DETCOG November 24, 2020 Board Meeting Brief

The Deep East Texas Council of Governments Board of Directors adopted the Housing Choice
Voucher Program Administration Plan for the fiscal year of 2021 during its November 24, 2020
meeting. The plan may be viewed online here.
DETCOG Housing Director Janett Lewis explained this plan is brought before the board each
year for approval, with any needed changes. The FY 2021 plan includes two major changes:

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My 5 Cents by Senator Nichols

Though the Capitol has been closed to the public for most of this year, my staff is hard at work
preparing for the upcoming legislative session. Though session will surely look different this
year due to the ongoing global pandemic, we are still focused on the needs of the state and our
constituents. Please reach out to my office if you have any needs or concerns.
Here are five things happening around your state:

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Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday, December 5 th .
In keeping with the holiday tradition, the Grand Marshal will lead the parade at 6:00pm. Allison
Harbison, the 2020 Distinguished Service Award recipient is this year’s Grand Marshal. Over 20 floats
will make their way through the heart of downtown to delight the young and old alike.
Floats will line up on Malone Drive. The Parade will go down Tenaha Street and around the