Type B Projects
Grayson County Seeks Better Interagency Communication
|Picture: Judge Drue Bynum (front third from left) pictured here with Grayson County Mayors, TCOG Director, Workforce Solutions and Economic Development Directors.|
Last week the Mayors of all Grayson County cities, the economic development entities and Texoma Council of Governments met for the first time to form a group in order to increase communications for informal interaction between the Grayson County communities.
This effort is a vision of the Grayson County Judge, Drue Bynum, to bring the county leaders together for the purpose of effective communications and planning for future Grayson County growth and prosperity. Judge Bynum noted the importance of unity among the cities while working towards the growth of the County with promotions, job attractions and employer retention programs. The meeting was facilitated by Workforce Solutions Texoma leadership Janie Bates and Bob Bearden and held in the boardroom at the Workforce Solutions Texoma building located on Texoma Drive in Sherman. The group agreed to meet the third Thursday of each month either at Workforce Solutions or in other cities on a rotational basis.
At this first time meeting the group was updated on community economic growths and other events in the county. Workforce Solutions was represented and along with the community updates a snapshot of the current unemployment and stimulus package was presented. Those communities who joined Judge Drue Bynum included Denison, Dorchester, Knollwood, Pottsboro, Sherman, Southmayd, Tom Bean, Van Alstyne, Whitesboro, Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) and Workforce Solutions Texoma.
Whitesboro's Welcome Marquee Sign
The construction of this was paid for by a Texas Department of Agriculture GO TEXAN (see GO TEXAN link at left sidebar) Downtown Beautification grant and the Whitesboro Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO).
Post Office Beautification
The Whitesboro Post Office property is owned by the Whitesboro Economic Development Corporation and is leased to the United States Postal Service with a 20 year lease agreement. The grounds recently took on a new look with the addition of Texas Native plants and a new rock bed on the corner of Main & Union where the Service Monument was relocated from the corner to the center of the bed for better viewing of the monument.
The Economic Development Director represents Whitesboro at Travel Show.
The Whitesboro Economic Development Corporation is a member of the Red River Valley Tourism Association and partners with other communities on both sides of the Red River to promote tourism in the region. Pictured here is Jannis Ayers, Electra, TX; Janis Crawley, Whitesboro TX; Sammie Hatfield, Henrietta, TX and Myra Busby, Seymour, TX. Others who attended the show represented Bowie, Paris, Sherman, Gainesville, and Nocona Texas and Duncan, Ardmore and Durant Oklahoma.
Godwin Park Restroom Facility
Recently, the Whitesboro Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) completed the new restroom facility located at Godwin Park.
Godwin Park needed this facility to complete the latest updates and to complement the play area and covered pavilion. Pictured are the City of Whitesboro Employees and the Parks & Recreation Director that help to make this project complete.
The Economic Development Corporation spent $40,000.00 on this park enhancement project.