It’s amazing what can happen when entities come together for a common goal.

Recently, the park board and the city of Galveston’s Industrial Development Corp., with the help of state and federal officials, teamed up to secure funding for several major beach nourishment and improvement projects worth more than $70 million.

Mary Beth Bassett is the public relations coordinator for the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Park Board of Trustees.

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