Message from the Chair

Tim Zipp

It’s finally fall in New Braunfels and by the time you receive this, the clock has been moved back since November 1.  Fall also means the annual State of the City Address by the City Manager to address our quarterly membership at the luncheon.  Which we held in-person!  My thanks to the staff for pulling this off.  We were all ready to see each other again other than through cyberspace!

In this issue of the quarterly EDF e-newsletter, you can find lots of information on the State of the City, as well as an update on Veramendi.  During a pandemic and a recession, New Braunfels is seeing record building permit growth.  And sales tax year to date is actually above 2019.  Also included are articles on the consumer dashboards, McCoy’s expansion, programs of the local Spark SBDC, and NBU.  Plus, the ever-popular projects update showing all the construction around town.  No trick or treat required! 

The next board and all-member luncheon of the Foundation is February 2021, which sounds like a long time.  In between, your Foundation officers will be meeting monthly and preparing for an exciting 2021.  As is our practice, I’m completing my two years as Chairman this year.  I’ll be handing over the gavel at the annual meeting in February. New officers and directors will also be elected.  Hopefully there will be an effective and available treatment for the virus by then, and I am confident that New Braunfels will take off economically even more.

I appreciate the support of the membership these past two years and look forward to staying active with the Foundation.  If you are reading this and are not yet a member, now is a great time to invest in our economy by joining our team.

Tim Zipp
Chairman