11th Annual State of The City Sugar Land

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 11th Annual State of the City Sugar Land Address focusing on the City’s 2018 accomplishments. The program will be held Thursday, February 28th at the Sugar Land Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, located at 16090 City Walk at the corner of U.S. Highway 59 and State Highway 6.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 am, followed by a dynamic presentation from Mayor Joe Zimmerman and City Manager Allen Bogard of 2018 Sugar Land accomplishments and goals for 2019. Some of these include:

• The City’s ongoing efforts to improve mobility and connectedness throughout Sugar Land.

• The focus on keeping Sugar Land safer than ever before as evidenced through the City’s historically low crime rate and sustained investments in facilities and infrastructure, including drainage.

• The City’s efforts to listen to the community by leveraging technology to enhance citizen engagement.

• Economic and tourism initiatives that help provide the high level of services that Sugar Land citizens expect while maintaining one of the state’s lowest tax rates.

• Sugar Land’s prestigious “AAA” bond rating, a reflection of the City’s strong financial position that allows the City to improve its quality of life, while at the same time minimizing the residents’ tax burden.

• The City’s champion workforce that consistently exceeds the high expectations of the Sugar Land community and positions the City to effectively respond to new opportunities.

“The Governmental Relations Division provides Chamber members with access to local and state government officials, promoting the understanding of current legislative issues and giving the business community an opportunity for input” said Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Keri Schmidt.  “This division provide a forum for discussion of relevant legislative matters, updates members on key issues and provides leadership on legislative agendas. During election years, the division conducts community candidates forums for municipal, school, and county elections that provide a fair and unbiased opportunity for attendees to understand the qualifications, positions of the candidates and the key issues of the election.”

Presenting sponsors include Johnson Development Corporation and Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation. Underwriting sponsors include Geotest Engineering, Inc., LandPark Commercial, Linebarger Law Firm, MD Anderson Cancer Center, TBG Partners, US Global Fuels and Wharton County Junior College.

Sponsorships are still available from $2,500 to $650. Individual reservations are available for $35. Contact Matthew Ferraro at matthew@fortbendcc.org or 281-491-0277 to make reservations or RSVP online at www.FortBendChamber.com.