I believe that in order to continue building on the success of Williamson County, we need to focus on the issue of education. Education is a critical part of our community’s success, as it works to build an economic infrastructure that benefits all of Williamson County. However, this is dependent on the quality of education our students receive. The education of our kids is the most important investment we can make as a community, and mentors play an integral role in the process.
When I was approached to take part in the United Way of Williamson County’s commercial, I proudly agreed. It is important that that each of us play a larger part in our community’s education efforts and get involved in a child’s life as a mentor.
A great education system will continue to attract high paying, meaningful jobs for our community, and will continue to draw the best and brightest students into the atmosphere of higher education which already exists here. I choose to support the United Way of Williamson County because they care about our community, will guide you into a program or service where your talents will be utilized and greatly appreciated, and are working to build a better Williamson County every day.
Larry Gonzales is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Government and has worked at the State Capitol for nine legislative sessions in key staff positions before being elected to serve in the Texas House of Representatives by the voters of HD52. Local business owner of a graphics design and communications company, Larry has served community members of Williamson County for 16 years.
Click here to read about Mark Thompson’s experience as a mentor in Taylor ISD.