The State Of Series is a series of annual events hosted by the public policy department of the Greater Waco Chamber. These events are designed to engage elected officials from the city, county, state and federal levels and inform our membership and community about a variety of topics, including current political happenings, current affairs affecting public education in Texas, and issues that impact our business community.
All of these events are open to the public. For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jessica Attas at 254-757-5631.
Wednesday, Nov. 13 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Ridgewood Country Club
We are excited to welcome City of Waco Mayor Kyle Deaver and McLennan County Judge Scott Felton as the guest speakers at this year's luncheon, where updates on area developments, legislative needs, challenges and an overall view of Waco and McLennan County will be presented.
This event is open to the Chamber membership and community. The deadline to register is November 6.
Thursday, December 12 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Baylor Club
Our annual State of the State luncheon will feature an outstanding panel of guest speakers, including State Representative Kyle Kacal (HD 12), Commissioner Julian Alvarez of the Texas Workforce Commission, and State Demographer Dr. Lloyd Potter. We’ll discuss key outcomes of the 86th Legislative Session, and the economic and demographic trends that will impact our state moving forward.
This event is open to the Chamber membership and community. The deadline to register is December 2.
Monday, December 2 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Baylor Club
Join us on December 2 to thank retiring Congressman Bill Flores and hear his reflections on the year behind us and what lies ahead for our great nation. Joining the discussion will be famed economist Dr. Ray Perryman to offer his insights and perspectives on the greatest opportunities and challenges to the continued economic strength of Greater Waco and beyond.
This event is open to the Chamber membership and community. The deadline to register is November 22.
Wednesday, November 20 | 8:30 - 10 a.m. | Baylor Club
The Greater Waco Chamber and the P-20 Regional Council welcome Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath for an update on the historic recently passed legislation for public education and statewide progress and challenges to public education. Following his keynote address, we'll hear updates on the work of area schools on their issues, how they are working to prepare their students, and how businesses can support their efforts.
In addition to Morath's keynote address, business leaders will hear from the superintendents of our largest school districts who will share updates on their schools, the impacts of HB 3, the innovative strategies and unique challenges to public education in our community. The Superintendent's Panel will feature superintendents Dr. Susan Kincannon, Waco ISD, and Dr. George Kazanas, Midway ISD.
Doors will open at 8 a.m. for networking and a “School Spotlight,” where you can see what area districts and schools are doing for Career and Technical Education and innovative programs to help build a college, career and military-ready workforce.
This event is open to the Chamber membership and community. The deadline to register is November 11.
Special thanks to our sponsors for each of these events!
State of Public Education