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League City Chamber of Commerce
News Release
Monday, April 11, 2011

A Rally to Protect Our Schools hosted by League City Chamber of Commerce

League City, Texas — The League City Chamber of Commerce announced the plans today for a Rally to Protect Our Schools in response to the anticipated education funding cuts during the current state legislative session.  League City Chamber of Commerce members are encouraged to attend the rally, scheduled for Thursday, April 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center Crystal Ballroom.  While the event is free, Chamber members are encouraged to call 281.338.7339 to make reservations.

Chamber officials will unveil a call to action to its members and opportunities to support both Clear Creek and Dickinson Independent School Districts.  Both school district superintendents, Dr. Greg Smith of CCISD and Dr. Leland Williams of DISD, will address the current financial shortfalls expected by their respective districts as well as the impact the shortfalls could have on workforce development.

“Education and economic development are interdependent upon each other,” said Jason E. Ebey, League City Chamber of Commerce President & CEO. “Success in one area is contingent upon success in the other.  The League City Chamber understands that education produces a skilled and capable workforce on which our members rely. Financial cuts to our school systems will affect our local economy.”

With education being voted one of the top public policy issues to our members, the League City Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Committee is developing this event in an effort to inform business owners and employees on the opportunities to become engaged citizens.

“We are fortunate to call League City home. This community shares in our mission to prepare our students to be successful, contributing citizens to our local economy,” said Greg Smith, Superintendent of Schools for the Clear Creek Independent School District. “Education is an investment in workforce development.” 

The mission of the League City Chamber of Commerce is to promote the League City area’s economic growth through partnership between community, business and government.  The League City Chamber of Commerce is a private, nonprofit organization supported by more than 500 businesses, professional and industrial firms, community members, organizations, and public utilities.

Remembering Jim Guidry Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership

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