83R6157 JNC-D
  By: Munoz, Jr. H.R. No. 273
         WHEREAS, Members of Leadership Mission are visiting the State
  Capitol on February 4, 2013, to gain greater insight into the
  workings of state government; and
         WHEREAS, This exceptional program provides opportunities for
  participants to increase their knowledge of vital public issues and
  to visit with the leaders who are making decisions that affect their
  community; and
         WHEREAS, Meeting regularly over the course of a nine-month
  period, participants further develop their skills and enhance their
  knowledge of important public issues as they study topics ranging
  from the history of Mission to city and county government, the
  police and fire departments, health care, education, the media,
  federal agencies, and economic development; in addition,
  participants take a maquila tour; and
         WHEREAS, Classes inspire a spirit of activism and provide a
  diverse membership with personal leadership training, networking
  opportunities, and instruction from influential figures from both
  the public and private sectors; each annual Leadership group also
  completes a project of benefit to the community; in recent years,
  these projects have included donations to the Mission Historical
  Museum, the Mission Speer Memorial Library, the Mission Boys and
  Girls Club, and The University of Texas--Pan American; and
         WHEREAS, Leadership Mission awards scholarships each session
  to members who are in college and who successfully complete the LM
  program; to raise funds for these scholarships, class projects, and
  the annual legislative trip, members participate in such worthwhile
  events as the Texas Citrus Fiesta, the City Tree Lighting Ceremony,
  and a benefit raffle; they also sponsor the popular Leadership
  Mission Skeet Shoot and Golf Classic; and
         WHEREAS, Through fostering a more informed and involved
  citizenry and developing new leaders, Leadership Mission is helping
  create a brighter and more promising future for the Lone Star State;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby welcome members of Leadership Mission to the
  State Capitol and extend to all participants sincere best wishes
  for continued success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the group as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.