Chamber luncheon

Mayor Brandt Rydell will be the guest speaker at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday afternoon. File photo by Jason Hennington

Taylor Mayor Brandt Rydell will address members of the Taylor Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon at noon Monday, April 15, at Sirloin Stockade.

“With exciting changes around town, we are delighted that Mayor Rydell is taking this time to update us,” Chamber President Tia Rae Stone said. “I know everyone will leave the luncheon smarter than when they came.”

Rydell was elected to the District 3 council position in May 2012, re-elected in 2015 and again in May 2018. He was chosen by his fellow council members to serve as Mayor in 2017 and 2018.

A Taylor native, Rydell graduated from Taylor High School in 1989. He earned degrees in English and history from the University of Arkansas and received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He is employed as assistant general counsel for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT).

Prior to his election to the council, Rydell served five years on the Planning and Zoning Commission. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Capital Area Council of Governments and volunteers for the Mentoring a Pasemann Student (MAPS) program and Taylor Meals on Wheels.

Rydell is married to Julie and they have four children, Matilda, Dagney, Ursula and August.

This luncheon is part of the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 focus on “Charting a Course for Success.” It is free to attend. Those wishing to eat should pay $10 at the door and arrive around 11:45 a.m. to ensure they have time to get their lunch prior to the start of the meeting.

Sirloin Stockade is at 3607 N. Main St. For more information, call the Chamber at 512-352-6364.

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