Board members for civic and oversight organizations can come and go, but John Yeager stayed a long spell for the group he served.
That duration was close to three decades.
Yeager will retire from the Wylie Economic Development Corporation board at the end of June. A retirement party was given to him last week.
“I just wanted to be part of the community and kind of hopefully help with some economic development,” he said.
Wylie was the second city in Texas to start an EDC, with the EDC officially starting here in December 1990. Because Yeager was a board member at the time, that makes him the longest-running EDC board member in Texas. He was recognized for his service to the EDC at the Wylie City Council meeting on June 22.
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By Don Munsch • [email protected]