It is with mixed emotions that I announce that our Executive Director, Cherise Bell, has decided to leave the King William Association to take on a new position where she will continue her passion for preservation and restoration.  

Cherise was the KWA’s first ED when she was hired in May 2012.  She has done a remarkable job over the last five years taking a wholly volunteer organization and transforming it into a truly professionally-run nonprofit.  She professionalized the organization’s procedures, operations, membership interaction, and community and government relations.

Dear Neighbors,

With our newly elected board, we are off to a great start.  I am honored to be re-elected as your President and am excited about serving you for another year.  I want to thank those Board members who are stepping down for your hard work and contributions to the Association and the community.  Your presence on the board will be missed, but we hope you will remain involved! 

This past year was a busy one with several accomplishments including:

I hope everyone is having a great summer!  While the kids are out of school, things at the KWA continue to move along. 

The City rolled out its pilot parking program for the King William and Lavaca neighborhoods.  The KWA is assisting with its implementation. If you live or work on an affected street, you should have been contacted by the KWA to inform you about the new parking guidelines.  For more information, contact the KWA office. 

Hello, Neighbors, 

We are already past halfway through the summer, and I hope it is going well for you and your family. 

Neighbors and friends celebrated the July 4th holiday with our annual King William Regatta and picnic in Upper Mill Park.  Thanks to all the participants in the regatta, and congratulations to our new champions in the canoe division: the father and son team of Bradley and Alec Toland!  We had a great turnout for the picnic after the regatta.  Thanks to all who attended and for the delicious food everyone brought.  I also want to thank Brad Shaw and his volunteers who made the picnic such a success.  If you were not able to attend this year, we hope to see you at next year’s regatta and picnic.  It’s a great way to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends.

It’s hard to believe that it is already summer.  The kids are home, vacations are planned and the fun begins. 

We had a very busy spring, which was capped off by another successful King William Fair.  We are still tabulating the results and will report them when final.  The results are no doubt due to the dedication and support of our staff, sponsors, volunteers, and of course our residents.  I personally want extend a huge thank you to Zet Baer, who is stepping down as the Fair organizer, for her years of service and leadership.  Zet’s vision and leadership made the Fair what it is today and we promise to build on it as we move forward.