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For Immediate Release
June 27, 2022
Becki Womble, CCE, IOM
President & CEO
(512) 303-0558
TCCE Media Award Presented at 2022 Annual Conference
Bastrop, TX (June 27, 2022) — At the 2022 Annual Texas Chamber of Commerce (TCCE) Conference held in Rockwall, Texas, on June 21-23, the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce was awarded First Place in the print category under Special Projects for their 2021-2022 Public Policy Guide. The guide is a publication of the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee, published every other year and approved by the Board of Directors. The award-winning Public Policy Guide is the 3rd edition and is updated in the fall prior to each legislative session.
Texas Chambers of Commerce are recognized each year for outstanding marketing and communications work through the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executive's (TCCE) Communication Award Program. Submissions are reviewed by an expert panel of judges who select a limited number of entries to be named as award winners.
“I am beyond thrilled to have received this honor from the numerous submissions by chambers of commerce across the state of Texas,” said Becki Womble, Bastrop Chamber President and CEO. “This Public Policy Guide was developed by our amazing Governmental Affairs team and is a communication piece that states the chamber’s position on issues, legislation, and economic development to our elected officials and the general public. There is no more important responsibility of a chamber than to advocate for the business community.”
The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce has an extensive history of advocating for school bonds, infrastructure, beautification projects, new parks, downtown parking, and sidewalks, along with streets and highway improvements. At one time, the Chamber of Commerce was the economic development arm of the City of Bastrop and had a contract for tourism until the end of 2015. In January 2016, the Chamber launched the initiative, which promotes the vote in Bastrop County, has a website to educate voters on candidates running for office and holds candidate forums prior to elections. As part of this initiative, the Public Policy Guide was developed to state the chamber’s position on issues affecting Bastrop County’s business community.
“This is a significant time in the history of Bastrop as we navigate unprecedented economic growth. It is vital that we communicate the things that are important to our business community with this Public Policy Guide. I am extremely proud of Becki, the Chamber team, and the Governmental Affairs Committee for receiving this award,” said Chad Benoit, Chairman of the Board. 
The mission of the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce is "To improve business prosperity and, thereby, the quality of life in Bastrop County, through leadership, advocacy, and collaboration." Currently, the Chamber serves a membership of 760 plus members throughout Bastrop County and Central Texas and is consistently ranked in the Top 5 Largest Chambers by the Austin Business Journal. To learn more and/or join the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, please visit 

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