hard to present the 2023/2024 fiscal year budget, which was approved by the Roanoke City Council during the August 21st meeting. We are excited about some of the upcoming projects and are proud of the fiscal responsibility of our staff. Roanoke has maintained amongst the lowest property tax rates in the state. I am proud to announce a new LOWER tax rate for Roanoke citizens. The new rates result in a 9.34% decrease, and allow us to boast of our 2nd year lowering property taxes. You can learn more about the 2023/2024 budget here.
Northwest ISD schools are back in session. The Roanoke Police Department celebrated students and teachers during their back to school celebrations. Be sure to drive carefully and be aware of children walking and biking to and from school.
The Roanoke Citizens Police Academy applications for the 2023 class are now open. Click here to learn more about this awesome program and to complete the application.
We had a great time welcoming over 100 people to City Hall Selfie Day! To celebrate our City Hall, we opened the doors to visitors to tour the building, and welcome our SWAT, Public Works and Fire Department trucks. Thanks to all who joined us.
The Denton County Historical Commission wrote a great article about our City of Roanoke, Texas Visitor Center & Museum! Click here (Roanoke is featured on page 5).
Our 26th annual Celebrate Roanoke street festival is right around the corner! Join us October 14th for a day filled with FREE family fun. This year the festival will feature a rodeo, country music star Jack Ingram, pony rides, vendors, and much more. Click here to learn more about all of the fun.
Our website is full of important updates and tips to maintain safety during these hot Texas summer months. Please visit the website, or call any of our talented departments, for assistance. You can also follow our social media pages for up to date information. Links to those pages are: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, NextDoor. I hope to see you soon enjoying Roanoke's beautiful amenities.