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City of Cedar Park swears-in Michael Harmon as Police Chief
Chief Harmon was sworn-in during the Cedar Park City Council Meeting Thursday, May 27, 2021. He brings 27 years' law enforcement experience to the position. Chief Harmon had a message of partnership and connection when asked what he would like to share with the Cedar Park community:

"We want to be an organization that continues to be trusted by our community. In order to do that, it is important that we reach out to each other during non-stressful times. We need to recognize that for too many people, the only time they interact or talk to a police officer is when something bad has happened to them or someone they love, or when the police are investigating a potential crime. That’s not the way to build trust. So please, partner with us, and invite us into your lives. Ask us into your schools, invite us to your churches or mosques after a service, invite us into your community meetings. Help us connect with our community when there isn’t a crisis or crime to investigate. We want to go where people are naturally congregating, and not just show up when something bad has happened." #EngageInspireProtect

Please join us in congratulating Chief Harmon on his new position as he continues to serve the residents of Cedar Park. I ❤️ Cedar Park!
City Council approves agreement for Firefly Aerospace expansion in Cedar Park with more than 680 new jobs

Firefly Aerospace (Firefly) and the City of Cedar Park have reached an agreement that allows Firefly to solidify their roots in the community. Cedar Park City Council approved the expansion agreement at its May 27, 2021 Regular Scheduled Meeting.

Firefly will be purchasing 40,000-square-foot in the Scottsdale Crossing Technology Center and will create 682 new jobs with an average salary of $90,000.

Firefly will continue its development of launch and in-space vehicles and services that provide industry-leading affordability, convenience, and reliability. Firefly’s launch vehicles utilize common technologies, manufacturing infrastructure and launch capabilities, providing low earth orbit (LEO) launch solutions for up to ten metric tons of payload.

This extended partnership with Firefly Aerospace highlights the tremendous successes and bright future of Firefly. With this agreement, Cedar Park with Firefly, is now positioned to be a leader in the New Space sector.  
Progress on the New Library continues
On May 27, City Council received an update on the public engagement and early design efforts from Lake Flato architects. Based on community feedback, three aspirational guiding principles for the New Library design development were defined.

1. The Defining Place of Cedar Park
  • Civic, timeless, top-of-mind, a multi-faceted hub of knowledge integrally linked to nature, which reflects the Cedar Park community
2. Indoor/Outdoor Gathering Space
  • A welcoming place that draws people in and serves the community
3. Enduring Legacy
  • A resilient, flexible, resource efficient, durable building that is built to last and designed to encourage users of all ages to visit

Check out the full presentation here under Agenda Item H.4
Watch for an update on concept designs later this summer.
  • In alignment with the Governor’s Order GA 36, the City of Cedar Park removed the mandatory face-covering requirement for employees and the public entering City facilities.

  • The public is welcome to attend City Council and Board Meetings in person. Due to recommended physical distancing, there is reduced seating in the Council Chambers in Building 4. Disposable face coverings will continue to be available in Building 4 lobby if staff or members of the public would like one.

  • Remote participation by the public in City Council Meetings remains an option.

  • Library and Rec Center Community Rooms will be available for rent at 100% capacity in June.

CDC guidelines encourage partially vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals to continue wearing face coverings. Numerous opportunities are available to get vaccinated and resources can be found here.

Please continue to stay home if you aren't feeling well.

City Offices, Library and Recreation Center closed in observance of Memorial Day. Trash and Recycling remain on schedule.

Poolapalooza* at Veterans Memorial Pool

Library Summer Reading Club begins

Drive-By-A-Truck, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Cedar Park Public Library


Concert in the Park, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Milburn Park

Go Skateboarding Day, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at Brushy Creek Skate Park

4th of July Celebration at Milburn Park
We ❤️ the Class of 2021!
This week we lit up City Hall up in honor of this year's high school graduates!

Did you come out? Do you have pictures? Share them with us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook by using #iheartcedarpark

Congrats Class of 2021!
*Want to see how busy or quiet the pools are? Check out our capacity tracker
The May 27, 2021 City Council Meeting was conducted in a hybrid meeting format, with some City Council Members and some City staff attending in-person. 

Council discussed, among other items:

  • Approved Economic Development Agreement bringing a second headquarters for 240 Tech LLC to Cedar Park adding 35 new jobs
  • Council Member Heather Jefts announced as Mayor Pro Tem in accordance with Council Rules Of Procedure Rule 4.2

Watch the video recording of the meeting here.

The next scheduled City Council Meeting is June 10, 2021.
Memorial Day
May 31, 2021

Veterans Memorial Park at 2525 W New Hope Dr. is the perfect place to remember and honor our Veterans. Take a walk on the Pathway of Heroes honoring the different branches of the U.S. Military and take a little time to learn about Gold Star Families at the Memorial Monument. Find out all about this special Cedar Park Memorial here.
Graduation season is here!
Whether you're buying something small or really, really big — make sure to Buy Cedar Park! When you Buy Cedar Park you are giving back to the community you live in and love. Learn more at
The City is hiring for seasonal lifeguards and we want you!
  • Work hours from June to September
  • We provide training and testing at no cost to you
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • $9.50-$10.50 hourly

Helpful Links and Information
  • Community resources for senior residents or those at high risk: Find the list on our website here
  • Sign up for Smart 9-1-1 today: Just by providing as little information as your home address can make a difference during an emergency, so fill out your profile here
  • Find updates, current case counts, resources and more on all things COVID-19 on the City website here
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