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Mayor's Blog | September 18, 2023

Posted on September 18, 2023 at 4:58 PM by Robert Taylor

Hello, my fellow brothers and sisters of Boerne. I hope everyone enjoyed the week. I had several opportunities this past week to be a part of some amazing things in our community.

First up, I had the opportunity to speak with some of the most important members of our community when I visited a class of first graders at Fabra Elementary School. I was very impressed by the great questions they asked. Our future depends on how we raise and educate our future leaders, and I will say, the future looks bright when I look at those amazing, smart, energetic first graders.

Suicide Prevention Proclamation

Secondly, I was honored to proclaim September as Suicide Prevention Month and bring awareness to a topic that is often considered taboo. I was surrounded by so many amazing individuals that work endlessly and tirelessly to help those who are struggling. I encourage us all to be diligent in asking about each other’s wellbeing and to encourage each other daily. “We are called to be the light in the world and are assured that the darkness will never overcome it.” - John1: 1-5.

For some midweek fun, I had the honor and privilege to attend the City’s annual service award luncheon and enjoy lunch with many of the City employees. The theme for the year is “Rock Stars,” and with an amazing group of people who keep Boerne running, keep us safe, keep our utilities working, and keep our parks and streets in great working order, the theme fits perfectly. Most of all, I want to just say thank you, thank you, thank you! Boerne is a unique town; we provide many services and the departments and individuals who make up each department are dedicated, determined, equipped, and willing to do whatever they can to help make and keep Boerne an amazing community. Great job all of you and may this next year be even better for you and our community.

Lastly, I had the privilege to preside over a celebration of life service on Saturday and I am always humbled to be a part of these services. They are a reminder that life is always precious, and that we should not take it for granted. During the service, I reflected on the life of our brother in Christ who went home and is now rejoicing with all the saints who went before him. I was reminded that each and every one of us can and will make an impact on this world. Big or small, our impact will be made. My question for us all this week: What will your impact be? Only you can decide the impact you will make! Choose well, my brothers and sisters. I pray my impact is one that is positive, life-giving, one that those first graders and all of us in our community will benefit from. Be the light in the darkness! Have a great week.

Faithfully His,

Mayor Frank