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A large crowd of dues-paying members and guests gathered this past Thursday night at the annual meeting for the downtown non-profit community center and venue. The annual election of officers followed brief annual reports from current board chair Joan Nagel, treasurer Mark Piersol, and executive director Clay DeStefano, who concluded his remarks by announcing his plans to retire at the end of 2024.  

“It has been my honor and privilege to be the caretaker of this 131-year-old community treasure,” said DeStefano, who celebrated his ninth anniversary with the Center on May 1. “I offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to all the folks who help make things happen here. From our board members to our arts committee to our many other volunteers, to our paid staff, our loyal and engaged members, and our participating artists and performers. . . I would not have made it through the past nine years without you,” he added.

Pictured above (l-r) The Winning Team: Annie Teehan, Board Secretary; Joan Nagel, Board Chair and Arts Committee Chair; Mark Piersol, Board Treasurer; Michelle Wilson, Director of Operations, Tracy Weinberg, Arts Committee Member, Clay DeStefano, Executive Director/Arts Committee Member; Garrie Borden, Board Member/Arts Committee Member; Margaret Adie, Arts Committee Member; Kyong Hee Chee, Board Member.

Not pictured: Anna Broome, Vice-Chair, Board of Directors; Dale Kelley, Board Member; Tam Gonzalez, Board Member.

2023 was a year of continued growth and progress for the unique Center. Engagement and new events -- including the birth of Joydance gatherings, the monthly First Tuesday SMTX Film Series, and our 1893 Flea -- grew across the boards. The year concluded by having our Roberto Rios Mind Windows exhibit named one of the 10 best art exhibits in Texas by Glasstire Magazine and being named the Best of Hays Winner: for Community Center/Social Venue & Art Gallery/exhibit!

The 2024/25 Officers & Board of Directors for the Price Center are:

·         Joan Nagel, Chair

·         Anna Broome, Vice Chair

·         Mark Piersol, Treasurer

·         Annie Teehan, Secretary

·         Dale Kelley, member at large

·         Garrie Borden, member at large

·         Kyong Hee Chee, member at large

·         Tam Gonzalez, member at large

Board positions fill as they open throughout the year at the Center. Board Officers are elected each year at the annual meeting. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please send your letter of interest to

Following the meeting, guests rejoined others at the already-in-progress opening reception for Bits & Pieces, the new art exhibit honoring our planet.  For more information about the Price Center & Garden, please call (512-) 392-2900 or stop by 222 W. San Antonio St., downtown San Marcos, or visit 


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