Governor Abbot proclaims Texas Masonry Construction Week
July 31-August 6, 2016
Governor Greg Abbott is encouraging all Texans to learn more about masonry construction by proclaiming July 31-August 6, 2016 as Texas Masonry Construction Week. The proclamation mentions that Texas has a long history of building with high-quality masonry materials such as brick, block, and stone. Some of the most iconic historical structures in Texas, the United States, and the world were constructed with masonry materials. Examples in Texas include the Alamo, the State Capitol, and the San Jacinto Monument.
The Texas Masonry Council (TMC) is holding its annual convention during Texas Masonry Construction Week. TMC's Executive Director, Lindsey Geeslin, said, "This proclamation is huge and shows that masonry is in demand in Texas. Everyone in our organization is thankful and excited about this recognition." TMC's Government Relations Specialist, Kelly Sadler, worked with the Governor's office on the proclamation and was instrumental in getting this opportunity to the Governor.
Over 250 masonry ordinances are in place currently in Texas. To learn more about TMC or masonry ordinances visit texasmasonrycouncil.org or masonryordinance.com.
About the Author
Lindsey Geeslin is the Association Manager for the Texas Masonry Council. She has served as the South of 40 Committee Chairman for the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA).