Though the Village concept had been under consideration since 1999, the planning took a new, more focused, course beginning in 2002.
Grants received from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and the City of San Marcos. Village Board of Directors was formalized and hired the first Executive Director.
CFPO-Police Athletic League joined Village Partners and athletic fields, gymnasium and chapel are added to the campus pans March2003, the Village received nonprofit status as a 501(c)3 from the Internal Revenue Service. In. June of 2003, the Village became a legal, non-profit corporation in the State of Texas.
San Marcos, Hays County Family Justice Center and San Marcos Police Department joined Village Partners. Co-location of services for victims of domestic and violent crime with support agencies participating: San Marcos Police Department, Hays County Sheriff's Office, Kyle Police Department, Hays County District Attorney's Office, Victim Services Units, Chaplains Program, Hays County Public Health Department, Hays Caldwell Women's Center, Texas State University, civil legal aid personnel and volunteers.
Acquisition of land for development of the Village Campus near the 2700 block of Hunter Road with $200,000 in CDBG funds to purchase 10 acres provided by the City of San Marcos while a local business couple donated an adjacent 19 acres, valued at $380,000. Additional contributions were made to fund the construction of the extension of Reimer Avenue to the Village property for approximately $175,000.
The Village bylaws were amended to expand the Board of Directors to include Community Members.
Hays County Appraisal District grans exemption for Village property.
City of San Marcos provided $66,000 in CDBG funds for master planning and engineering. The Revised Master Plan was completed along with the contract negotiations with engineers for Phase I of the Village Infrastructure Plan for the Family Justice Center. Concept planning began.
San Marcos CISD completed the transportation department next door to Village property.
San Marcos Lions Club joins the Village partners as a Category II member.
City of San Marcos approved $283,400 in CDBG funds for engineering related to land development requirements for Phase II of the Village Infrastructure Plan.
Friends of the Family Justice Center formed to assist the San Marcos - Hays County Family Justice Center reach goals and objectives of serving victims of domestic and violent crimes in Hays County.
Hays County Commissioners approved approximately $1.6 million for park roads, sports complex, and park area. Phase I construction of sports fields began.
Community Action, Inc., Early Childhood Intervention - Homespun, San Marcos - Hays County Family Justice Center and City of San Marcos WIC - Women, Infants and Children program members begin discussion of feasibility to co-locate in one building.
Phase II of Park/Sports Complex project - construction of sports complex, park area, and access road continues.
City of San Marcos' WIC-Women, Infants and Children program joins the Village of San Marcos as a category II Partner.
Village Main Building concept adopted and Village Main Agreement signed by Village Main Partners - Community Action, Inc., Early Childhood Intervention - Homespun, San Marcos-Hays County Family Justice Center and Women, Infants and Children.
City of San Marcos dedicates $500,000 to the design, development, and construction of the Village Main Building on the Village Campus.
The construction of the sports complex, park area, and access road is completed. Youth sports programs began limited use of the fields in late 2009 with full schedule of play for 2010.
TrB Architecture was hired to design the Village Main Building.
September 2010, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett announced a pledge of $450,000 appropriation that would be used for the construction of the Village Main Building.
Friend of the Family Justice Center fund grant development research.
Performance Measures created for Village Main Partners.
Board Development and Strategic Planning.
Fundraising Plan written for Capital Campaign.
Donor Base software purchased.
Quite Phase of Capital Campaign begins.
Village Main Steering Committee formed and Executive Steering Committee assembled. Fundraising continues through donor cultivation and grant writing.
Village of San Marcos hires Delineate Studios to update Village Main site plan an construction plans.
Village Main Site Plan approved by the City of San Marcos.
Hays County approves grant for $300,000 towards the construction of the Village Main building.
Village of San Marcos approves the final design revisions and code updates to architectural and engineering plans for the the Village Main.
Village of San Marcos approves to submit final building plans to the City of San Marcos for review and permitting.
Delineate Studios provides new cost estimate for construction of the Village Main building in 2017 for $4,422,000.
Village Main Partner Agencies organize a Community Give Back Campaign to raise remaining construction funds estimated at $800,000.
Village Main Capital Campaign concludes. Construction Bid Phase executed and Sabre Commercial, Inc. awarded construction contract. Ground Breaking Ceremony held in December 2017.
Village of San Marcos begins construction of the Village Main Building. Completion expected in the fall.
The Village of San Marcos
Founders: Collaboration of local nonprofits, local law enforcement, local government and community leaders.
501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carole Belver, President
Community Action, Inc.
Denise Block, Vice-President
Hays County Food Bank
Roya Williamson, Treasurer
San Marcos Police Department
DerryAnn Krupinsky, Secretary
WIC Program - City of San Marcos
San Marcos Police Department
CFPO-PAL Youth Sports Complex
ECI - Homespun Advisory Board
Hays County Food Bank
Any Baby Can
Community Action Inc.
CFPO - PAL Youth Sports provides a safe environment for civic, athletic, recreational and educational opportunities for youth overseen by Police Officers in an effort to prevent juvenile crime and violence.
Community Action, Inc. provides a wide range of services, including outreach centers, health clinics, child development centers, senior citizen centers, workforce development activities and adult education.
Early Childhood Intervention - Homespun serves families with children (birth to age three) with developmental delays or related medical conditions.
Family Justice Center provides long-term solutions to domestic and violent crime victims.
Women, Infants and Children - provides all eligible families the best start for a lifetime of well-being by providing nutritional education and breastfeeding support during the critical states of development.
Hays County Food Bank (Phase III) have been feeding the hungry of Hays County since 1984.