In May, we elected Ken Johnson, a serving nonprofit representative, as our new secretary. Contact Ken if you have items to add to our meeting agenda (see the Get Involved page for more information). Thank you for your service, Ken!
We elected Pilar Sanchez as our new Sector 1 residential representative. Pilar works for the Housing Authority of Austin and created an Eastside business development resource center, Emerging Enterprises, which provides classes, expert counseling, and or help writing business or marketing plans. She’s responsible for auditing and evaluating all HACA programs. Her entrepreneurial spirit and connections to the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and her role as chair for its Foundation helped her win the YWCA 2010 Woman of the Year “Leader of Promise Award.” Welcome to the team, Pilar!
We have a new Donations Coordinator! Richard Roberts owns and operates a home-based business called Envios a Mexico in his historic home known as the Mooreland House. (His home was recently featured on our 2011 Neighborhood Homes tour.) His primary work involves shipping packages to Mexico via PaqMexUsa.com. He has strong ties to our schools, shops, and neighbors who share his vision for saving the unique character of our neighborhood, especially our older buildings that create the feel of our commercial districts. If you have donations that can be used for our special events, action projects or youth support programs, call Richard at 512-351-9436. Welcome, Richard!