Breakfast Bites: Safety First, Community Awareness and Engagement in Georgetown

The next Breakfast Bites meeting on Dec. 11 will feature Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero and Fire Chief John Sullivan, on the topic of Safety First: Community Awareness and Engagement in Georgetown. The informal meeting opens at 8 a.m. in the Friends Room at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St. The talk will start at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and light breakfast snacks will be provided.

Wayne Nero was appointed police chief in April 2010. Prior to Georgetown, Nero served 16 years with the Desoto, Texas, Police Department. His background includes investigations, SWAT, bike patrol, training and special events security.

John Sullivan is a 26-year veteran of the fire services and currently serves as fire and medical chief in Georgetown. Sullivan became chief in Georgetown in January 2013. Since becoming chief, Sullivan has helped expand the department’s service delivery model and created the first fire-based Emergency Medical Service system in the region.

At the Dec. 11 meeting there will be updates from City staff on:

  • Art Center and Public Library events
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau updates
  • City Hall campus project update
  • 2030 Comprehensive Plan Update
  • Environmental Services update
  • Transportation updates
  • Parking updates

Also, learn about updates from downtown partner organizations and find out about new businesses in the downtown district that have opened or are under construction.

Breakfast Bites is a quarterly meeting of the Georgetown Main Street Program. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, to Kim McAuliffe, downtown development manager for the City of Georgetown, at (512) 930-2027 or at

Collectible Christmas Ornament: U.S. Post Office Building

A limited-edition collectible brass Christmas ornament featuring the U.S. Post Office Building at 113 E. Eighth St. is now on sale. The 12th annual ornament sale is a project of the Georgetown Main Street Program. A limited number of the ornaments are available.

Ornaments may be purchased at the Visitors Center, 103 W. Seventh St. The cost of the ornament is $20. Payments by cash, check, or credit are accepted.

The building served as the post office from 1931 until 1991 when the City of Georgetown purchased the building to be used as City Hall. The city will be selling the building in early 2019 to a private developer, who plans to repurpose the building for a ballroom, restaurant, and bar.

All proceeds from the ornament sale help fund Main Street projects and the Façade Fund Grant Program.

Be a hero on Small Business Saturday

Shoppers will have the chance to Shop Small at local merchants during the annual Small Business Saturday event on Saturday, Nov. 24.

This year’s theme is Be a Hero! Shop Small! Celebrate how you can be a hero to a small business, by shopping local this holiday season.

The day will kick off at 10 a.m. at the Georgetown Visitors Center, 103 W. Seventh St., where shoppers can pick up special Shop Small shopping bags, giveaways, and compete for prizes. Shoppers are encouraged to dress as superheroes and have fun while shopping small.

The annual Small Business Saturday event is sponsored by the Georgetown Main Street program, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Georgetown Association.