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MARBLE FALLS — Texas Housing Foundation president and CEO Mark Mayfield is the City Council’s unanimous choice for the vacant spot on the Economic Development Corp. board.

With little debate, the council confirmed Mayfield as the newest member of the EDC board during a meeting Nov. 1.

“I look forward to it,” Mayfield said. “I think the future is promising. I feel we haven’t come close to tapping our full potential.”

Mayfield will serve out the unexpired term of Director Karen Carter, who resigned from the board last month for “business reasons.” Her term would have ended May 31, 2012.

The appointment of Mayfield marks the first time a non-Marble Falls resident will serve on the board. Although Mayfield lives in Meadowlakes, he has helped promote affordable housing in Marble Falls for years.

Recently, the council approved allowing non-residents to serve on the board if they live within 10 miles of the Marble Falls city limits.