San Marcos, TX

Chuck Marohn will speak in a series of public events hosted by the City of San Marcos. This is part of a Texas tour, including several other Texas cities.  

Curbside Chat (12pm-1:30pm)

Location: Price Center & Tea Room (222 West San Antonio Street)

This community conversation will address the financial health of our places, considering questions like:

  • Why are our cities and towns so short of resources despite decades of robust growth?
  • Why do we struggle at the local level just to maintain our basic infrastructure?
  • What do we do now that the economy has changed so dramatically?

The answers lie in the way we have developed; the financial productivity of our places. Learn how to grow more resilient and obtain true prosperity for your town during changing times.

A catered lunch is available for $5, or you can bring your own. RSVP and pay for lunch here.

Walking Tour (2pm-3:30pm)

Location: Tour will begin at the Price Center and travel to the Charles Cock House Museum (400 E Hopkins St)

During this walking tour, attendees will learn Strong Town principles as they apply to San Marcos. Participants will discover how to view their neighborhood through the Strong Towns perspective while identifying current challenges and discussing possible solutions to their built environment. The walking tour is a way for community members to see the bridge between topics shared in our Curbside Chat presentation in the local context. 

Neighborhoods First (3:30pm-4:30pm)

Location: Charles Cock House Museum (400 E Hopkins St)

Risky, low returning projects too often become expensive boondoggles that haunt a community for decades. Public officials everywhere are desperately seeking an alternative. This talk will cover the "Neighborhoods First" approach to show how a community can grow stronger by making small, incremental investments over time. By observing how neighbors live their lives, by asking them where their daily struggles are, by getting out on the street and discovering what is actually going on, any local government can discern what their community’s pressing needs are. These projects are the high return investments and they are all around us.

Happy Hour (4:30pm-6pm)

Location: The Buzz Mill (194 S. Guadalupe St)

Join Charles Marohn, the event hosts and other San Marcos residents for a casual happy hour meet up. 

All events are free and open to the public.