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Texas Citizen Planner Program
Community Planning for Hazards

June 4-5, 2019

Thank you for Attending

We hope you found the information useful for your day-to-day work and can utilize aspects of the program which are of particular benefit for your community.

 

If you registered but did not make it, you've been added to receive the presentations and additional information below.

Community Planning for Hazards

Hear first-person perspectives about strategic approaches other Texas communities have used to link risk management with their ongoing community planning and vision.


Presentations

  1. Tools and Strategies for Hazard Planning

  2. Legal Foundations of Community Planning

  3. Planning for Community Resilience Through Hazard Mitigation

  4. Texas Department of Insurance, Windstorm Inpections Program

Presentations are available online for download as a .pdf.

Instructors


Earthea Nance, PhD, PE, CFM


Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning & Environmental Policy and Political Science, Texas Southern University.

Dr. Earthea Nance has been a registered professional civil engineer for 22 years and a certified floodplain manager for 10 years. She specializes in environmental hazards and water management in complex social settings, such as in vulnerable communities. Visit
Earthea’s online profile or access her Google Scholar webpage.

 

Dave Jackson, CEM


 
 

State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Mitigation Section Administrator, Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety

Dave Jackson is the State Hazard Mitigation Officer for the Texas Division of Emergency Management.  He is responsible for the management and operations of TDEM’s hazard mitigation activities which include mitigation planning and mitigation grants programs. View more of Dave's bio.



 

Matt Festa, JD


Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston

Matt Festa teaches and researches in the areas of property law and land use, state & local government, and energy & environmental law. His scholarship focuses on the relation between property rights and public control in land use planning and government regulation; on the role of property rights in constitutional law and history; and on property and the rule of law in contemporary international affairs. Visit Prof. Festa’s online profile.

 

Michael Babin



Education/Oversight Specialist, Windstorm Inspection Program, Texas Department of Insurance

Michael Babin has worked for the Texas Department Of Insurance Windstorm Inspection Group for almost 26 years. His main function is Education and Outreach on the inspection process, approving products, and the importance of receiving the certificate of compliance after you complete an improvement. View more of Michael's bio.

CHARM Exercise

Learn more about Community Health and Resource Management (CHARM) online.

Registration Breakdown

 

Number of Individuals:
21

Communities/Organizations:
City of Clear Lake Shores, City of Dickinson, City of Galveston, City of Hitchcock, City of Kemah, Kemah Fire Department, City of La Marque, City of Manvel, City of Surfside Beach, Galveston County, Galveston County Recovers, and Houston-Galveston Area Council.


Titles:
Building Inspector, Building Official, City Administrator, City Administrator/Economic Development Director, Code Compliance Supervisor, Commissioner, Council Member, Councilman, Director of Community Services, Director Of Grant Administration, Director-Communications, HR, Special Projects, Fire Chief/EMC, Manager, Mayor, Planner, Planning Commissioner, Planning Manager, Vice-Chairman. Planning & Zoning Commission, and Volunteer Coordinator.

 

FUNDING Items


Texas General Land Office

GLO MITIGATION SURVEY

In response to the unprecedented destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, and the floods of 2015 and 2016, Texas will receive $1.297 billion in federal disaster mitigation funds to help vulnerable communities prepare for future disasters.


Please complete the following survey to assist the GLO-CDR with the development of the Mitigation Action Plan. There are 19 questions that should take roughly ten minutes to complete.

mitigation survey

MITIGATION FUNDING OVERVIEW

The GLO is awaiting mandatory guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for $4.383 billion in mitigation funds for major declared disaster events in Texas during 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Local governments eligible for the mitigation funding will include eligible presidentially declared disasters counties for the 2015 flooding events, the 2016 flooding events, and Hurricane Harvey. Since 2015, 140 Texas counties have received a Presidential disaster declaration.

mitigation overview online
mitigation overview .pdf

MITIGATION FUNDING OVERVIEW

The GLO is awaiting mandatory guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for $4.383 billion in mitigation funds for major declared disaster events in Texas during 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Local governments eligible for the mitigation funding will include eligible presidentially declared disasters counties for the 2015 flooding events, the 2016 flooding events, and Hurricane Harvey. Since 2015, 140 Texas counties have received a Presidential disaster declaration.


  

RELATED Events

 

Managing our Stormwater. From Gutter to Stream.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Houston Galveston Area Council, and the City of Pearland are hosting a FREE half-day workshop on Green Infrastructure, nature based techniques to clean and conserve stormwater.

This workshop is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension's Green Infrastructure for Texas program.

 

June 12, 2019


1 pm - 4 pm
Delores Fenwick Nature Center
5750 Magnolia Parkway
Pearland, TX 77584


Registration: GIFT-TCWP.eventbrite.com
Workshop Flyer (PDF)

Green Infrastructure Field Days

 

See green infrastructure projects in the Houston-Galveston region first hand. Each location showcases an innovative practice and will feature multiple speakers as well as a site tour.


 



Registration
: GIFT-TCWP.eventbrite.com


Workshop Flyer (JPEG)


Who should attend? Municipal representatives, local elected officials, county staff, landowners, school districts, not for profit organizations, and facilities managers.

Bringing Back Main Street.

 

H-GAC is hosting a Bringing Back Main Street roundtable in July. H-GAC hosts quarterly roundtables to help local governments, chambers of commerce, and economic development interests promote the economic revitalization of downtown areas.


July 23, 2019


9:30 am - noon
The location will be announced soon.



For more information, contact Joey Kaspar at 713-993-4547.

Urban Reads: Alexander Garvin

"The Heart of the City" — Distinguished urban planner Alexander Garvin identifies shared elements of great downtowns, offers lessons from successful and failed projects, and charts a path forward to support downtowns into the twenty-first century. This is a Kinder Institute for Urban Research event. The Kinder Institute is a multidisciplinary think-and-do tank housed at Rice University in central Houston.


June 25, 2019


7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 

Learn More and Register - https://kinder.rice.edu/events/urban-reads-alexander-garvin
Upcoming Events - https://kinder.rice.edu/events

Supplemental Reading


Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium

Earthea Nance presented on and provided hard copies of several resources through the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium.

Resiliency through Collaboration. The Greater Houston area's leading researchers come together to translate date into actionable information to help guide decision-makers during the region's redevelopment. 


Research and Studies - https://www.houstonconsortium.com/p/research-studies

 

Urban Edge Blog

Matthew Festa mentioned The Kinder Institute as a resource. Events hosted by the Institute are referenced to above.
 

Urban Edge Blog - https://kinder.rice.edu/urban-edge 
 

PROGRAM VISION

The vision for Citizen Planner is simply to place the tools of community resilience into the hands of local officials, our citizen planners.

PURPOSE

Every year across Texas hundreds of locally elected and appointed officials enter public life. They bring with them an ethic of service, but  few have the training in the art and science of community planning.

Texas and its 1,200 cities and towns are growing at an unprecedented rate, and our elected citizens must be properly trained to enhance the quality of life, economic opportunity, and sound environmental stewardship.

Planning and land use decisions made today will determine how resilient our critical facilities are for decades to come. The Citizen Planner program was created to address this need for knowledge and awareness by municipal leadership.


       

    
    

 

The very first TEXAS CITIZEN PLANNERS.

2013.
 

The Texas Citizen Planner program is supported in part by a Texas Coastal Management Program Grant approved by the Texas Land Commissioner pursuant to National Oceanic and Admospheric Administration Award No. NA18NOS4190153.

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.

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