GNBEDF Quarterly Luncheons

Mary Jane Nalley

We had an excellent all-member board luncheon on July 10 at McKenna Events Center!  The topics were timely and interesting, the venue perfect, and the food delicious.  Can’t beat that on a hot, Texas summer day!


 My thanks to Assistant City Manager Kristi Aday for her presentation-update on broadband-fiber as well as NBU’s Trino Pedraza for his reporting on water supply strategies via an ASR (aquifer storage recovery).  You can learn more about these two necessary initiatives for our growing and prosperous community in this issue of the EDF e-newsletter.


Our staff’s marketing efforts and results were highlighted at the luncheon with a hand out provided at each place setting that included detailed infographics.   This data outlined mission trips, web stats, prospect leads, retention efforts, and the economic development strategic plan and is included herein.  A quarterly report from our EDC team of their activities is also included.  I assure you that no EDC team in the country is busier than in American’s 2nd fastest growing city!  We are all so busy that pausing to take note of what has been accomplished from time to time makes our work more meaningful. 


The annual golf tournament, the 6th Corporate Challenge, is fast-approaching….Oct. 12.  You are sure to have some major fun while benefitting from marketing-networking opportunities at this cool event played on our beautifully improved Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs.  Even in this scorching summer heat the course is lush and bright green thanks to the water recycling program that was a major part of the course renovation.  Just a drive by the course is a pleasure.   Fore!


As always, we greatly appreciate our investors in the Foundation because your foresight and support are key to continuing our work at the EDF to aid in the growth of our vibrant economy.  You rock! 


For those of you “not yet” a member of the team, it’s easy to join in.   We are happy to welcome you!   




Mary Jane Nalley
2018 GNBEDF Chairman