Source: Texas Legislative Conference
Tuesday, December 19
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Governor Rick Perry has been named Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference, according to conference Advisory Committee chair Robert Howden.
Perry will be presented the award on Friday, March 23, at the conclusion of the 41st event. He will be joining an array of prominent past honorees since 1974 that includes First Lady Laura Bush, President George W. Bush, Barbara Jordan and Lloyd Bentsen.
The Texas Legislative Conference is a non-partisan organization of Texas business and political leaders who meet annually in New Braunfels to focus on public policy issues. This year’s topics include the Trans Texas Corridor, Higher Education Funding, & Property Tax Reform.
Texas’ 47th Governor, and the first Texas A&M graduate to occupy the Texas Governor’s Mansion, Rick Perry has lead a life of public service, serving in the United States Air Force and nearing two decades in elected office as a State Representative, Commissioner of Agriculture, Lt. Governor and now Governor.
Conference organizers credited Governor Perry’s initiatives to improve the Texas job climate and the creation of hundreds of thousands of new jobs as the catalyst for his selection. Perry led the effort to create the Texas Enterprise Fund which has provided a long term stable source of revenue for funding public priorities via job creation.
Governor Perry was recognized at the top of the list of the “Ten People Who Have Made a Difference” by Southern Business Development Magazine; Business Facilities magazine recognized the Governors key role in attracting the Toyota Motor Company expansion to San Antonio; and Site Selection magazine has ranked Texas with the #1 in job creation climate in consecutive years.
The Governor has also offered a visionary transportation plan know as the Trans-Texas Corridor which will be a topic of the conference on March 23. In addition, passage this past summer of property tax reform was led by Perry and will also be a panel topic discussion at the conference.
Information on registration and tickets for both the Thursday evening, March 22 conference reception and the Friday, March 23 program may be obtained from the Chamber of Commerce at (830) 625-2385.