Long-time District 21 Congressman Lamar Smith attended today’s Chamber Board of Directors meeting and departed a Prince! Chamber Chair of the Board Robin Jeffers bestowed a City of a Prince Decree on Smith, who is retiring from Congress later this year. Smith updated attendees on happenings in Washington, D.C. and his plans for when he is not serving the citizens of District 21. 

Also at today’s board meeting, directors voted to support the New Braunfels ISD 2018 Bond issue to be before voters this Fall. According to NBISD Superintendent Randy Moczygemba, the bond is comprised of a new middle school, new elementary school, and upgrades to all campuses, security measures district-wide, as well as transportation and technology improvements. A small portion of the bond (3%) is slated for athletic field improvements.

The board also agreed with a recommendation of the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee regarding state legislative priorities for the 86th Legislative SShana 5 yearsession to kick off this coming January and voted to oppose mandatory sick leave ordinances by the city of Austin and San Antonio.

The Board also celebrated a staff tenure award for Shana Slatter, Executive Assistant to the President, for 5 years on staff with the Chamber.