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EPCCC plans Parker County Day at the capitol

Join the Legislative Affairs Committee of East Parker County Chamber of Commerce for an “exciting and informative day” at the Capitol.

The 84th Legislative Session and the Chamber is hosting the day. This event is your opportunity to meet Sen. Craig Estes and Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford. The purpose of the trip is to “educate members and tomorrow’s leaders on the legislative process and how to affect it.”

“We plan to advocate for/against legislation as needed and to create new and deeper business relationships,” a release stated.

The committee is especially interested in legislation that relates to the economic development and pending legislation on education, health care, rising taxes, social services, energy, transportation and infrastructure.

The Chamber hosts this biennial event to educate local chamber members, Parker County residents and high school seniors about current and emerging business and economic issues facing Parker County. All Chamber members are encouraged to attend, as well as the community and high school seniors interested in governmental affairs as recommended by their school administrators.

EPCC Legislative Affairs Committee Chairman Mike Brasovan and members Judy Flanagin, Julie Johncox, Mark Riley and Darcy Young have been working on organizing Parker County Day at the Capitol for several months now. The committee would like to invite all Parker County chambers, their members, other community leaders as well as high school seniors to join us.

*One day trip, Mon., March 30 - AGENDA

(All times below are subject to change with little or no notice due to legislature activities)

▪ 6:30 a.m. Depart Brookshire’s Willow Park parking lot for Austin

▪ 9:30 a.m. Arrive at the Capitol

▪ 10 a.m. Meet on the south steps of the Capitol for a group photo with State Rep. Phil King and Senator Craig Estes.

▪ 10:30 a.m. Rick Green will go over the Texas Legislative Process, Committee Process, etc. & how to affect Legislation.

▪ Noon Lunch on site with Legislators

▪ 1:15 p.m. Review the EPCC Legislative Agenda; split up attendees by interest, review proposed legislation in your area of interest and formulate talking points.

▪ 2:15 p.m. Move out to committee meetings and/or staff/legislator meetings to communicate our desires regarding the selected bills.

▪ 3:30 p.m. Encourage everyone to attend committee meetings.

▪ 4 p.m. Meet at the House Chamber to observe proceedings, possibly go down on the floor, for a photo.

▪ 6:15 p.m. Meet in Belton for BBQ at Schoepf’s Old Time Pit BBQ on the way home.

There is no charge for the event, unless the group is large enough to reserve a bus. All meals, hotel and transportation will be at your own expense. Please reserve your space with Lisa Flowers: lisa@eastparkerchamber.com

*Updates on the event will be posted on the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce website: www.eastparkerchamber.com

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