In late December, we found out that my husband was named Person of the Year by our local newspaper the Williamson County Sun.
WHEREAS, Eric Lashley has been named a 2016 Person of the Year by the Williamson County Sun;
WHEREAS, in June, Lashley marked his 20th year with the Georgetown Public Library, 16 of them at the helm, leading staff and volunteers who are dedicated to open and equal access to information, technology, lifelong learning, cultural enrichment and the joys of reading; and
WHEREAS, Lashley’s leadership of the City’s art and culture efforts has resulted in the Texas Commission on the Arts designation for our Cultural District, made Georgetown more beautiful through public art projects, including sculpture and murals, and brought City staff together with citizens and local arts nonprofits to foster collaboration and improved quality of life for all through the arts, and
WHEREAS, Lashley has worked to connect people experiencing homelessness and other economic disadvantages with programs designed to help them, created a learning environment for preschoolers and their parents and has implemented a bike share program, a bookmobile and public computer services; and
WHEREAS, Lashley is a devoted, compassionate and intelligent leader who turns outward to look at the community and assess their needs; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of our community benefit greatly from Eric’s talents, compassion, knowledge, experience, and expertixe,
NOW, THEREFORE, I DALE ROSS, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, do hereby offer a sincere thank you and pay special tribute to