|Liz Sumter honored for conservation work|
- Liz led the support and funding for our Hays County Greenprint for Growth in collaboration with Envision Central Texas, Trust for Public Lands, and surrounding counties;
- She placed a parks and open space bond vote on the 2007 ballot worth $30 million.
- She has been a leader in watershed protection issues ranging from water conservation measures in support of rainwater collection to support of funding the Watershed protection planning process for the upper San Marcos River;
- She supported the funding of the expansion and development of parks at Five-Mile Dam and the new nature center at Purgatory Creek Natural Area;
- She supported the recent court vote to apply an additional $800,000 to expand Upper Purgatory as part of a Trust for Public Lands project.
Volunteer of the Year
Each year we also honor an SMGA volunteer for long hours of hard work, helping us overcome a challenge, or completing a noteworthy project. This year our award is given to someone who can claim achievement by each of those measures.
|Sheila Torres-Blank volunteer of the year|
It was a hands-up unanimous vote by everyone we asked that this year’s recipient for volunteer of the year award should go to Sheila Torres-Blank.