State Rep. Dale to speak at Aug. 15 Leander City Council meeting

Freshman year is over.

First-term State Rep. Tony Dale will provide District 136 constituents with a summary of his first legislative session—and three subsequent special sessions. His informational campaign begins Aug. 15 when Dale will update Leander City Council.

The power point presentation will include a high-level overview, Dale said, of state budget items, tax cuts and business-related benefits that may effect area residents and companies. Most of the updates will be positive in nature, he said.

In addition to visiting Leander City Council, Dale said he also has preliminary arrangements to visit Cedar Park and Leander chamber luncheons as well as various service clubs throughout his district.

Leander City Council will meet 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Pat Bryson Municipal Hall, 201 N. Brushy St.

By Joe Lanane
Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the Mason-Dixon line in 2011 as the Stillwater News-Press news editor. He arrived at Community Impact Newspaper in 2012, gaining experience as editor of the company’s second-oldest publication in Leander/Cedar Park. He eventually became Central Austin editor, covering City Hall and the urban core of the city. Lanane leveraged that experience to become Austin managing editor in 2016. He managed eight Central Texas editions from Georgetown to San Marcos. Working from company headquarters, Lanane also became heavily involved in enacting corporate-wide editorial improvements. In 2017, Lanane was promoted to executive editor, overseeing editorial operations throughout the company. The Illinois native received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his journalism master’s degree from Ball State University.