Promoting East Fort Worth since 1974

You are Invited to Attend our Lunch Meeting the First Thursday of the Month

Mayor Betsy Price

Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected in 2011 as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth. In 2017, Price was re-elected for her fourth two-year term.

Along with her focus on promoting jobs, strengthening education, fighting crime and improving mobility, Price has made significant strides along the path toward her vision of a healthy, engaged and fiscally responsible city.

Instead of sitting in cars, on the couch or in the office, Price believes in a community that naturally promotes physical activity throughout the day.

Under her leadership, Fort Worth has become a foremost cycling community, adding miles of new bike lanes and trails. Promoting pedestrian-friendly urban villages has also remained a staple of Price’s vision for rebuilding the city’s urban core. Moreover, she continues to push her long-term goal of linking neighborhoods and job centers with a comprehensive and convenient commuter rail system.

Price found several ways to promote grassroots government. Most notably, her Walking and Rolling Town Halls have broken the mold of that tired town hall meeting with a casual—and healthy—way for citizens to connect with city leaders. Price also understands the power of the Internet to bring communities together to seize opportunities and address challenges. In 2013, Price led the charge to launch YourFortWorth.org, the city’s first 24/7 online public forum allowing citizens to share and vote on new ideas to improve their city.

We invite every business owner, professional person, firm, corporation or non-profit organization, to join us for our monthly meetings. Meet other business owners, individuals and city officials that influence our daily lives.

Our meetings present timely discussions on events and politics affecting the business environment. We provide civic and community information, plans for development of new roads, trade areas, recreational areas and projects of vital interest to East Fort Worth.

The East Fort Worth Business Association was founded in 1974 for the purpose of being a lobbying group to address issues vital to the economic development of East Fort Worth. The first task for this group was to see that the toll charges were taken off the I-30 corridor, which was called the Turnpike. This important route to the east was built with the promise to the citizens that the tolls would be removed when the roadway was paid for. Being successful in this attempt didn’t stop the organization from continuing their efforts to fulfill their mission of:“Providing a monthly forum on topics related to the growth and development of East Fort Worth, development, implementation, and advertising the economics of East Fort Worth, advocating for the advancement, development, and improvement of the infra-structure of East Fort Worth (this includes street design, zoning, landscaping, and beautification projects), reviewing and critiqueing issues and projects of interest to business and community of East Fort Worth.”

The mission is still the same today for this long-time organization. It was founded as a 501(c)4 so that it could be involved in non-partisan political issues. Working with the neighborhoods and Fort Worth City Government offices for the betterment of East Fort Worth sometimes leads to involvement in the political arena.

Smokey's Barbeque

5300 E. Lancaster Road Fort Worth 76112

To ensure enough accommodations for everyone be sure to call in your reservations & please bring a guest!

Reservations: 817-496-9477 | or email treasurer@efwba.org

 

Lunch $15 members
$20 non-members

Doors Open 11:30, meeting at 11:45 a.m.

Use the button below to pay in advance:

LUNCH

EFWBA  P.O. Box 8861  Fort Worth, TX 76124-0861

817.496.9477

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