Last year was a very busy year for public works professionals in Texas, with Hurricane Harvey, earthquakes, and all the issues that came with those events.
Hurricane Harvey: A Texas Chapter perspective Kristina Ramirez, P.E., CFM, Director of Environmental Services, City of Killeen, Texas, and member, APWA Water Resources Management Committee; Gary Enna, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Rowlett, Texas; and Matthew L. Froehlich, P.E., Project Manager, Brown & Gay Engineers Inc., Houston, Texas, and Trustee, APWA Texas Chapter Southeast Branch
ast year was a very busy year for public works professionals in Texas. The year brought an extended state legislative session, earthquakes, Hurricane Harvey, and all the issues that came with those events. Several members of the Texas Chapter of APWA (TPWA) participated on the stateâ€™s Public Works Response Team (PWRT) during Harvey. TPWA is also an affiliate member of the Texas Municipal League (TML). During and after www.apwa.net
Harvey, TML provided a means for municipalities and TML affiliates to coordinate efforts on resources and critical needs. TML and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) also assisted TPWA and municipalities through the timely dissemination of helpful links and contact information for various resources, state regulations and federal programs. As a result, TPWA members from all over the state were able to deploy labor, equipment and
February 2018 issue of the APWA Reporter, the official magazine of the American Public Works Association