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Local News

City of Kerrville receives AARP Community Challenge Grant

todayJuly 5, 2023

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The City of Kerrville has announced that it has been selected as a recipient of the AARP Community Challenge Grant, thanks to the efforts of the Senior Services Advisory Committee. This grant helps individuals over the age of 50 to make choices that will enhance their lives, as well as contribute to the city’s ongoing mission of creating more inclusive and livable communities.

The Senior Services Advisory Committee is comprised of dedicated individuals who are passionate about senior affairs in the community. Under the leadership of Chair Waverly Jones and Vice- Chair Christine Klima, the committee dedicated countless hours to writing and refining the grant proposal submitted to AARP. Other committee members include Marilyne Cizmich, Mike Ezer, Tammie Heathman, Karen Mattox, Theresa Standage, and Sandra Yarbrough.

The Senior Services Advisory Committee is tasked with recommending strategies and programs to ensure the provision of services to the elderly in Kerrville. The group also advises the city council on elderly issues, assists with identifying necessary programs for the elderly, and fulfilling other responsibilities assigned by the council.

“We are delighted to have been selected as a recipient of the AARP Community Challenge Grant in the amount of $15,000, and are grateful for the diligence of the Senior Services Advisory Committee in securing this great opportunity,” said Kimberly Meismer, interim City Manager. The grants will also allow for future development and enhancement of the Kerrville River Trail, as well as assisting with other community amenities.

For more information, call (830) 258-1113, or visit


Written by: Michelle Layton

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