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2019 Annual Report

October 16, 2019
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October 14, 2019
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October 17, 2019

As you likely know, Texoma Council of Governments transitioned to new leadership this last year, but despite the changes, we have remained laser-focused and doubled-down in our committed efforts to deliver lifeline services and improve quality of life throughout the region. We have seen a surge in growth throughout Texoma, and it is no secret that growth is expected to continue for years as the northern front of the DFW Metroplex inches closer and closer to Texoma.

With that growth comes the acknowledgement that there will continue to be plenty of regional challenges ahead of us - and plenty of opportunities to collaborate with our member governments, agency and non-profit partners, and private sector supporters in our combined effort to sustain a healthy region. We have a proven track record of identifying and addressing unmet needs through available resources, and as you will see in this report we have worked hard to increase those resources in pursuit of our vision through the provision of direct services and programs we offer to children, families, and seniors. Additionally, we have returned focus to our member jurisdictions through the introduction of a small cities workshop series.

As significant as our accomplishments have been this past year, they are not ours alone to celebrate. If not for the commitment, support, and sacrifice of so many caring and dedicated individuals, the true measure of our significance in the region would never materialized. My sincerest thanks to the numerous volunteers, Advisory and Governing Board members, partners, and member jurisdictions for all their contributions and for being better leaders building better lives.

Eric M. Bridges, Executive Director