George Cofer, founder and CEO of the nonprofit organization Hill Country Conservancy, announced his retirement, which will be effective in April. The nonprofit organization located at 5524 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills, works to protect critical habitats, provide recreational access and promote conservation in the Greater Austin area, according to the organization’s website. Cofer, a lifelong conservationist and sixth-generation Austinite, founded the organization in 1999 and was instrumental in its growth over the past 20 years, according to a press release by the HCC. “When I helped found Hill Country Conservancy, I had high hopes for what we could accomplish as a community, but never did I imagine the immense impact we would have across the region,” Cofer said in the release. Under Cofer’s leadership the organization sourced over $50 million to support land conservation, water quality and publicly accessible trail projects, the release states. The HCC’s board of directors has contracted services from Scion Executive Search to aid in the effort of finding the group’s next CEO. 512-328-2481. www.hillcountryconservancy.org
Founder, CEO of Hill Country Conservancy to retire in April
Cofer will retire from his position in April. (Courtesy Hill Country Conservancy)
Economic leaders in Bee Cave are working on plans to help small businesses as much as possible amid fiscal pitfalls created by the COVID-19 crisis.
Keep up with updates from Travis County and Austin for the week of March 30 here.
The clinic relocated within the Westlake Oaks Office Park.
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Austin Regional Clinic will open drive-up COVID-19 testing sites across five sites.
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Vail Divide progress, drug testing updates, COVID-19 news, and more from Lake Travis ISD’s first digital meeting March 25
All district facilities are closed until April 13 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, however, the meeting’s agenda included a variety of subjects from a drug testing program to construction progress.
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