I think we can safely say, judging by our numbers, that our January meeting with Mayor Mattie Parker was a hit! I heard several of our members comment after the meeting that 'we always get a straight answer from Mayor Parker and are not left scratching our heads wondering where she stands on an issue.' Candid, direct answers… how refreshing for a “politician”!
For our February meeting, we will be hosted by Dr. David Saenz with Fort Worth ISD at the Teaching and Learning Center.
Dr. Saenz will tell us all about one of their refreshed and expanded initiatives, Vital Link. According to the FWISD website, Vital Link is a “unique business and education partnership program designed to give students and their teachers the opportunity to gain real world work experience and apply the skills learned at school to the workplace”.
I hope you will all turn out for this meeting prepared to ask questions and offer insight into some business opportunities available in our community. I’m excited to hear more about this program, and the future of Fort Worth ISD.
As I’m certain you’ve heard, the Superintendent of FWISD, Dr. Kent Scribner, recently announced his retirement. Although, how that transition will occur is still undecided, there is no doubt changes are on the horizon for the school district. In addition to that change, there is also going to be a special election in May to fill the trustee position for District 4 left vacant by the unexpected passing of Daphne Brookins. I encourage you to get informed, solicit candidates and get involved, because Education is Good Business!
In other news, we are exploring the possibility of forming a separate Political Action Committee for our organization. If you are interested in helping us navigate that process or have experience with forming a PAC, please let us know. This will be a new direction for us, and will hopefully give us more success when pushing our mission to encourage and coordinate economic growth and new development in East Fort Worth.
Finally, if you haven’t done so already, please renew your memberships on the JOIN page. JOIN For those who have already done so, thank you for your continued support. I look forward to seeing you all on February 10th.
Mike Shedd, President, 2022
DATE CHANGE! LOCATION CHANGE!
Our February 10th guest speaker is David Saenz with FWISD. Lunch will be prepared by the culinary students from OD Wyatt HS.
We will meet at the Fort Worth ISD Teaching and Learning Center, 1050 Bridgewood Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76112.
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Our March 3 guest speaker has not been confirmed yet. When we know who is planned, it will be posted here. Stay tuned for details. We will meet at the church this month.