EFWBA Friends and Members,
If you missed the January meeting, we missed you, and you missed a wonderful visit with Mayor Mattie Parker. She brought a positive message and was not too rushed to stick around and visit after the meeting adjourned. In the question-and-answer period Mayor Parker was candid with her answers. When asked about the Locally Preferred Alternative for the East Lancaster plan, she assured the group that the bus service would be curb side, not along the median. The mayor was also clearly not interested in running for congress.
We learned recently that Board Member Michael Chavez will be moving from his position as a seven-year term as a NPO in East Fort Worth to take another position in the police department. He will be stationed at the Police Academy but assures us he will not be a stranger. We are hopeful Michael will be able to attend our monthly meetings.
A strong group of committed East Fort citizens are working with city staff on crime issues in the Collard and East Lancaster area and Wanda and I are a part of this group. We realize that the perception, or reality, of high crime in East Fort Worth presents a challenge for attracting and keeping the businesses we need for service to our community. The East Fort Worth Business Association will be a strong partner in crime control efforts being made by Council representatives, Code Officers, and Police Officers. School Board Trustee Tobi Jackson is also a very active participant.
This year we will be working on an updated print directory for our members so if you haven't yet renewed your membership, you can do so by paying with a check or online. Please remember to give your contact information so that it will be accurate in the new directory. Ads for the directory will be available and are very affordable.
The speaker for the February 1st meeting is Dr. Emily Messer, President of Texas Wesleyan. Please RSVP online by Monday January 29th. Letting us know you will be there is necessary for our caterer. The meals have been delicious and are still reasonably priced at $15.00 for members and $20.00 for guests.
We look forward to seeing you in February and for the rest of our 50th anniversary year. Our line up of speakers is one you won't want to miss.
Don Boren, President, 2024
Videos of all our previous meetings can be viewed on EFWBA's YouTube Channel.
Robert Allen is President & CEO
of Fort Worth Economic Development Partnership.
Previously, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Greg Abbott, and most recently served as President and CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC).
During his six years leading TxEDC, Robert spearheaded initiatives that advanced the organization's mission to market Texas as the best state for business, including major international business missions to Japan, India and Europe. His organization's efforts have helped catapult Texas to a record-breaking number of Governor's Cups as awarded by Site Selection Magazine.fort worth edp
RSVP for March 7, 2024
Please confirm your attendance before Friday, March 1.
Paul Rodman asked us to share this info about the Scout Troops that meet across the street from the church.
Pack 12 is for boys Kindergarden through 5th grade.
Pack 12 meets Tuesdays from 7 to 8pm at "The Scout Hut" 3912 Mount Vernon St. (the building across street -south- of Meadowbrook - Poly United Methodist Church).
TROOP 12 is for boys and girls ages 11-17. They meet on Fridays from 7 to 8:30pm, unless they are out camping.
For more info contact:
Paul Rodman: 817.903.0000
Esthela Muñoz (en español) 817.798.9883
SCOUTING is a wonderful organization teaching youth excellent skills for adult life.
Meadowbrook-Poly United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
3900 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, 76103.
Usually in the building on North side of church complex, closest to Meadowbrook. Overflow Parking on West side of street.
Doors Open 11:30 Lunch 11:45 – 1:00 pm
Meals $15.00 Members • $20.00 Non-Members
The Eastside has many people and organizations quietly serving the community in East Fort Worth. They see a need, they find a way to fulfill the need, and they provide for their neighbors.
Many of our EFWBA members are also active in these other organizations, and EFWBA supports their good works!
Links to the events pages below.