Harlingen residents among Lyceum directors

AUSTIN — The Texas Lyceum last week announced that a pair of Harlingen residents — Cameron County Commissioner Dan Sanchez and Rosalinda Mercado-Garza, CEO, E-Colors Education Inc. — have been selected as new directors for 2016.

The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization announced 18 new Lyceum directors have been selected to join the organization, which is focused on cultivating the next generation of Texas leaders by engaging them in an array of invaluable statewide and international programming sparking lively and respectful public policy debate.

Dave Shaw of Austin, president of Arrow Media, an Austin-based branding and public relations firm, was sworn in as its president Jan. 12 at the Texas Capitol.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead the Texas Lyceum into its 36th year,” said Shaw. “The Texas Lyceum plays a vital role by bringing together diverse leaders from across the state and creating a space for civil discourse about the policy issues that are important to the future of Texas. It’s an organization where we leave partisan politics at the door to create a statewide network of leaders who can work together for the betterment of our state.”

In 2016, Lyceum directors, who are from Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and other areas, will engage in a valuable list of statewide programming including the year’s first meeting later this month in Galveston entitled, “Facing the Storm: Preserving a Resilient Texas,” which will focus on state preparedness for natural disasters, as well as the economics of recovery.

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