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Commissioner Miller Recertifies City of Kaufman as a GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community (1/26/2016)

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has announced that the city of Kaufman has been recertified as a GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community (CRC) for an additional five years. The Texas Department of Agriculture’s CRC program helps local communities attract potential residents to Texas retirement living. The city of Kaufman was first certified as a CRC member in 2010.

“It’s exciting to announce that Kaufman has renewed its status as a GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community for another five years,” Commissioner Miller said. “Communities that receive this designation are important drivers in their regional economies and provide tremendous value to the lives of their residents and retirees. Kaufman is a great place to call home with plenty of things to do, and I’m excited for folks to discover this great community.” 

Just 37 miles southeast of downtown Dallas, Kaufman residents have easy access to fine dining, museums, concerts and professional sporting events. Kaufman is often praised for having the perfect blend of progress and tradition, and a small town atmosphere with big city conveniences.

“The city of Kaufman is very pleased to be recertified as a GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community for another five years,” Kaufman Mayor Jeff Jordan said. “Through this program, more retirees have been encouraged to make their homes here in Kaufman."

More about the GO TEXAN CRC Program

This program is funded by GO TEXAN CRC members. It was created to encourage retirement in Texas and boost the state’s economy. On average, migrant retirees contribute $732 million annually to the Texas economy. Additionally, retirees provide a dependable part- and full-time workforce and volunteer pool.

To become a certified retirement community, each community must complete a rigorous application process, including a retiree desirability assessment. The GO TEXAN stamp of approval ensures each certified community has demonstrated that it can meet the living, employment/volunteer, health, entertainment, education and safety needs of its citizens and visitors — all things that make Texas a great place to retire.

For more information about the city of Kaufman or the GO TEXAN CRC program, visit www.RetireInTexas.org.