Advocacy is critical to ensuring state and federal policies and funding priorities positively impact our 50 Texas Community Colleges. The Director of Trustee Strategies and the CCATT Legislative Committee coordinate efforts with the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) to promote effective, student-centered policies, practices and funding models. We provide testimony, serve as resource witnesses, submit feedback and language on proposed legislation and coordinate meetings with state legislators and members of our U.S. Congress. With engaged trustees and regents leveraging their former roles as respected state policymakers, CCATT utilizes their collective knowledge and relationships for the betterment of our 50 community colleges.