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Sabinal – Rural Roundup: Sprouting Homegrown Opportunities

September 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sprouting Homegrown Opportunities

Join HCA and the H. E. Butt Foundation in Sabinal on September 9th for the Rural Roundup, a traveling community showcase!

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Want to learn how rural communities can revive local economies and develop new business opportunities? Spend the day in Sabinal exploring ways to engage vacant real estate, draw in community-centered investors, and prepare a well-qualified workforce. In addition to interactive panels, this event will feature a keynote presentation and discussion led by Monte Anderson of Neighborhood Evolution.

Get inspired as we learn what works, what doesn’t, and what you can bring back to your own community! Click here to register for this FREE event – seating is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Agenda Overview:

After convening at the Sabinal Public Library, we will kick off the day with a look at some of Sabinal’s biggest opportunities for growth during a walkabout of downtown Sabinal, led by local leaders. We will then load up and relocate to Nora’s Tacos (426 Fisher Ave E, Sabinal, TX 78881) for lunch and an inspiring presentation from Monte Anderson with Neighborhood Evolution on incremental development and community and place building. After lunch, we will explore workforce development as well as housing and business development during two panels featuring leaders from Sabinal and beyond. Click here to view and download the full agenda.

Theme: Sprouting Homegrown Opportunities
Saturday, September 9, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sabinal Public Library, 305 N Center Street, Sabinal, TX 78881
Preview the Day:
10:00 AM – Refreshments & Welcome
10:20 AM – Downtown Walkabout
10:45 AM – Drive to Nora’s Tacos
11:00 AM – Keynote: Neighborhood Evolution
12:15 PM – Lunch at Nora’s Tacos
12:30 PM – Panel: Workforce Development
1:10 PM – Panel: Housing & Business
1:50 PM – Closing
2:00 PM – Event ends
Free event – RSVP Required by 9/7

Learn More about the Partnership:

This event will be the third in the Rural Roundup series and will showcase Sabinal and a unique program, challenge, or lesson learned within. Topics in the series so far have ranged from local education opportunities to maintaining community character, from Junction to Bandera. The series will conclude in November with a one-day symposium in Leakey, TX.

The Leading in the Rural Hill Country Collaboration envisions a healthy and thriving Texas Rural Hill Country through a collaborating network of diverse leaders – both emerging and established. To help make this vision a reality, we work to connect leaders in the Texas Rural Hill Country so that we can identify common challenges, share solutions, and pursue opportunities for our region’s future.

NOTE: Date updated from August 26 to September 9 as of 7/21/23


September 9, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sabinal Public Library
312 N Center St
Sabinal, TX 78881 United States
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Hill Country Alliance
H. E. Butt Foundation