May 14, 2018      4:13 PM
HK: Remembering Bobby Gierisch
A man in the public policy arena who made a profound contribution without ever uttering a harsh word and a leaving with a smile
political differences, this community is bound together by wonderful souls who
deserve mention when they pass. Their presence uplifted all who came in
it is with great sadness that we note the passing of Bobby Gierisch, a man in the public policy arena who made a
profound contribution without ever uttering a harsh word and a leaving with a
started at the Railroad Commission in 1979 but most of us knew him during his
time during his decade as Director of Research and Policy for Speaker Pete Laney. His passion was rural affairs and founded the
Task Force on Rural Development. He ended his career as a director of
State Policy Programs at the Rural Policy Research Institute.
befits a man who brought so much to the table, his bio notes that he taught at
the Univeristy of
Zurich, Switzerland and worked on his family farm in central Texas.
of the family and friends gathering at the Farm in Mason County can be found
Bridge. For those of us in Austin who wish to celebrate his life,
there will be a gathering at Mandola’s in the Triangle,
Wednesday, May 16, from 4-7.
By Harvey Kronberg