Message from the Chair

Tim Zipp, ChairmanIt is an honor for me to have been elected as the chairman of the Greater New Braunfels Economic Development Foundation this year. I have a tough act to follow with 2017 – 2018 chairman Mary Jane Nalley passing the reins. Mary Jane was a founding director of the foundation since 2005 and is a major reason that the foundation is now a mainstay in the community.

At the February 12th annual meeting, over 200 attendees received an excellent presentation from New Braunfels utilities CEO Ian Taylor on the State of NBU.  Ian packed a lot of information into the time allotted. Read more about the state of interview in this quarterly issue of the EDF e-newsletter.

Speaking of a lot of information, at each place setting during the annual meeting was the annual activities report from staff. Reading over the report will give you a sense of the many opportunities our community is enjoying currently. There is an article in this edition on these activities as well as a way to receive a copy.

Growth has created the need for the city to call a bond issue this coming May 4.  The previous bond issue was in 2013. At the foundation’s April 23 all member board luncheon we will receive a presentation on the proposal. Read more about this further in this edition of the EDF e-news letter.

We are fortunate to have so many newcomers to our community, especially in the younger demographic groups. Millennial’s and Gen Xers are starting businesses and require a community support system for entrepreneurship. Read about the next “Pitch Tab” in this issue.

My congratulations to the other officers and directors elected at the annual meeting. I look forward to working with you and all our members were successful 2019. For those of you “not yet” members, we would greatly appreciate you joining our winning team.


Tim Zipp