Legislative Primer: Looking Ahead to the 87th Session
November 30, 2020
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce live-streamed a legislative preview on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. The Legislative Primer, presented by Garver LLC, included a panel consisting of Senator Angela Paxton, Texas Senate District 8, Representative Jared Patterson, Texas House District 106, and Mayor Jeff Cheney, City of Frisco. Chris Wallace, President/CEO of the North Texas Commission moderated the discussion. In past years, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce has held a Legislative Luncheon prior to each legislative session. This year, audience members watched on the Frisco Chamber’s YouTube channel. The Legislative Primer can be viewed here. The conversation included topics regarding the upcoming legislative session, including local and state election results, redistricting, taxpayer-funded lobbying, local control, and COVID-19 pandemic recovery. The 87th Texas Legislative Session will begin on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. To date, hundreds of bills, constitutional amendments, and resolutions have been pre-filed. In addition to the Presenting Sponsor, Garver LLC, other sponsors stepped up to make this event possible. Innovator Sponsors included Bank of America, CoServ, Frisco Economic Development Corporation, HALL Park, MTX Group, and RBFCU. Visionary Sponsors included Atmos Energy and Children’s Health. The Frisco Chamber of Commerce Government Relations team works closely with elected officials at the local, state, and national levels, on issues important to the Frisco and North Texas business communities. The Frisco Chamber’s Board of Directors has adopted the 2021 Legislative Agenda, which can be viewed here.
Karen Kim, IOM
Karen Kim currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. She has over 20 years of marketing, management, communication, and graphic design experience in a variety of industries. Karen is an avid reader (ask her what she is currently reading and it will make her day!) and loves to write! Her favorite day of the week? Every day! She is a graduate of Leadership Frisco Class XXII and has recently earned an IOM designation through the US Chamber of Commerce. Karen's Top 5 Strengths: Ideation | Significance | Strategic | Learner | Input.