Lake Travis ISD’s 2020 State of the District luncheon is set to take place Oct. 21, and this year the community can anticipate a few changes.

The annual event hosted by the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will be the first for LTISD’s new superintendent Paul Norton, who joined the district in July ahead of the 2020-21 school year.

Norton will discuss the current school year among other aspects of the district, and attendees will have the chance to ask questions.

In light of social distancing guidelines, the event will also take place both virtually and in person.

Traditionally, the luncheon is one of the chamber’s most popular events and usually sees around 175 attendees, according to Laura Mitchell, chamber president. While in-person tickets are sold out, the chamber is able to host an unlimited number of virtual guests.

Mitchell said she hopes the new platform will not only ensure the community’s safety but also provide residents who would not normally attend the luncheon with the opportunity to experience the event.

“I think that there’s an opportunity for so many more people to have access to [Norton] and his message than we’ve ever had in person,” Mitchell said.

Registration is $20 and can be done through the chamber’s website. Information on the event’s virtual access can be obtained after registering.