HCC Lunch & Learn: The Future of the Hill Country
Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)
PLEASE NOTE date has changed to THURSDAY, MARCH 28th
Please join HCC for a one-hour Lunch and Learn, presented by Forestar, discussing the future of our Texas Hill Country. We'll look at major changes happening in the Hill Country and hear from panelists about how rapid growth will affect our native landscape. Panelists will discuss policy initiatives, the role of cities and counties, infrastructure challenges, conservation efforts and how landowners are striving to have a voice in the future of the Texas Hill Country.
Thursday, March 28th
Moderator: George Cofer, Hill Country Conservancy, Executive Director
Cassie Gresham, Attorney-At-Law, Braun & Gresham
Patrick Rose, President, Corridor Title
David Baker, Executive Director, Wimberley Valley Watershed
Green Pastures Restaurant
811 Live Oak Street
Austin, TX 78704
Registration/Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.
Presentation 12 to 1 p.m.
(Registration fees include gourmet vegetarian and meat buffet)
HCC would like to thank Forestar for sponsoring this Lunch and Learn Presentations.
George Cofer, a sixth-generation Austinite and fifth-generationTexasrancher, is Executive Director of Hill Country Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust that marshals public and private resources to preserve the natural areas, scenic vistas, waters and rural heritage of the Texas Hill Country for people to enjoy for generations to come.
Gresham, who joined Braun & Associates in 2004, was instrumental in bringing about the historic Dahlstrom Ranch conservation easement, a rare collaboration between a private landowner, a county, a federal agency, and a city to protect drinking water and provide public open space. She oversees the firm’s unique Ecological Laboratory program which arranges partnerships between rural landowners with research universities. Since the program’s inception in 2005 it has grown ten fold, and Gresham has successfully achieved EcoLab status for 106 landowners, secured almost 30,000 acres of land for ecological research and gained approval for EcoLab applications in 14 different appraisal districts. Gresham also leads the firm’s lobbying practice where she has worked on four successful bond-election campaigns, raising more than $100 million for central Texas open space, parks and water quality. Along with other members of the Braun & Gresham team, Gresham is actively representing landowners across Texas threatened by proposed transmission lines.
Patrick founded Corridor Title in October 2010, and serves as its President. He is responsible for managing the company, directing client services and development, and implementing Corridor Title’s growth. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Law School and Princeton University, and was first licensed to practice law in May 2006.
Patrick was born and raised in Dripping Springs, graduated from its public schools, and is active in the Dripping Springs and San Marcos communities. He served Hays, Caldwell, and Blanco Counties for eight years in the Texas House of Representatives. Patrick strongly believes that his responsibility, and that of Corridor Title and its employees, is to both deliver a high quality of customer service and to purposefully serve the communities of our region.
When & Where
Hill Country Conservancy
Hill Country Conservancy marshals public and private resources to preserve the natural areas and scenic vistas, aquifers and springs, rivers and streams, working farms and ranches, and the rural heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country for people to enjoy and cherish for generations to come.