Gonzales, Texas – September 15, 2023 – On September 14, 2023, the GVEC Community Room, located within the Schertz Customer Service Office, was newly recognized as the Lewis C. Borgfeld Community Room in honor of Borgfeld’s 36 years of service as the GVEC Board President. GVEC leadership and employees, as well as friends and family of Borgfeld, gathered for a reception to formally dedicate the well-known complimentary meeting space for non-profit organizations serving the Schertz area.

Borgfeld was first appointed to the GVEC Board of Directors as an advisory director in 1973. In 1974, he was appointed as the District 2 Director and became Board President in 1986. He stepped down from his leadership position in July 2022 while maintaining his position as District 2 Director. 2023 marks the milestone of Borgfeld’s 50th year on the GVEC Board of Directors.

GVEC Board President Gary Birdwell remarked “Lewis has had a remarkable career in support of the organization, the Schertz and Cibolo communities, and the membership of GVEC. The new plaque outside this community room represents his true commitment to the people and community he serves.” GVEC General Manager and CEO Darren Schauer supported that statement commenting, “This recognition of Lewis is well-deserved for the countless hours of leadership he has contributed to GVEC throughout his unprecedented tenure. I have always been able to rely on him to be a stable voice in the many challenges we have faced in our time together at GVEC. I am happy to extend this honor to him as a true trailblazer, mentor, and friend.”

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