"We all had questions about the direction they would help take our city," McGraw said. "But as we sit here a year later, I personally am thrilled with where their leadership has steered us. ... Their impact has been dramatic."
McGraw noted enthuiasm at both the City and chamber, coupled with recent economic development successes, have produced excitement about Round Rock's future.
"Great things are happening," he said. "People are motivated. Economic development is picking up. Emerson is coming. The sports complex is coming. Sales tax is up. Downtown is the place to be. The lake is full. Thatâ€™s why I say weâ€™re energized."
The mayor also noted Round Rock will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its incorporation on Dec. 12, so the community should be preparted to celebrate on 12-12-12.
"We plan to celebrate the occasion, so be watching for announcements on activities later this year," McGraw said.