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Hays County Recognizes POSAC Members for their Devotion to the Community with Proclamation

Members of the Hays County Parks and Open Space Advisory Commission (POSAC) received recognition Tuesday by the Hays County Commissioners Court for their efforts and contributions to the 2020 Parks and Open Space Bond program.

Under the program, which consists of $75M in general bonds to fund parks, open spaces, conservation lands, and recreational opportunities, five projects have received approval for funding since November 2021, including Sentinel Peak Preserve outside of Wimberley. Hays County Commissioners Court continues working to allocate the remaining funds. Parks bond projects will ensure the preservation of open spaces, protect the county’s ecology, create connecting trails, and restore beloved parks.

The court celebrated POSAC members with a proclamation recognizing their community leadership and expertise to improve the parks and open spaces of Hays County. Commissioners Mark Jones, Pct. 2 and Lon Shell, Pct. 3, co-sponsored the POSAC proclamation.

“Their long nights and continuous work that move Hays County towards a stronger, more equitable and inclusive community does not go unrecognized,” said Shell said.

Jones thanked the POSAC members for their enthusiasm and diligence to move projects forward. “Working to help build the Parks and Open Space Bond consisted of many hours and plenty of patience,” he said. “With the help of this dedicated team, we have come one step closer to seeing these community improvement projects come to life.”

Shell said he also applauds the Hays County community that came together to make these bond projects a reality. “I’m eager to continue working on these projects and to watch our community enjoy these loved spaces,” he said.

POSAC Members
Scott Way (Chair)
Blanca Loya (Vice Chair)
Burt Dement
Carolyn Gonzales
Jim Camp
Karen Ford
Kasey Mock
Kathryn Nichols
Lori Olson
Scott Tomhave
Laura DuPont
Lisa Prewitt

About the Parks Bond The 2020 Parks & Open Space Bond called for the issuance of $75 million to establish parks, open spaces, conservation lands, and other recreational opportunities in Hays County. In November 2021, the Parks & Open Space Advisory Commission (POSAC) provided funding recommendations to the Hays County Commissioners Court. To learn more and sign up for bond updates, visit or email


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