Economic Development Corporation


The Economic Development Corporation, was voted for Nov 6, 2001 as Proposition 1.  

It went into effect April 1 2002, and the City of Bertram received the sales tax revenue

of 0.005% in June 2002.   This sales tax is set aside in a separate account in which the

EDC  Board members, make the decision of how they want to use these funds.  If the

project the EDC Board chooses exceeds $10,000 at that time the board must have

approval from the City Council.

Examples of items EDC Funds may provide:

  • Athletic Facilities
  • Parks
  • Public Space Improvement
  • Tourism
  • Entertainment Facilities
  • Facilities to promote new and expanded business development
  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure

Since the EDC Board was formed, they have improved several area's throughout the City.

Examples of previous projects are listed below.

  • The Fence and Rock sign at Johnnie Mae Wheeler Park
  • New outdoor furniture and covered area at the swimming pool
  • The improvements at the baseball fields
  • The statue "Pinky" Wilson at the railroad depot
  • Improvement to the business on Vaughan Street
  • Finished the paving project on Vaughan Street, business district
  • Globe Theater 3phase electricity and sign restoration
  • Panther Park fencing and playscape
  • Baseball Field awning and playscape

EDC Board of Directors:

Shannon Barksdale
Position 1
March 2017 - March 2019Vice President
Pat Turner
Position 2
March 2016 - March 2018
Otis MaClay
Position 3
March 2017 - March 2019
Jeffery Thompson
Position 4
March 2016 - March 2018
Danny Floyd
Position 5
March 2017 - March 2019
Allison Milliorn
Position 6
March 2016 - March 2018
Laurie Long
Position 7
March 2017 - March 2019
Crystal Sikes
Alternate 1
March 2017 - March 2019
 Alternate 2
March 2016 - March 2018

"The City of Bertram is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

110 East Vaughan St.  P.O. Box 1604   Bertram, Tx  78605   PH (512) 355-2197     FX (512) 355-3182