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Texas Department of Agriculture: Statewide Rural Advisory Council
ARCIT's main initiative of a Statewide Rural Health and Economic Development Advisory Council was passed in the 82nd Special Session of the Texas Legislature. The Council was placed in the TX Dept of Agriculture. Appointments to the Council have been made by Agricultural Commissioner Todd Staples. .
Composition of the new Statewide Rural Health & Economic Development Policy Council:
1 Rural County Judge
1 Rural Local Official
1 Higher Public Education Institute with a specialty in rural health and econ devo
1 Rural State Senator
1 Rural State Representative
4 Public members with expertise in rural health care or economic development
*Note: Advisor/Non-Voting Member If you wish to serve on an advisory committee that meets in Austin at least twice a year with a minimum of one teleconference, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your interest!
ARCIT & the 83rd Texas Legislative Session
As shared above in the Rural Bill Tracking Chart, ARCIT took a rural defensive posture during the 83rd Texas Legislature. ARCIT is currently watching the 83rd Interim Committees and how they may affect rural communities. Watch for ARCIT's monthly Rural Legislative E- Alert to keep updated. Together we make a strong team for Rural Texas!
Over 50 Rural Local Officials attended Chambers County Regional Summit
NEW $ for Transportation Infrastructure
10 federal/state agencies coming to YOU
TX Water Development Board & Water, Water, Water
Parks & Recreation New Dollars
TX Rural Transportation Plan and Rural Texas
And much more!
Contact the ARCIT Office at email@example.com if YOU are interested in hosting one for your region!
Interested in hosting a regional meeting?
Each region helps to select the topics they would like to cover. Contact the ARCIT Office today at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Past Regional Summits
The theme of State Agency Road Trips is what you told us you wanted---so we brought state and federal agencies out to your region!
Texas Department of Agriculture Deputy Commissioner Drew DeBerry shares at the Mt Vernon ARCIT/Texas Forest Trail Regional Summit
Would you like to help sponsor a meeting in your area? You can contact ARCIT Executive Director Donna Chatham at email@example.com for more information. Together we are making a difference!
A RURAL TEXAS THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Grant Works, Inc.
Traylor & Associates, Inc.
BCL of Texas
Bleyl & Associates
Kerbow & Associates
Langford Community Management Services
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP Oakridge North EDC
Public Management, Inc.
Russell & Rodriguez, LLP Raymond K. Vann & Associates
Waste Management Inc.
Welcome New Members!
City of Simonton
City of Wallis Development Corporation
Development Corp. of Needville
Oak Ridge North
Association of Rural Communities in Texas P.O. Box 200847 Austin, TX 78720-0847 ph 512.331.1354 fax 512.342.2408 firstname.lastname@example.org