The Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas on Thursday held a regional meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas. This concluded the Commission’s most recent series of regional meetings along the Gulf Coast.
Representatives of the Commission, including officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), and the Texas General Land Office (GLO), participated along with other entities working on the state’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey.
At the meeting, mayors, county judges, and other local officials in attendance had the opportunity to engage in dialogue with subject matter experts on public finance issues, debris management, housing, structural standards, workforce issues, and flood control, mitigation, and land development.
“These regional meetings provided a significant amount of information to local leaders working to rebuild the communities, and they offered the Commission the opportunity to engage in valuable dialogue about the specific needs of each region,” said Texas A&M University System Associate Vice Chancellor John Barton, who led the meeting on behalf of the Commission. “We will all continue to work together to revive the Gulf Coast and make sure that it is prepared for the next big storm.”
Earlier this month, the Commission held meetings in Victoria, Sugar Land, Beaumont, and Houston.