We're excited to see everyine in Galveston at the end of the week! We're doubling the community banker education offered at this year’s event, and we'll also kick off with a pre-convention fishing tournament early Saturday morning then the Chairman’s Luau late afternoon. You won’t want to miss sessions by economist Dr. Ray Perryman, ICBA Chairman Preston Kennedy, inspirational speaker John O’Leary, bank advocate Dave Martin, and our "Best of" Community Bankers panel. The fan-favorite Songwriters’ Showcase and PAC Auction will also return.
In the wake of last week’s tragic mass shooting in El Paso, there are two organizations that have set up funds to meet the short-term needs of victims—El Paso Community Foundation and Paso Del Norte Community Foundation. Additionally, the United Way of El Paso County will fund their agencies to help with the long-term needs of victims and their families.