March 7th & 8th marked the Victoria Chamber of Commerce's Victoria Day at the Capitol. The Chamber's day of bringing information to the Texas Legislature. Two days during the legislative session the Chamber takes community leaders to Austin to let our elected officials know what is important to the citizens of Victoria. Forty-five members went to Austin this year to participate in Victoria Day.
Members participated in recognition of Victoria Day in both the House and the Senate Chambers. Rep. Geanie Morrison read a proclamation calling March 8th as Victoria Day at the Capitol. She also recognized Tom Curtis, President of the Board of the Victoria Chamber, Port Lavaca City Manager Robert Bradshaw, Victoria County Judge Ben Zeller, and Randy Vivian, President/CEO of the Victoria Chamber, on the floor of the House. Sen Lois Kokhorst, recognized the Victoria Delegation in the Senate.
The Victoria Delegation had the opportunity to get briefings from and ask questions of Carlton Schawb, President of the Texas Economic Development Council, Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Rep. Geanie Morrison, and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst.
The evening of the 7th, the Victoria Chamber of Commerce hosted a Legislative Reception at The Stephen F. Austin. Many of the the Texas Legislature and their staffs. This reception offered those that attended to build relationships with members of the legislature in a relaxed atmosphere.
Victoria Day was sponsored by AEP, Coleto Creek Power, TAG Management, and Booth, Ahrens, & Werkenthin, PC.