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The City of Granite Shoals
2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road
Granite Shoals, TX 78654
Ph: 830-598-2424

Granite Shoals News

Posted on: August 8, 2018

Former Mayor Dennis Maier has passed away

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City of Granite Shoals, Texas           

Passing of former Mayor

Dennis A. Maier

8-8-2018

It is with sorrow that the City announces that former Mayor Maier passed away last night at his home here in Granite Shoals. 

City Council members, city staff and residents owe a debt of gratitude to Dennis A. Maier who gave generously of his energy, skill, knowledge, insight, spirit, muscle, time and any other resource he had in order to improve our community here in Granite Shoals. 

Dennis A. Maier was a founding member of our Streets and Water Advisory Group (SWAG).  He served as the Chair of the SWAG, and as Planning and Zoning Commissioner before running for City Council.  He served on Council before running for Mayor in 2011.  He served as Mayor from 2011 to 2015.  He was also active with the SCS Property Owners Association. 

Under his leadership as Mayor, the City improved financial stability and focused upon critical priorities.  He guided the city through personnel changes, park openings, infrastructure improvements, contentious meetings, special projects and Town Hall Meetings.  He represented our city with other elected representatives on the County and State level. 

He was proud of the City of Granite Shoals and always went the extra mile to promote our community.  He was a member of the city’s 50th Anniversary Big Bash planning committee in 2016.   He was responsible for collecting and preparing displays of fifty years of historical pictures and artifacts.  His History of Granite Shoals exhibit was so well done that most of it was put on display the next year at the Falls on the Colorado Museum as part of a special exhibit about Granite Shoals.     

No job was too small for Mayor Maier, as he was always available to hang Christmas lights with the Beautification Advisory Group or to pull weeds on the campus of City Hall with the Master Gardeners. 

He was a reliable volunteer, a cheerful leader, and a proud veteran.  Many people in our community were fortunate to know him and consider him a friend. 

We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.