New jobs, retail, and commercial development

If 2020 follows the recent trend, we can expect many new people will begin to call Georgetown home in the next year. Our town has been one of the top-10 fastest-growing cities in the country for the past five years in a row. Since 2010, our population has increased more than 56 percent. Why are … Continue reading “New jobs, retail, and commercial development”

Public safety and quality-of-life top 2020 priorities-September 2019

Making investments to enhance community safety and quality of life are key priorities for the fiscal year 2020 budget plan for the City of Georgetown. Budget specifics and the tax rate are being discussed and approved this month by the City Council. Georgetown’s population growth remains an important factor for the budget. This year Georgetown … Continue reading “Public safety and quality-of-life top 2020 priorities-September 2019”

MLK Day closings on Jan. 20

City of Georgetown offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. There will be normal solid waste and recycling collection on Jan. 20. City offices and facilities closed Jan. 20 for MLK Day include the following: Animal Shelter, 110 Walden Drive City Hall, 808 Martin Luther … Continue reading “MLK Day closings on Jan. 20”

Georgetown to host thousands for tennis tournament 2020-22

Georgetown got some good news recently about a major event that is expected to have a significant tourism impact on our city. We know that the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas is a big attraction for tourists, but the Square is not our only major attraction. Every year our sports and recreation facilities and … Continue reading “Georgetown to host thousands for tennis tournament 2020-22”

Recovering recyclable and green materials

There was a time a few decades ago when everything we “threw away” went into a trashcan that was emptied into a truck and dumped into a landfill. Now with technology for sorting and processing materials, most of our “trash” is actually a variety of recoverable materials that can be sorted, processed, and made into … Continue reading “Recovering recyclable and green materials”

Georgetown is seventh fastest-growing city in U.S.

Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates showing that Georgetown is ranked seventh on the list of fastest-growing cities in the country with a population of more than 50,000. Georgetown’s growth rate was 5.2 percent from July 1, 2017, through July 1, 2018, resulting in a population estimate of 74,180. Now I promise, … Continue reading “Georgetown is seventh fastest-growing city in U.S.”

Meeting our water needs for the future-May 2019

Addressing the need to provide more water for residents and businesses in our fast-growing region is an important responsibility of the City. We have a three-pronged approach to respond to that demand. First, we have adopted irrigation schedules, water rates, and rebates to encourage smart water use. Second, we have entered into agreements to secure … Continue reading “Meeting our water needs for the future-May 2019”

Top ten stories for 2018

It has been an amazing year in Georgetown. Looking back on 2018, there are so many good stories to celebrate. Here are my picks for the Top-10 stories of 2018. 10. South’s Best lists: Georgetown was honored this year to be named No. 1 on The South’s Best Cities to Live in 2018 by Southern … Continue reading “Top ten stories for 2018”

New fire stations and medic unit planned

The Georgetown Fire/Medical Department continues to plan for new facilities, equipment, and staff in order to maintain exceptional emergency response services in our growing city. I want to share with you some highlights about these plans from a report by Georgetown Fire Chief John Sullivan to the City Council at the end of last year. … Continue reading “New fire stations and medic unit planned”

Council sets vision, goals, and strategies

The Georgetown City Council confirmed a new vision statement for the city and developed five goals and nine strategies to support that vision as a result of a two-month process in 2017. “Georgetown: A caring community honoring our past and innovating for the future” was approved by the City Council as the new vision statement … Continue reading “Council sets vision, goals, and strategies”

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