Long Range Planning Advisory Committee

2020 Long Range Plan Update Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

The City of Horseshoe Bay is updating its Long Range Plan through the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee (“LRPAC”), a committee chartered by the City of Horseshoe Bay City Council.  Please review RFQ - LRPAC Contractor Document (PDF) for more information.


On March 17, 2015, City Council formed the first Long Range Planning Advisory Committee (LRPAC) for the City of Horseshoe Bay. The Committee was formed as a single-purpose advisory committee to assist the City Council with the development of a long range plan for the City of Horseshoe Bay in order to ensure the future long-term challenges for the City of Horseshoe Bay's citizens are identified. Information derived from a variety of sources, such as the City's elected leaders and staff, citizens, and other stakeholders, helped guide the development of a Long Range Comprehensive Plan. A copy of the 2015 Long Range Comprehensive Plan and related documents can be found at the bottom of this page.

The 2015 Long Range Comprehensive Plan was adopted by City Council on October 18, 2016. The recommendation, which was approved by City Council, was to re-activate the LRPAC every 3-5 years in order to continually improve upon, and re-evaluate, the long range plan to ensure Horseshoe Bay remains a world-class destination. 

In July 2019, City Council announced the re-activation of the LRPAC and approved the Committee's Charter. In August 2019, the ordinance governing the Committee was approved as Ordinance 2019-36, and the members listed below were appointed to the Committee by Council. Questions about the Committee should be directed to City Manager Stan Farmer via email or by phone at 830-598-9940.

2019 Long Range Planning Advisory Committee Members:

Elsie Thurman, Chair
Cecil Burdick
Dan Gillean
Brooks Herring
Mike Kolar
Rick Pitts
Frank Van Horn

2015 LRPAC Members (participating in an advisory, non-voting role)

Lynette Morrison
Bud Nichols
Forrest Covin

Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Gray will participate as the Council liaison.


2015 Long Range Comprehensive Plan and Committee

Click on the links below to read the 2015 Long Range Comprehensive Plan and related documents. 

Comprehensive Long Range Plan
Comprehensive Long Range Plan Implementation Guide
Comprehensive Report and Survey

The City would like to thank the members of the 2015 Long Range Planning Advisory Committee for their hard work and dedication to Horseshoe Bay! Below are the members of the 2015 Committee:

  • Jim Long, Chair
  • John Bird, Vice Chair
  • Forrest Covin
  • Ted Hess
  • Lynette Morrison
  • Bud Nichols
  • Larry Stahl
  • Mike Thuss
  • Steve Varga
  • Jerry Gray, Council Liaison

For more information about the Plan or the Committee, contact City Manager Stan Farmer via email or by phone at 830-598-9940.