Galveston County Daily News, Jan. 10, 2007 GALVESTON, Texas — People planning to attend the regional gathering to recognize the Galveston Model for the national Blueprint for Secure Communities are asked to register by Friday. People can register at The event will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd. Hosts are Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas and the Galveston City Council of the city of Galveston, former Virginia Gov. James Gilmore III, Galveston County, Galveston Chamber of Commerce, Galveston Economic Development Partnership, Port of Galveston and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.