Twain Harte Partners
"Partners for Twain Harte is an informal
(self-appointed) group of
service organizations here in Twain Harte that
are trying to find ways to maintain and improve
our village", says its co-founder and chairman Jim
Johnson. The group is little known by most
The Partners for Twain Harte is said to be the
co-ordination group of several Twain Harte service
organizations, the Twain Harte Area Chamber of
Commerce, the Twain Harte Homeowners group, and the
public governmental Twain Harte Community Services
District--mixing private and public
organizations! Its unstated goal appears to be to
optimize local resources to avoid duplication of
effort and to prioritize projects.
Represented are: Twain Harte Homeowners
group, the Twain Harte Area Chamber of
Commerce, Soroptomist International of Twain
Harte, Rotary International of Twain Harte, the
Twain Harte Community Services District, and
several invited individual members.
The greater Twain Harte community is not invited
to participate or attend.
The Chairperson or appointed representative(s)
of each of the member groups attends regular
meetings at the public THCSD facility where they discuss local Twain Harte issues
and establish priorities.
The Partners generally avoid publicity, but do influence
local issues and events. The group is
sought out by newspaper writers, the Twain Harte
Community Services District (THCSD), and county politicians,
to speak about Twain Harte issues on behalf of local residents.
The THCSD is represented on Partners by the
Director(s) and the THCSD General Manager in an
unusual co-mingling of private and public
entities. "More and more, the public and
policy makers have come to see these ...
Associations as a private form of local