This is a big week for Texas 2036 — in part because we continue our efforts to build out a large and growing diverse, non-partisan statewide presence.
Today, we announced the addition of more accomplished directors to our large and growing Texas 2036 Board of Directors, which now totals almost three dozen. This diverse statewide board includes highly accomplished civic, philanthropic, and business leaders who will bring a diverse set of experiences, viewpoints and relationships, but share a deep commitment in creating a better future for our fellow Texans. Please click here to view the full list of their names.
We’re honored and fortunate to have such a distinguished group from across the state helping our organization put a spotlight on the big issues facing Texas as we approach our bicentennial in 17 years.
That’s not all. Also, Texas 2036 unveiled:
- A new website tailored to help Texans review data that the organization has collected around issues such as education, health, infrastructure and natural resources.
- The Case for Action is an interactive, data-driven story, which provides statistics and projections that inform the challenges and opportunities facing Texas across six critical issue areas.
Finally, to wrap up recent news, the Austin American-Statesman, Waco Tribune, Amarillo Globe-News, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram published a guest column from our President and CEO Margaret Spellings explaining what we are all about. When Tom was in Houston for a meeting with MD Anderson, he met with Houston Chronicle reporter, Erica Grieder, who wrote a column on Texas 2036 in yesterday’s paper. Further, POLITICO’s special edition, “99 Ways to Fix America,” included Margaret’s data-oriented Texas 2036 solution.
This week, we’ll cap our activities off on Saturday at the Texas Tribune Festival, where we will host a series of free public discussions on Congress Avenue as part of their “Open Congress” programming. Click here to view the sessions will cover the future of education, jobs, transportation and health and feature a wide range of policy experts and legislative leaders. The walk-off discussion will contrast the economies of Texas and California, featuring Texas Comptroller Glen Hegar and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
The sessions are free and open to the public. And if you swing by between 8-9 Saturday morning, you can have coffee and breakfast tacos with Tom Luce (our founder and board chair) and Margaret Spellings (our aforementioned CEO).
Come be a part of what’s next for Texas.