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We Live Here. We Give Here.

I believe giving back to those around us are one of the most fulfilling things you can do. I am also of the belief that it does not matter what you do to give back; it all matters. Picking up trash at our City Parks, delivering meals to people in need, helping kids learn to swim, feeding young adults who are doing their part to fight cancer, or assisting families in making ends meet during the holidays. 

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Revitalization

Revitalize. Revitalization. Redevelopment. In our crazy world of build-build-build, we often overlook redevelopment as one of the most important things we can do as a community to increase our property values, breathe life into new and existing small businesses and develop more profound community pride. Redevelopment by its own definition is the action of revitalizing tired or out of date shopping centers, homes, and green spaces. It also means making small yet meaningful changes in the ingress and egress of certain places of business to ease traffic and congestion on main roads such as 620. Although much of Lakeway is “new,” the heart and soul of our city is in the charm of the original homes, buildings and shopping centers. These “originals” are the roots of our community, and I believe they are worth cultivating, fertilizing and enhancing. 

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Multi-Generational Lens

If you closed your eyes and envisioned Lakeway in 10 years, what would that look like? What would the typical family look like? How would they interact with each other and their community? Prior to my mom’s death in March of 2018, my home was filled with five people from four generational categories. My mom, a Traditionalist, my husband a Baby Boomer, myself, a Generation Xer, and my younger kids, Gen Zers. Five people who grew up developing values in different social, economic, technological and political norms. Despite this, we were expected to contribute, cooperate, and thrive. Similar to the citizens of our community, just on a smaller scale. 

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TGIF

Friday. TGIF. Friyay! Freedom. What does Friday mean to you? This Friday at 5:00PM is the deadline for applications to run for either a council seat or the Mayor’s office. The attention toward the importance of local elections is on the rise. The media coverage that has been focused on our city has churned the need for oversight, focus and engagement within our municipality and beyond. This brings us back to freedom. The freedom to cast our vote as we see fit, the freedom to elect representatives who we feel align with our values and freedom to speak about what is important to you. 

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