(Orange, Texas)

January 17, 2013

David Dubose named President of South East Texas Regional Planning Commission

Dawn Burleigh
The Orange Leader

BEAUMONT — Orange County Commissioner Pct. 1 David Dubose was recently sworn in as President of the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC).

“This means a lot to me as a person and to our community,” said Dubose.

SETRPC held its 41st Annual Meeting at on Wednesday at the City of Beaumont Event Center.

The SETRPC is a voluntary association of local governments established in June 1970 that includes Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange Counties. SETRPC promotes intergovernmental cooperation and coordination, and provides a forum for the discussion and study of area issues.

“The commission helps to find funding for southeast Texas,” Dubose said. “The commission has a great staff and we help review and find the funding for the projects.”

Highlights of the meeting included installation of SETRPC Officers for 2013.

Officers include:

Commissioner David Dubose, Orange County, President

Mayor Glenn Johnson, City of Port Neches, 1st Vice-President

Mayor Fred Williams, City of Kountze, 2nd Vice-President

Mayor Kirk Roccaforte, City of Bridge City, 3rd Vice-President

Commissioner Eddie Arnold, Jefferson County, Treasurer

Commissioner Chris Kirkendall, Hardin County, Secretary.

Tommy Gunn, Tommy Gunn Law Office, Orange, Texas, Legal Counsel