Celebrating Earth Day

Every April, the City of Georgetown offers programs and events to celebrate Earth Day. There are many ways you can help our city continue its leadership in environmental stewardship. They include telling our story of innovation in 100 percent renewable energy, learning about our planet at the Georgetown Public Library, and having fun at the … Continue reading “Celebrating Earth Day”

One Extraordinary CommUNITY

Mindful of the ongoing national dialogue regarding public trust and policing, the Georgetown Police Department has created a new initiative called CommUNITY. The program is a framework for community engagement and is the brainchild of Police Chief Wayne Nero. I’d like to share with you an overview of the CommUNITY initiative, and in so doing, … Continue reading “One Extraordinary CommUNITY”

Transportation projects update

Mobility and traffic improvements in our fast-growing city are a high priority for many of you. Three years ago, 75 percent of Georgetown voters approved a $105 million set of transportation projects to make key improvements. The election authorized the City to plan, design, or construct 20 transportation projects over 10 years. Here’s an update … Continue reading “Transportation projects update”

Garey Park features fun and natural beauty

Fourteen years after Jack and Cammy Garey announced that they would donate their ranch and home to become a public park, the City of Georgetown held a grand opening celebration for Garey Park on June 9. The 525-acre municipal park is located along the South San Gabriel River at 6450 RM 2243. Garey Park is … Continue reading “Garey Park features fun and natural beauty”

Georgetown’s energy 100 percent renewable with solar plant

Georgetown is now one of the largest cities in the U.S. to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Photovoltaic cells converting sunlight into power became one of our primary energy sources this summer. That happened on July 1 when the city started receiving electricity from the Buckthorn solar plant near Fort Stockton. The 154-megawatt … Continue reading “Georgetown’s energy 100 percent renewable with solar plant”

Red Poppy Festival 20th Anniversary

Georgetown celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Red Poppy Festival this year on April 26-28. I hope you will join me at this free, family-friendly festival for a weekend of fun with our friends, family, and neighbors on the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas. Pat Green is the headliner at the Saturday night concert … Continue reading “Red Poppy Festival 20th Anniversary”

Wolf Crossing and Wolf Lakes to bring retail, corporate offices

Two major development projects announced last year will bring big changes to two corners of the Interstate 35 and Highway 29 intersection—the Wolf crossing retail center on the southeast corner and Wolf Lakes Village on the northwest corner. Both projects will be built on land acquired by Jay Wolf and developed by his children. David … Continue reading “Wolf Crossing and Wolf Lakes to bring retail, corporate offices”

Georgetown Public Library strikes gold with National Medal

If you’ve been to the Georgetown Public Library this summer, you may have seen signs and banners that read “National Medal Winner.” Everyone in Georgetown should appreciate this amazing honor and the many reasons our library earned it. Awarded each year since 1994 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Medal for … Continue reading “Georgetown Public Library strikes gold with National Medal”

Georgetown Citizen Survey results

How are we doing? That’s the gist of the Citizen Survey conducted by the City of Georgetown every two years. The results of the most recent survey completed this summer are encouraging, but they do point to areas where we need to continue to focus our efforts today and in the future. As we did … Continue reading “Georgetown Citizen Survey results”

Georgetown Airport Master Plan update

This summer, the City Council approved an update to the Georgetown Municipal Airport Master Plan, a guide for future development at our local airport. It was a comprehensive, 18-month review and rewrite of the visioning plan for the Airport, last updated in 2005. Coffman Associates, a planning firm specializing in airport master plan consulting, worked … Continue reading “Georgetown Airport Master Plan update”

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