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FLORESVILLE -- An unprecedented action by the Floresville City Council during its Nov. 29 meeting has swept several new members into positions on the boards of the 4A, Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC), and the Planning and Zoning Commission.

The new 4A and FEDC boards have each held meetings following the appointments, and city officials are optimistic about the future of the city.

City Manager Andy Joslin said the immediate future is going to be a learning period.

“Right now, the board members are using this time to familiarize themselves with the bylaws and regulations of their particular organization,” Joslin said. “Once the learning process is over, then the boards can move forward. City staff is looking forward to a great year and bright future working in conjunction with the new board members for the best interest of Floresville.”

Councilman Mario Morones said that the work being done by the new boards is encouraging.

“The newly appointed members are showing a lot of drive,” Morones said. “They want to do what’s right for the people and that is all I have wanted to do from day one. I think we made some good appointments and they are hopefully going to get the job done right.”

FEDC Secretary Mary Helen Tieken believes that there is much work ahead for her and her colleagues.

“We had an interesting first meeting,” Tieken said. “It was a bit like jumping into a cold bath, since all of us were brand new. But I can speak for my fellow board members in the hope that we can be responsible stewards of the people’s money. Part of the role of the FEDC is development and to ensure Floresville stays competitive. I am optimistic for the future, but guardedly so.”

4A President Bill Gleeson said he believes the 4A board accomplished much in its recent meeting.

“We had a good initial meeting,” Gleeson said. “There is a lot of excitement and interest within the board. We are looking forward to finding out direction from the council, but overall I am optimistic and excited about the future.”

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