The annual State of the City Address, hosted by the Central Fort Bend Chamber, was held on June 28, 2017 at Briscoe Manor. Mayor Evalyn Moore addressed key members of the community, elected officials, and local business owners of Fort Bend County during a luncheon highlighting her vision for the future, while celebrating the growth and resilience of the City.
Moore paid tribute to the visionary leaders that helped cultivate the growth and success of the City citing examples such as the projects of Veranda, H.E.B, George Ranch Foundation, Texas State Technical College, Wharton County Junior College, and more. Moore went on to detail past and future projects of the growing City, which includes filling in gaps in infrastructure, pilot programs to highlight water conservation, improvements to educational programs, renovations and development of recreational facilities, City-wide emergency preparedness, and striving excellence in City services.
The City of Richmond had no shortage of community leaders, businesses, and stakeholders helping to make this vision a reality. “We have made great progress in providing cleaner water, improved public safety, improved infrastructure, and development of other economic development projects in Richmond,” says Moore. “The City’s financial health is sound. We have lowered taxes for the ninth straight year and unemployment is down,” she continued.
With that end, Moore chose to highlight some of the City’s accomplishments over the year, including various recognitions and awards given to the City. The Mayor also handed out Spirit Awards to several employees of the City as a token of her appreciation for their contributions and efforts over the past year.
The luncheon was conducted by Central Fort Bend Chamber Chairman Jim Russ of EHRA Engineering. Deacon Rob Hodge, Church of the Living God, gave the invocation. Richmond Fire Department Honor Guard was also present for the posting of the colors and City Commissioner Barry Beard led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Underwriters for the luncheon included Classic Chevrolet, Jones|Carter, Kelly R. Kaluza & Associates, Inc., Linbebarger Attorneys at Law, PGAL, State Representative John Zerwas, Texas State Technical College, Veranda by Johnson Development, and Wharton County Junior College.
For more information about the Chamber or its programs, call 281-342-5464 or visit www.CFBCA.org.
The Central Fort Bend Chamber is a 106 year old non-profit membership organization dedicated to creating a strong local economy where businesses can prosper. The Central Fort Bend Chamber advocates for over 1,000 local businesses led by a volunteer board of directors who are dedicated to sustaining Fort Bend County’s quality of life, and keeping our community and economy vibrant.