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Rural Water Day at the Texas Capitol

Grassroots advocacy at its best! 

Please RSVP through RuralWaterCon Registration 

Wednesday, March 27 2019

Rural Water Day at the Capitol is our chance to come together as one and tell our story with a powerful, unified voice.
Don’t miss this opportunity to join forces with your peers as we engage our elected representatives together.


Attendance at the Legislative Briefing Breakfast, Rural Water Day at the Texas Capitol, and Afternoon Dessert Reception is complimentary. Please indicate your plans to attend on the RuralWaterCon registration form.
Lunch is on your own.


7:00 a.m. Legislative Briefing Breakfast
TRWA Executive Director Lara Zent and the TRWA legislative team will discuss priorities and strategy for meeting with your representatives and senators at the Capitol.

8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Shuttle to and from the State Capitol
A free shuttle will loop every hour between the Renaissance Austin Hotel and the State Capitol. The first bus leaves the Renaissance Austin Hotel at 8:30 a.m. The last bus departs the Capitol at 4:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Individual Meetings with Texas Legislators
Take this opportunity to visit the offices of your state senator and representative. This valuable time will be used to communicate your priorities and concerns and help legislators understand rural water issues. It is important to secure an appointment with your legislator well in advance of Wednesday.

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. House and Senate Meetings
The Texas House and Senate will convene in the morning in a general session. Resolutions to honor TRWA's 50th anniversary will be read in both houses. House and Senate committee hearings will be held throughout the day.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Dessert Reception

Texas Legislature and their staff will be invited to attend our dessert reception at the Capitol Cafeteria. This is a great opportunity for you to network with legislative staff. Please encourage your senator and representative to attend.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

Join us back at the Renaissance Austin Hotel for a Welcome Reception held on Wednesday night. Take this time to network with other water industry professionals and Exhibit Hall vendors. This event will also feature a live auction benefiting the Rural Water Political Action Committee.


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