You spoke, we listened! Join us as we delve into some of the most pressing concerns/interests of you, our members – Code Enforcement, Housing, Quality of Life and Workforce.
Lauren Bush, Executive Director of the Seymour Economic Development Division will share Seymour’s success in developing ordinances that are enforceable – the order of operations for enforcement and the documents used for the process. Focused areas of attention will include Hazardous Building, Livestock and Public Nuisance Ordinances. Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of their public nuisance ordinance as a working document for this session.
Abigail Versyp, Director, HOME and Homelessness Programs with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs will speak with us on the new Homebuyer Assistance with New Construction or Rehabilitation Program. This Program focuses on increasing the available affordable housing stock on a smaller scale. Abigail will also touch on other available housing related programs through TDHCA.
Jimi Coplen, Executive Director of the Development Corporation of Haskell and Christina Isbell, President of the Keep Haskell Beautiful, will share their successes as an affiliate of the Keep Texas Beautiful Program. The KTB Program’s mission is to inspire and empower Texans to keep our communities clean and beautiful. Keep Haskell Beautiful meets on a monthly basis and programs include a variety of community improvements, an annual fundraiser, scholarships for high school students, participation in the Great American Clean Up, and their Adopt a Highway initiative. Come learn how your community can create and fund it’s own beautification initiative as well as the opportunities for project funding through the State Program.
We will also have representatives of the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas regarding opportunities with the Big Country Manufacturing Alliance and Census 2020 to share the importance of an accurate count for rural Texas specifically in the area of broadband accessibility funding.
Again, TMCN’s goal is to ensure timely discussions of topics important to our members. The meeting will begin with a delicious lunch and a short TMCN business meeting followed by these presentation. We’ll conclude the meeting with our ever popular roundtable discussions. To get the most out of this meeting, we encourage you to reach out to your fellow community leaders and bring them with you. We look forward to seeing you!
FMI and to Register go to https://tmcn.org/event/general-membership-meeting/. The Meeting will be held in the upstairs Conference Room of the Shelton Building at Hendrick Health System – Cost is $15/person.
See you there!