Texas A&M target communities

COLLEGE STATION, TX – Texas Target Communities (TxTC) at Texas A&M University has selected Comanche County as a community partner for the 2020-2021 academic year. Faculty, staff, and students at Texas A&M will assist community leaders plan for the future. TxTC is currently exploring specific project opportunities to connect expertise on campus for the coming school year.

“This project is huge for Comanche County and we are very eager to partner with Texas A&M,” said the Honorable Stephanie L. Davis, Comanche County Judge.

TxTC, Texas A&M faculty, and students will work with the community to develop a Comprehensive Strategic Plan. The 18-month planning process will seek input from a community task force, representative of the different communities within the community, and the public at various points. For this academic year, TxTC will identify projects which address Comanche County’s need for economic development, housing strategies, land use considerations, transportation, and resilience strategies, among other topics.

TxTC Associate Director Jaimie Hicks Masterson stated, “The county applied to the program in April after reading through the Liberty County Strategic Plan that TxTC completed in 2016.  The eagerness from leadership and community champions demonstrated they were ready to take on this effort and vote to action.”

Do you want to join the planning task force to help prepare for Comanche County’s Tomorrow?  Applications will be accepted until October 26, 2020 at https://forms.gle/WcuMgzrumpsybsyE9

TxTC looks forward to the partnership between Comanche County and Texas A&M University during the upcoming academic year.

 About Texas Target Communities

Founded in 1980, Texas Target Communities is an initiative between the Office of the Provost at and the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. TxTC provides technical assistance to small, under-served communities across the state and focuses on holistic efforts to address land use planning, development management, and a host of challenges (i.e. civic, environmental, economic, etc.) encountered by communities today. For more information, visit http://ttc.arch.tamu.edu/.

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