Monthly Luncheon October 2017

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Name: Monthly Luncheon October 2017
Date: October 23, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Speaker: Julian Alvarez III, Commissioner Representing Labor, Texas Workforce Commission
Topic: Texas Workforce Catered by: Desperados, serving Crispy Beef Tacos, Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas (Special dietary needs accommodated upon request)

Partners in Education

As part of our partnership with the Garland Independent School District, the Garland Chamber is pleased to recognize Teachers of the Month at monthly luncheons. Between the months of September and May, the program will recognize several teachers of the month from the 56 Garland ISD campuses located in Garland. 

Many thanks to our Partner in Education, City of Garland Environmental Waste Services for supporting the attendance of our teachers and their campus administrator.

About the Speaker

Julian Alvarez III is the Commissioner Representing Labor of the Texas Workforce Commission. Gov. Greg Abbott reappointed him to the three-member Commission on March 7, 2017. His Commission appointment expires February 1, 2023.

The Commissioner Representing Labor represents the interest of Texas workers with respect to TWC services and ensures that their concerns are considered in all Commission actions.

Prior to his appointment, Commissioner Alvarez served as president and CEO of the Rio Grande Valley Partnership fostering relationships and coordinating programs to advance regional economic development and employment opportunities. He also served as a Texas regional director for the U.S. Senate and advised on legislative and policy issues related to South Texas. Prior to that, Alvarez served on the South Texas Drug Task Force as a state trooper for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). After his service with DPS, Alvarez inspired stewardship and leadership as the director of college information for Texas State Technical College in Harlingen.

Commissioner Alvarez has served on the following boards:

  • Teach for America
  • Border Trade Alliance
  • I-69 Alliance
  • RGV Lead
  • Hidalgo County Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Texas State Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
  • UT Pan American President’s Circle
Commissioner Alvarez earned a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from Texas A&I University in Kingsville. He also enjoys refereeing collegiate football in the Southland Conference.
Event Sponsors:
  • Richland College
Location: The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center
300 N. Fifth Street | Garland, TX 75040
Date/Time Information:
Date: Oct. 23, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Contact Information:
Liza Ceniceros
Phone: 469-326-7477
Fax: 972-276-9261
Because of facility requirements, we must charge the full registration amount for reservations not canceled two business days prior to the event. 
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