Education On The Ballot

Dr. Christie Whitbeck

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Education Division will host an informative luncheon “Education on the Ballot” on Tuesday, October 25th from 11:30 – 1:00 pm at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about the Fort Bend ISDs and Lamar CISDs ballot proposals. Fort Bend ISD Superintendent, Dr. Christie Whitbeck and Deputy Superintendent, Steve Bassett will be available to answer questions about the Voter-Approved Tax Election (VATRE). Lamar CISD Superintendent, Dr. Roosevelt Nivens will be in attendance to address questions regarding the Lamar CISD bond proposal. The meeting will be moderated by Jim Rice, Fort Bend Chamber Education Division Chair.

Dr. Roosevelt Nivens

Join us to become an informed voter in 2022. Early voting for this election will be held October 24 – November 4, 2022. The General Election Day is November 8, 2022. Individual Reservations are $20. For more information, please contact Juliette Nessmith at 281-566-2161 or

The Education Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is under the leadership of Chair, Jim Rice, Rice & Gardner Consultants, Inc. The Education Division’s passion is building awareness and connections between the business sector, community leaders, and education. By keeping its members engaged with current events impacting education on a local and national level; the division’s goal is to create opportunities for individuals to invest in education.