Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) will be presented with a special Leadership Award for his work during Hurricane Rita by Chester Jordan of the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC). The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) 2006 Congressional Partnership Award is given for Community and Economic Development Support and outstanding leadership in promoting federal community, economic and transportation development programs. In addition, Congressman Poe will be recognized for his efforts on behalf of Southeast and East Texas in securing federal hurricane recovery funding.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2006

WHERE: South East Texas Regional Planning Commission
2210 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, Texas 77703

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) is a voluntary association of local governments that serves an area composed of Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties. The Planning Commission was established in June, 1970 under authority provided by the Texas Legislature in 1965. SETRPC is one of 24 Regional Planning Councils that serve all of Texas. Regional Council boundaries conform to the State Planning Region System whereby 24 areas or regions are delineated according to socio-economic and physical characteristics that set one area apart from another.