Local elected officials, business leaders, individuals, and students are coordinating plans for the 14th Aransas County Day at the Capitol with virtual speakers and an in person meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Rockport Country Club.

Aransas County Day at the Capitol is an opportunity for local representatives to gather as a group during the 87th Legislative session and meet legislators from across the state, plus staff members and agency heads.

The Aransas County delegation will be officially recognized via a proclamation read at the event. A focused legislative agenda regarding insurance, economic development, tourism, commercial appraisals, public education, workforce development, environmental impacts, infrastructure and transportation, community development, community safety, and COVID legal ramifications for business will be reviewed with key elected officials.

Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and State Rep. Geanie Morrison will give brief updates about legislative happenings. Rep. Todd Hunter, chairman of the Redistricting Committee, will be asked to speak about what redistricting will mean for Aransas County.

Student representatives from each campus will be recognized for their interest in governmental relations.

Aransas County Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Joshua Garcia will give the recognition.

“We are honored to be able to host this event during the strenuous times socially.  We are humbled and excited for everyone who has agreed to speak with us,” said Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Council Chairman Tiffanie Hoover.

This event is open to anyone interested. Registration is available online on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about Aransas County Day at the Capitol, or to sign up, visit www.rockport-fulton.org or call the Chamber at (361) 729-6445.

(Aransas County Day at the Capitol is usually an overnight trip to Austin. However, plans were changed due to the pandemic.)

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