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Rio Grande Valley Day in Austin

February 7, 2017 - February 8, 2017

| $100

PrintThe 85th Legislative Session has begun and community leaders, businesses and organizations invite you to join them for Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Day in Austin on Tuesday, February 7 to meet with elected officials and share our region’s legislative agenda.  Representatives from McAllen, Edinburg Brownsville, Weslaco, Pharr, Harlingen, Rio Grande City, UT-RGV, South Texas College, Texas A&M, RSTEC and other businesses are finishing plans for the one-day legislative outreach trip to the Capitol.

RGV Day in Austin provides residents, community and business leaders the opportunity to visit the state capitol and better understand the legislative process.  Join us for a day of events at our State Capitol, which includes resolutions on the senate and house floors, a luncheon with our local legislators at the Sheraton Capitol Hotel, visits with all 181 legislators and an evening wine & hors d’oeuvres reception in the Legislative Conference Center located at the Capitol.

Our participating communities and organizations strive to be the voice for local businesses in the state policy-making process. The goal is to show our elected officials that our area is engaged in the legislative process and is passionate about our agenda items.  Our impact is even greater when we join efforts to demonstrate to elected officials that businesses large and small, educators, citizens and community leaders in the Rio Grande Valley care about the issues that impact our organizations, businesses, our cities and our communities.

The delegation leaves from McAllen the morning of Tuesday, February 7 to arrive in Austin, and returns to McAllen on Wednesday, February 8.  Cost to participate is $100, which covers roundtrip transportation, the luncheon and evening reception. Hotel accommodations not included.  If you would like to join your follow business, civic and community leaders for RGV Day in Austin, please contact Gerry Garcia at (956) 682-2871 or ggarcia@mcallenchamber.com to reserve your spot.

RGV Day Partners:

City of Edinburg, City of McAllen, City of Harlingen, City of Weslaco, Starr County Industrial Foundation, Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Weslaco Chamber of Commerce, McAllen CVB, Edinburg EDC, Mission EDC, McAllen EDC, Harlingen EDC, Weslaco EDC, Pharr EDC, McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge, Anzalduas International  Bridge, McAllen PUB, Port of Brownsville, RGV Partnership, RSTEC, STC, IBC Bank, BBVA Compass, Texas A&M, UTRGV, UTRGV Foundation, Food Bank RGV, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, The Warren Group Architects, Shepard Walton King Insurance Group and The Monitor .

Details

Start:
February 7, 2017
End:
February 8, 2017
Cost:
$100
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Organizer

Gerry Garcia
Phone:
9566822871
Email:
ggarcia@mcallenchamber.com
Website:
www.mcallenchamber.com

Venue

Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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