Your list of potential members for the Economic Development Committee reads like a "Who's Who" of Tyler. I feel flattered that you have invited me to join that illustrious group.
Flattered and disappointed. Disappointed that I can't commit the kind of time this committee work deserves. The projects you outlined as part of the objectives sound truly worthwhile and certainly should attract new corporations to the neighborhood---a prospect that would benefit all of us.
However, this year I've decided to devote all my available time to my continuing work with the symphony. There are still several ongoing projects there that I would like to complete.
My best wishes as you continue to put together such an all-star lineup.