• Meet the Staff


    Gary Basinger, CEcD
    President & CEO

    Gary began his career in Economic Development in 1992.  He has been at The Alliance since April 2008.  Early in his career Gary was a cotton farmer in the Lubbock area. Gary is a 1980 graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Agronomy and a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Economics.

    Gary has been married to his wife Peggy for 35 years.  Peggy is a retired elementary school teacher.  They have three children, one son and two daughters.  Gary and Peggy have four grandchildren.


    Debbie Pennington
    Vice President, Operations

    Debbie has been with The Alliance since 1998.  She is the Brazoria County Day Event Coordinator, a member of The Dow Chemical Company CAP, Brazosport College Small Business Development Center Advisory Committee, Women’s Health Conference Advisory Committee, and Executive Board for Boy Scouts. Debbie serves on the Angleton-Danbury Hospital District board.

    Debbie and her husband, Brett, have been married for 25 years.  Brett works for UTMB Health.  They have four sons and two grandchildren.  Debbie enjoys life outdoors.

     Gabe Williams

     Administrative Assistant

     Gabe is a graduate of Columbia High School and attended college at Brazosport College.  

     Gabe and her husband, Jeremy, have been married for 3 years. They have two girls, Kyla and Korey. Gabe enjoys spending time with her family.

  • Hyatt Regency Austin

    Reserve your room for Brazoria County Day!

    The block of overnight rooms is at the Hyatt Regency Austin.

    208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas  78704

    To reserve your overnight room, please click on the following:


  • 2021 Brazoria County Day

    Schedule of Events

  • Sunday, February 21, 2021

    4:00 P.M.

    Registration Opens in the Padre Island Meeting Room (2nd Floor) Headquarters Opens (15th Floor)
    Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704

    Monday, February 22, 2021

    8:00 A.M.

    Agency & Legislative Gift Distribution
    Continental Breakfast, Hill Country A-C, Hyatt Regency Austin (1st Floor)

    8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

    Scheduled Agency and Legislative Visitation

    5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

    Reception Zilker Terrace (2nd Floor)

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    7:30 A.M.

    Brazoria County Legislative Breakfast
    Featuring ___________________

    Zilker Ballroom 1-2, Hyatt Regency Austin (2nd Floor)

    9:00 A.M.

    Line up to pass through metal detectors at the Capitol

    10:00 A.M.

    Recognition of Brazoria County Delegation in the House
    Wear your Brazoria County Day T-shirt!

    Immediately following House recognition
    Recognition of the Brazoria County Day Delegation in the Senate
     Wear your Brazoria County Day T-shirt!

    Immediately following Senate recognition
    Brazoria County Group Photo with Our Elected Officials
     South lawn of the capitol
    Wear your Brazoria County Day T-shirt!

    4:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
    Bus transportation between the Hyatt Regency Austin and Fiesta Gardens, and
    between the Capitol and Fiesta Gardens

    5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
    Brazoria County Presents World’s Largest Shrimp Cocktail
    Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street
    Wear your Brazoria County Day T-shirt!
    *For printable version, click HERE*