The coronavirus pandemic has stopped, halted or otherwise changed, well, everything. And that includes the Rosenberg Development Corp.’s board of directors.

Which is why RDC members will call for another officer election at its monthly meeting Wednesday.

The meeting will be held via teleconference at 5:30 p.m.

RDC bylaws call for officer elections to be held each July, following the May election.

But when last year’s May election was postponed to November due to COVID-19, the current RDC officers have served beyond their designated one-year term.

Currently, Ted Garcia serves as RDC president, Herb Phelan is vice president, John Herne is secretary and Teresa Bailey acts as treasurer.

In other business, board members will take action to provide funding for the Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter performance agreement for the 2021 fiscal year.

If approved, the RDC will provide $50,000 of funding to the Master Naturalists for improvements to Seabourne Creek Nature Park.

RDC members are scheduled to review all other membership and service agreements for the 2021 fiscal year.

The RDC has budgeted a certain amount for each service, which includes $75,000 for Fort Bend County transportation, $20,000 for the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Corp.; $10,000 for the Central Fort Bend Chamber, $8,000 for the Texas Economic Development Council, a statewide economic development marketing association; and $1,500 for the Highway 36A Coalition.

According to city staff, these entities have done a considerable amount of work for Rosenberg.

The RDC is an economic development corporation funded by a one-half cent sales tax. The board serves to engage in projects related to primary job creation in the city.

Citizens will not be allowed to attend council meetings, but can still ask questions via letters, telephone or email.

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The public toll-free dial-in number to participate in the telephonic meeting is 877-853-5247 and 888-788-0099.

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