The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce board of directors has voted in favor to cancel the Lone Star Legislative Summit (LSLS) scheduled for April 16-17, 2020.
The vote was taken during the board's March 24 meeting after attending directors heard recommendations by LSLS event chairmen Donna Finley and Todd A. Brown and Chamber Vice Chairman Business Development J. Bradley Reynolds.
"The decision we made in March happens to follow the executive orders recently issued by Governor Abbott and the Stay Home, Stay Safe orders from the City of Nacogdoches and the County," Reynolds said. "It was not an easy decision to make, but we are confident it was the right decision. We value the health and safety of our community."
Confirmed participants of LSLS 2020 included three U.S. Congressmen, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and more than 20 state legislators.
"The Chamber's Government Affairs committee members extend their appreciation to those who had committed to come to Nacogdoches and take part in this notable East Texas event. Our Chamber directors would also like to thank the sponsoring businesses for their support," said Chamber President/CEO C. Wayne Mitchell.
LSLS is a biennial program of the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and was founded in 2006. The last summit was held in 2018 with a record number of 500 attendees.