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Founders Day Commission

The Founders Day Commission is a ten-member advisory commission tasked with managing the City of Dripping Springs’ Annual Founders Day celebration.  The Commission is responsible for planning, promoting, arranging, and organizing Founders Day.  The Commission makes recommendations to city council regarding the improvement and safe operation of the Founders Day celebration.

Commission Members are appointed by City Council with two (2 seats) members serving at-large, one (1 seat) member serving as the City Council appointed Chair, and the remaining eight (8 seats) members serving as representatives of the following organizations that are involved with the planning of the Founders Day Festival:

  • 2 seats - The Lions Club
  • 2 seats - Cook-Off Club
  • 2 seats - St. Martin de Porres Church
  • 2 seats - At-Large, Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce Representative preferred 

For more information regarding the Founders Day Commission please contact please contact City Secretary Andrea Cunningham at, or call City Hall at (512) 858-4725.  To submit an application for a seat on the Economic Development Committee, please click here.

The Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month January through April, and the 2nd Monday of each month May through December at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room located at City Hall - 511 Mercer Street, Dripping Springs, Texas.  Residents and the public are welcome and encouraged to attend meetings.  Please see the City Calendar for meeting dates and times.

Agendas and Minutes

Commission Members

Term Expiration

Chair, At-Large Brenda Medcalf 06/30/2020
At-Large Darrell Debish 06/30/2020
Secretary, Cook-Off Club Stephanie Holtzendorf 06/30/2019
Vice Chair, At-Large Jake Adams 06/30/2019
At-Large Brian Daniel 06/30/2019
Lions Club Sharon Goss 06/30/2020
At-Large Brad Thomas 06/30/2019
Lions Club Chris Nuccio 06/30/2019
Cook-Off Club Brian Varnell 06/30/2020
St. Martin de Porres Church Paul Sanchez 06/30/2019
St. Martin de Porres Church Michael Monaghan 06/30/2020

    Useful Founders Day Links:

    1. Founders Day Festival
    2. Dripping Springs Lions Club
    3. Dripping Springs Cook-Off Club
    4. St. Martin de Porres Church


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