*******Rescheduled to FEBRUARY 7 2019*******
Edinburg – On Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm, the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce (ECOC) Public Affairs Committee, headed by Mario Lizcano (Edinburg Chamber Board Member – Vice President of Public Affairs) and Ronnie Larralde (ECOC- Executive Director) will present a Public Affairs Luncheon featuring the Rio Grande Valley County Judges. Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr., Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez, Starr County Judge Eloy Vera and Willacy County Judge Aurelio “Keter” Guerra will all participate in an RGV Census Forum.
The Public Affairs Luncheons are an initiative introduced in 2006, and since then have covered popular topics with speakers that cover important community and legislative issues. The event also allows business professionals to meet, network and create opportunities for the companies they represent. “The Census affects our community in many ways ranging from highways, schools, hospitals and healthcare” said Mario Lizcano (Doctors Hospital at Renaissance- Administrator of Community Engagement and Public Affairs). “The vision is to inform, involve and educate chamber investors and civic leaders on the importance of the census.”
Cost to attend the luncheon is $25 per person, Chamber Member Table (8) $250, Non- Member Table (8) $300 and includes a hot lunch, beverage and dessert. The luncheon will take place at Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance located at 118 Paseo Del Prado in Edinburg.
As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, America gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the decennial census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. The next Census is set for 2020. For more information on sponsorships or to make a reservation please call the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce at 956-383-4974.