We are winding up the summer and the term of the current KWA Board. I want to thank the Board for their dedication of time, talent, insight, expertise and passion. It would not be King William without your efforts.
I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year of transition and great accomplishments. Here are a few of the highlights:
Granted $76,553 in funds to support neighborhood organizations that make our community a better place.
Recruited, interviewed and hired our new Executive Director, Tracy Moon, who has a strong business, financial and preservation background and who will lead us to the next level.
Updated our financial systems and hired a new bookkeeper.
Completed an audit of the organization (occurs every 3 years).
Evaluated our operations to determine whether we were using best practices/standards.
Re-established our connection with Lavaca Neighborhood Association and exchanged members. KWA and LNA will jointly host a National Night Out event at Brackenridge High School in October.
The Cultural Arts Committee (CAC) commissioned seating and wayfinding signs within the neighborhood.
Saw attendance at concerts in the park increase from around 100 to between 250-500.
Transitioned the monthly newsletter to digital format; a paper copy to be provided for those that want one. The digital format will allow a coordinated communication campaign to members that includes emails, website, etc.
The welcome wagon will be reinstituted and a new membership drive launched.
Held the most successful King William Fair, garnering numerous state awards, achieving the highest green certification, having the highest attendance ever and the largest gross and net income on record.
I want to thank you, the members, the Board and the King William Association staff for making the last two years so fulfilling and gratifying. While I have truly enjoyed my time on the Board, working to improve our neighborhood, it is now time for a new president to lead us into the future. I am confident that the organization is in great hands moving forward.