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State of Lakeway set for Jan. 24
The City of Lakeway invites everyone to attend the next State of Lakeway address at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing.
Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox will review and provide updates on the city's progress on initiatives begun in 2018, many of which are well under way or have been completed.
For those who are unable to attend, the city will livestream and archive video of the meeting at  www.lakeway-tx.gov/videos.
City planning effort kicks off
Lakeway's volunteer Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee got off to a strong start in the new year with a kick-off meeting on Jan. 15 led by consultant Design Workshop. The committee's mission is to develop a new comprehensive plan for Lakeway that will be used for the next 15-20 years. Once approved by City Council, the plan will help guide city leaders in areas such as land use, transportation, infrastructure, parks and recreation, wildlife management, and historical preservation.
The committee will soon begin coordinating citizen input and working with other city commissions and committees.
Drop in for dinner and a speaker
Did you know that you may purchase drop-in tickets for the Viewpoints dinner speaker series?
Normally, the series is sold in season blocks, but it is possible to attend as a drop-in for $35 per person per dinner based on availability.
Classical guitarist and composer Susan McDonald is the guest speaker at the next Viewpoints at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek.
She has performed in the Amazon Rainforest and Carnegie Hall and for U.S. presidents.
Catering by Santana will provide the dinner.
For information, call 512-261-1010.
Start 2019 by helping others and making yourself feel good at the next Lakeway Community Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek.
We Are Blood dedicates blood from all community drives for use in the 10-county area surrounding Travis County. Donors will know they are helping others.
Organizers give prospective donors with appointments priority during the donation process. Walk-ins are always welcome, too.
To schedule an appointment or for information, contact the coordinators at lakewaycommunityblooddrive@gmail.com or visit www.wrbdonor.org and search for Group Code A197.
The We Are Blood website also includes useful information regarding eligibility and answers to other frequently asked questions.
To be eligible, donors need to be in good health, at least 17 years old and weigh 115 pounds or more for whole blood donations. Photo identification is required. Organizers recommend that donors eat a good meal and drink liquids.
The City of Lakeway is hosting a contest to rename the city’s blog, which has been called Lakeway Connection for the last several years.
The city’s Public Engagement Advisory Committee and Communications Coordinator Devin Monk will review submissions and select one winner.
The winner will receive a gift basket of City of Lakeway promotional items, and one copy of Lewis H. Carlson’s history book, “Lakeway: A Hill Country Community.”
“The blog name served the city well, but we felt it was time for a new name that better represents the city as well as the blog’s tone and message,” Cox said. “I invite our community members to submit their ideas for a new blog name that reflects the identity of the city.”
Email news@lakeway-tx.gov with your blog name submission limited to a few words by 5 p.m. Feb. 1. Please include BLOG NAME in the subject line as well as your name and contact phone number. The winner will be notified by phone after the committee's Feb. 6 meeting.
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