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Central Fort Bend Chamber
News Release
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

More Than 300 Attend City of Rosenberg 2017 Address with Mayor Cynthia A. McConathy

The annual State of the City Address, hosted by the Central Fort Bend Chamber, was held on February 23, 2017 at the Rosenberg Civic Center. Mayor Cynthia A. McConathy addressed key members of the community including over 270 local business owners, community leaders, and elected officials of Fort Bend County during a luncheon highlighting her vision for the future of the City.

McConathy paid tribute to the visionary leaders that have helped cultivate the growth and success of the City citing examples such as the projects and mandates of former Mayors Joe Gurecky, Dorothy Ryan, Lupe Uresti, and Vincent Morales. McConathy went on to detail her vision for the future of the rapidly growing City, which includes filling in gaps in infrastructure, pilot programs to highlight water conservation, improvements to technology and communications, and City-wide preparedness.

With that end, McConathy chose to highlight some of the City’s accomplishments over the year, a traditional part of a State of the City address, with a video detailing the complexity and cooperation each City department operated under during the historic Memorial Day flood of 2016. The video highlighted the importance of good planning and follow-through in an emergency situation as well as paying homage to the hard work, dedication, devastation, and ultimately charity that City experienced, collectively.

The Mayor continues her efforts toward preparation and incident management as she looks to the future.

“Preparedness is a huge focus for me, as Mayor, and I am happy to say that the City [Rosenberg] was ready and prepared for such an unfortunate disaster,” McConathy said. “With proper emergency training and planning, we were able to help those in the community who really needed it most—in a timely and orderly fashion.”

The theme of the event, From Vision to Reality focuses on the importance and sometimes difficulties in dreaming big. The City of Rosenberg has no shortage of community leaders, businesses, and stakeholders helping to make this vision a reality.

 “With the help and vision of our former Mayors, myself, and City staff, we have made great progress in providing cleaner water, improved public safety, improved infrastructure, and development of other economic development projects in Rosenberg.”

To view the video that was shared at the event demonstrating the tremendous efforts made by the City of Rosenberg during the Memorial Day flood, visit

Presenting sponsors include NewQuest Properties and Atlantic-Pacific Communities. The luncheon was conducted by Central Fort Bend Chamber Chairman Jim Russ, EHRA Engineering. Apostle Robert Campbell, Living Word International Ministries, gave the invocation. Rosenberg Police Department Honor Guard was also present for the posting of the colors. Eagle Scout Michael Parnell led the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the Lamar Consolidated High School Choir who performed the National Anthem.

Underwriters included Costello, NewFirst National Bank, Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP, PGAL, Si Environmental, LLC, and Texas State Technical College & Wharton County Junior College. Corporate Supporters include AccessHealth, Amegy Bank of Texas, City of Richmond, CivilCorp, LLC, Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc., EHRA Engineering, Fort Bend Economic Development Council, Friends of Mayor Cynthia McConathy, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Jones|Carter & Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land, Kelly R. Kaluza & Associates, Inc., Lamar CISD, OakBend Medical Center, Representative John Zerwas, M.D., House District 28, Rosenberg Development Corporation, Sterling McCall Lexus, theCHURCH, and YMCA, T.W. Davis.

For more information about the Chamber or its programs, call 281-342-5464 or visit

The Central Fort Bend Chamber is a 106 year old non-profit membership organization dedicated to creating a strong local economy where businesses can prosper. The Central Fort Bend Chamber advocates for over 1,000 local businesses led by a volunteer board of directors who are dedicated to sustaining Fort Bend County’s quality of life, and keeping our community and economy vibrant.

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