Georgetown | October 2020

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MARKET TEAM GENERAL MANAGER Denise Seiler,

FROMDENISE: Losing a loved one is never easy, but it brings people closer together. We lost my husband’s grandmother this August, and though we were looking forward to being comforted with hugs by family and friends, COVID-19 made it even more heartbreaking. We had to hold the service in a small gazebo at the cemetery, and the chairs were set up 6 feet apart. I am a hugger, and to not be able to embrace others made it even more dicult to mourn. The Perry family knows this feeling all too well as they went through the same experience recently saying goodbye to their loved one. Read more about how this pandemic has changed the funeral industry and how the Perry family and others are dealing with this dicult time (see Page 24). Denise Seiler, GENERALMANAGER

dseiler@communityimpact.com EDITOR Sally Grace Holtgrieve REPORTER Ali Linan GRAPHIC DESIGNER Chance Flowers ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Ann Miller METRO LEADERSHIP PUBLISHER Travis Baker MANAGING EDITOR Amy Denney ART PRODUCTIONMANAGER Haley Grace CORPORATE LEADERSHIP PUBLISHERS AND FOUNDERS John and Jennifer Garrett GROUP PUBLISHER Traci Rodriguez EXECUTIVE EDITOR Joe Warner CREATIVE DIRECTOR Derek Sullivan SALES DIRECTOR Tess Coverman WHOWE ARE John and Jennifer Garrett began Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 in Pugerville, Texas. The company’s mission is to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team. Today we operate across ve metropolitan areas providing hyperlocal, nonpartisan news produced by our full-time journalists in each community we serve. BECOMEA#COMMUNITYPATRON

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FROMSALLY GRACE: I appreciate Community Impact Newspaper’s style in that it incorporates strong graphics with stories to ensure readers may truly comprehend an issue. For example, Georgetown ISD’s resolve to create a more inclusive classroom is compelling in itself (see Page 11), but the adjacent illustration exemplifying equality versus equity maximizes readers’ ability to engage with the text and thus the decisions being made in the community right now. GISD’s equity planning process is also broken down for quick reference. We hope such graphics enhance your experience of staying in-the- know each month. Sally Grace Holtgrieve, EDITOR

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