The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) recently hosted its 43rd Annual Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at 6:30 pm.  The Annual Meeting was held at the City of Beaumont Event Centre, 700 Crockett Street, Beaumont.

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.

Meeting highlights included the installation of SETRPC Officers for 2015 as follows:  

Mayor Fred Williams, City of Kountze, President

Mayor Kirk Roccaforte, City of Bridge City, 1st Vice-President

Commissioner Eddie Arnold, Jefferson County, 2nd Vice-President

Commissioner Chris Kirkendall, Hardin County, 3rd Vice-President

Commissioner David Dubose, Orange County, Treasurer

Mayor Rebecca “Becky” Ford, City of Bevil Oaks, Secretary 

In addition, two Lamar University students were presented scholarship awards.  Ms. Allexus McLeod was the recipient of the Don Kelly Scholarship Award in Social Work, and Mr. Mason Gardner was the recipient of the Mayor Frances K. Monk Scholarship in Public Service.

For additional information, please contact Shaun P. Davis, Executive Director, at 409-899-8444 ext 6041 or