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Texas Citizen Planner Program: Community Planning for Hazards. A Training for Local Officials.

Jun. 4 - Jun. 5, 2019

Galveston County Extension Office

La Marque, TX


Registration Open or 979-845-2604

Local elected officials and municipal staff are invited to learn about the connections between good planning, hazard mitigation, and environmental stewardship through first-person perspectives and case study examples. Texas Citizen Planner is an innovative program for community leaders to learn about integrating community hazard mitigation approaches with local planning practices. The art of good planning is about injecting long-term considerations into near-term actions. Communities that integrate hazard mitigation principals and factor in long-term risks into their existing plans stand to make their communities more resilient and less prone to disasters. 

Regional workshop to be held in La Marque.


Tuesday, June 04: 9 am - 4 pm

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

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

Matt Festa, JD, Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston

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

Earthea Nance, PhD, PE, CFM, Associate Professor, Dept. of Urban Planning & Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University



Wednesday, June 05: 9 am - 1 pm

Collaborate over a live table-top interface and use local mapping data to plan hypothetical growth scenarios. Real time feedback allows participants to see the consequences of their planning decisions. The planning support tool, Community Health and Resource Management (CHARM), encourages collaborative problem solving and no GIS experience is needed. Attendance is required to receive certificate.


Location: Galveston County Extension Office, 4102-B Main Street (Carbide Park), La Marque, TX 77568

Registration: $79 and includes presentation materials and lunch.
Space is Limited. Group rates are available. or 979-845-2604


For more information contact Celina Gauthier Lowry, or visit

Date and Time

Tue, Jun. 4


Wed, Jun. 5, 2019

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Galveston County Extension Office

La Marque, TX

 Galveston County Extension Office, 4102-B Main Street (Carbide Park), La Marque, TX 77568