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Survey Asking Andrews Residents What They Wish to See Come to Town

By Alicia Neaves
NewsWest 9

ANDREWS - For the first time in more than 10 years, the City of Andrews is asking what people in town want to see come to their city. It's all a part of their strategic action plan.

"We're relying on our county government, on our hospital, on our schools and the broad community leadership to step up and say, 'We're not satisfied at where we are,' We have higher expectations even now than what we did 15 years ago," Andrews City Manager, Glen Hackler, said.

If you live in Andrews, you might have spotted some "City of Andrews" boxes around town with a 10-question survey inside. Their goal is to find out what residents want to see in their community.

"What do you like about Andrews? What do you think we need here in Andrews? A lot of recreational types of questions on there but also how can we use some resources that we have in better ways or in different ways?" Wesley Burnett, Director of Economic Development for the City of Andrews, said.

This survey was last conducted in the year 2000.

"We had lost population for a couple of decades and really went through this forward thinking process of what can we do about that," Hackler said.

With Andrews leading the state in population per capita growth for the past six years, their focus is being ahead of the curve rather than reacting to it.

"Great process from years ago when our economy wasn't doing as great as it is now. So we wanted to get back into that and strike while the iron's hot instead of sitting back and letting it go," Burnett said.

City leaders say their successful growth is based off of years of great planning and the say you can't have a vision without a foundation.

"Andrews is just poised to be a premiere, small community in West Texas and in Texas period," Hackler said.

The city will have a community meeting November fourth to go over public input.

There is still time to pick up a survey to let city leaders know what you would like to see come to Andrews. You can pick them up at various stores around town, fill one out on the Andrews Chamber of Commerce website or click here.
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