It’s unanimous: So much to be thankful for in Round Rock

  • November 25, 2015

  • By Will Hampton

  • Posted In: The Quarry
city council members

We’re thankful for our remarkable City Council. From left are George White, Place 2; Craig Morgan, Place 1; Frank Leffingwell, Place 3; Mayor Alan McGraw; Writ Baese, Place 5; Kris Whitfield, Place 6; and Will Peckham, Place 4

We feel pretty blessed to call Round Rock home. There’s a lot to be thankful for here. We live in one of the safest communities in the nation, we’ve got great schools, and our library and parks are regularly honored for excellence.

Sure, there are tough issues to confront — traffic tops the list, no doubt — but we’ve got a City Council that’s focused on thoughtful solutions, with an eye to the future and how to make this place even better.

So we thought it appropriate to ask them what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Mayor Alan McGraw

I’m thankful for a wonderful family, some amazing friends, and a thriving community to call home. I’m thankful to live in a place where we can come together to work, play, learn, and worship, but still celebrate the differences that we share. Looking around the nation and world, I can’t think of any place I’d rather be than right here in Round Rock! And for that, I am very thankful!

Councilmember Craig Morgan

First and foremost I am thankful for God. I am also thankful for my family and friends. Finally, I am so grateful for our citizens who make Round Rock the great place it is.

Mayor Pro-Tem/Councilmember George White

I am very thankful that of all the places that my wife and I have lived we found Round Rock almost 18 years ago. What a welcoming city and what a joy to watch it grow and prosper.

Councilmember Frank Leffingwell

This year I am thankful to have the love and support of my family and friends and to live, work, and worship in Round Rock.

Councilmember Will Peckham

I am thankful for a healthy family.

Councilmember Writ Baese

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for my family and friends. I am looking forward to spending some time with them this week. I am also thankful for all the great neighbors we have that make Round Rock our home.  It’s their hard work that has made our community the great place it is.

Councilmember Kris Whitfield

I am so thankful for my family and friends. Also, to live in a community that embraces one another as family.