Promoting East Fort Worth since 1974

You are Invited to Attend our Lunch Meeting the First Thursday of the Month

Manya Shorr

Fort Worth Library Director

 

On September 5, 2017, Manya Shorr began her position as the Fort Worth Library Director. Before becoming a part of the City of Fort Worth team, she was the Director of Public Services at the Washington, D.C. Public Library. There she managed all aspects of public service delivery and was responsible for the experience offered in 25 branches and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

She has extensive library experience, holding positions at Multnomah County Library, Omaha Public Library and Sacramento Public Library. Shorr holds a Masters of (Library) Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Oregon.

Shorr is excited to be a citizen of Fort Worth and a resident of the Ryan Place neighborhood. Besides her love of reading, Manya enjoys spending time with her husband, their 2 dogs, 3 cats and practicing yoga.

We invite every business owner, professional person, firm, corporation or non-profit organization, to join us for our monthly meetings. Meet other business owners, individuals and city officials that influence our daily lives.

Our meetings present timely discussions on events and politics affecting the business environment. We provide civic and community information, plans for development of new roads, trade areas, recreational areas and projects of vital interest to East Fort Worth.

The East Fort Worth Business Association was founded in 1974 for the purpose of being a lobbying group to address issues vital to the economic development of East Fort Worth. The first task for this group was to see that the toll charges were taken off the I-30 corridor, which was called the Turnpike. This important route to the east was built with the promise to the citizens that the tolls would be removed when the roadway was paid for. Being successful in this attempt didn’t stop the organization from continuing their efforts to fulfill their mission of:“Providing a monthly forum on topics related to the growth and development of East Fort Worth, development, implementation, and advertising the economics of East Fort Worth, advocating for the advancement, development, and improvement of the infra-structure of East Fort Worth (this includes street design, zoning, landscaping, and beautification projects), reviewing and critiqueing issues and projects of interest to business and community of East Fort Worth.”

The mission is still the same today for this long-time organization. It was founded as a 501(c)4 so that it could be involved in non-partisan political issues. Working with the neighborhoods and Fort Worth City Government offices for the betterment of East Fort Worth sometimes leads to involvement in the political arena.

Smokey's Barbeque

5300 E. Lancaster Road Fort Worth 76112

To ensure enough accommodations for everyone be sure to call in your reservations & please bring a guest!

Reservations: 817-496-9477 | or email treasurer@efwba.org

 

Lunch $15 members
$20 non-members

Doors Open 11:30, meeting at 11:45 a.m.

Use the button below to pay in advance:

LUNCH

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Fort Worth, TX 76124-0861

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