2019 Annual Report
This Annual Report highlights the accomplishments of each City department. As you review this report, please keep in mind that these accomplishments were realized by a relatively small staff of about 160 City employees. These employees worked hand in hand with the City Council, advisory boards, and citizen volunteers.
These accomplishments would also not have been possible without the partnerships we enjoy with numerous local organizations. This includes Gillespie County, the Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Economic Development Commission, Hill Country Memorial, and FISD, as well as civic organizations and local churches. These individuals and organizations supported the City throughout the year and should share in the pride of the accomplishments noted in this report.
Last year’s Annual Report included a summary of the community-wide, long-range visioning process which was completed in October 2018. This process included 20 months of meetings, 600 different survey responses, and input from over 100 committee members. These citizen committees focused on four primary areas including business, government, quality of life, and family life. The committee members recognized that Fredericksburg was a great place to live, work, raise a family, and even retire. However, they also recognized that we need to make certain changes and improvements so that future generations will be able to continue to enjoy living and working in our community.
In the development of the final visioning report, “A Path to the Future,” concerns were expressed that the recommendations included in this study might not be implemented. Comments were made that the study might not generate any positive outcomes in either the short-term or on a long-range basis. This Annual Report highlights some of the positive steps that have been taken over the past year to address the recommendations included in the final visioning report.
In reviewing this Annual Report, it is important that we ask ourselves certain questions. Are we on the right track to achieving some of our long-range visions? Are there specific actions that the City and other local organizations have taken that were recommended in this visioning report? What additional steps do we need to take over the next several years to more fully address some of our long-range visions? Are we moving forward with the changes and improvements needed to ensure that people will continue to enjoy the opportunity to live and work in Fredericksburg for many years?
We are pleased to present the City of Fredericksburg 2019 Annual Report which highlights our accomplishments for the year. The document can be viewed by clicking the image of the report. If you would like a hard copy, they are available at City Hall.