The Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce will present a “Report to the Community” on Thursday, October 3, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Mineral Wells.
“The report will focus on the results achieved to date by the Chamber and its partners in implementing ‘Envision Mineral Wells’, a strategic plan for the community’s economic sustainability, adopted by the city council and Chamber’s board of directors in 2016,” stated Raymond Greenwood, interim Chamber president.
The plan was developed in 2015 through a six-month community visioning process led by Wes Jurey, immediate past chair of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, and immediate past CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
Lance Howerton, Mineral Wells City Manager at the time, added, “100 community leaders met during that six-month timeframe to evaluate the community’s demographics over the past 20 years, identify and evaluate challenges and opportunities, and come to consensus in articulating a vision for the future.”
“The city council then retained Wes Jurey to develop a strategic plan that defined who would do what by when to move the community forward in achieving the vision,” stated former Mayor Mike Allen.
According to Rhett Warren, chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, “Once the plan was adopted, ‘Team Mineral Wells’ was established by the Chamber as a collaborative approach, supporting a partnership between the chamber, city, county, Mineral Wells Industrial Foundation and Mineral Wells ISD.”
Highlights of the report in the three years since the plan’s adoption will include:
• Results achieved from two Team Mineral Wells delegation visits to Austin in 2017 and 2019.
• The establishment of a model for Rural Economic Development in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the ATIP Foundation.
• The launch of Texas UASWERX at the Mineral Wells Regional Airport to support the growth of the unmanned and autonomous aviation industry in the region.
The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 8:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Mineral Wells, 100 S.W. 4th Avenue.