Director’s Notes – December 2017
Hill Country Family,
As we approach the end of 2017, it seems like a fitting time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished, the journey we’ve taken to get where we are today, and the plans for an exciting, bright future for the Hill Country Alliance (HCA). HCA is very special to me and I am grateful to be a part of such an active, caring and impactful community.
It is important to me to express how much I appreciate each supporter of HCA – we would not be where we are without the contributions made by each and every one of you. Thank you for being a part of our HCA team.
This year was foundational for us in several ways:
- We launched a strategic planning process to look at our next 4 years of serving you and preserving the future of our beloved Hill Country.
- There were 2 additions to HCA’s Board of Directors, including our newest member Vanessa Puig Williams. We are excited to learn from Vanessa’s wealth of knowledge about spring flow and Texas water policy from her leadership at TESPA.
- The Texas Water Symposium celebrated 10 years becoming Texas’s longest running water-oriented lecture series, and the only radio programming dedicated to discussions on water resources!
- With more than 1,300 people in attendance, we hosted the largest Rainwater Revival + Hill Country Living Festival in its 8-year history.
- And we hosted or participated in more than 75 events throughout the region, and reached more than 7,000 Hill Country residents in-person through our outreach efforts.
Since joining HCA in 2013, I have been fortunate to see our organization grow and evolve to become more impactful with each passing year. With your continued support and a renewed strategic outlook, we can look ahead into the new year with confidence in continuing to advance our mission of preserving open spaces, water supply, water quality and the unique character of the Texas Hill Country.
As always, I love hearing from you with ideas and suggestions. Please contact me anytime!
Warm holiday wishes for the end of 2017 and the new year!
PS. If you’re into social media, don’t forget to tag us with the hashtag #imforthehillcountry!
Executive Director, Hill Country Alliance