March 6th marked the Victoria Chamber of Commerce?s Victoria Day at the Capitol. The Chamber?s day of bringing information to the Texas Legislature. One day 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. Sixty-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 proclaimation calling March 6th as Victoria Day at the Capitol. She also recognized Milton Chapman, President of the Board of the Victoria Chamber, Mayor Will Armstrong, Victoria County Judge Don Pozzi and Randy Vivian, President/CEO of the Victoria Chamber, on the floor of the House. Sen Glenn Hegar, recognized the Victoria Delegation in the Senate.
The Victoria Delegation had the opportunity to get breifings from and ask questions of Jerry Strickland, Communications Director for the Texas Attorney General, Phil Wilson, Executive Director of TxDOT, MacGregor Stephenson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Gevernor rick Perry, Rep. Geanie Morrison, and Sen. Glenn Hegar.
At the end of the evening, the Victoria Chamber of Commerce hosted a Legislative Reception at Scholz Garten 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, AT&T, Coleto Creek Power, First Victoria Bank, TAG Management, and Booth, Ahrens, & Werkenthin, PC.