Public Works Emergency Responce Council

 Hello and Welcome to the NEW "Public Works Emergence Response Council"

Updated - 4/12/2021

Don't forget our call(Meeting) Friday April. 30th 12:30pm to 1:15pm. 

We will be discussing our current deployment and some new good news for our Council


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 214 649 9596
Passcode: 45


OCT 20-22 in Galveston - TPWERC Board Meeting and 6 Classes

FEB 7-8-9th in Collage Station- TPWERC Board Meeting - 6 Classes and tours

Invitation:  TEXAS - Public Works Emergency Response Council

We would like to invite you to attend our monthly meetings of the New Public Works Emergency Response Council sponsored by Texas Chapter of APWA via zoom.  The meetings are online, on the last Friday of each month from 12:30 to 1: pm+/-. 

Agenda:  first 15 min is Council introduction, membership, current issues, and general business.  The second 15 min changes each time, between, training, SOPs, operational processes, and new requirements.

Hurricane season is coming, amidst a pandemic and other unrest.  How do we safely respond?  Join us as we discuss those issues and how they effect our Public Works Operations, and Responses.

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24 Hour Contact

Phone#210-944-8401 EXT-214


Posted (updated) April, 2021

The Texas Chapter of APWA has taken the old emergency management committee and re-adjusted it to this new Texas Public Works Emergence Response Council.

The Council will serve as Statewide data base of response assets, available to respond as requested to man-made and natural disasters thru mutual aid.  Equipment (mission ready packages) Personnel trained, certified and a single contact number with immediate group page

The Council will provide education/training to its public works response teams bi-annually (Feb and June in conjunction with Public WorkShop and Annual Conference). 

The Council will facilitate/organize the set up of additional regional response teams throughout the State


  • Support and promote statewide emergency preparedness, disaster response, mutual aid assistance and training for Public Works Agencies  

  • Provide formalized system allowing jurisdictions impacted by disaster to request assistance through a standardized process

Inaugural Council

Chair -- Ronnie Bates, Public Works Superintendent, City of Allen

Co-Chair -- Pat Hughes Emergency Management Coordinator City of Sugar Land

Co-Chair --  Jason Rivera Asst. Public Works Director, City of Katy

EM Rep -- Misty Gardner - Director of Emergency Management City of Garland

Secretary -- Bob Kopp, Deputy Director of Public Works - City of Frisco

Treasure -- Open

RTL-NCTX -- Barry Fulfer Public Works Task Force NCTX - Stormwater Drainage Operations Supervisor, City of Grand Prairie

RTL-McAllen -- Jeff Johnson Assistant City Manager Emergency Management Coordinator, City of McAllen

                Elvira Alonzo McAllen, Public Works Director

RTL - Houston Area - Rob Valenzuela, Director of Public Works, City of Sugar Land

RTL - San Antonio  - Bear county OPEN

RTL - Austin —  Mike Bewely Safety Manager, City of Austin, Public Works Department

Trustee -- Education   Christian Fredriksen, Public Works EM, City of McKinney          

Trustee -- Certification - Kristina Ramirez - Planning & Development Director City of Harker Heights 

Trustee — TDEM Rep. Kharle Smith, Ken Bell Unit Chief Infrastructure Disaster Recovery Task Force Texas Division of Emergency Management

Trustee -- TCEQ Michelle Havelka TCEQ, Homeland Security Coordinator - Critical Infrastructure Division / Melinda Torres-Alternate

Trustee —  Data Base Manager/Asset Manager -- Christopher D. Torres  - Sanitation Superintendent- City of Harlingen - Public Works

Trustee — TEEX - Andrew Wenzel, Program Director - David Spruiell, Training Manager, Texas A&M TEEX

Trustee — Grant Funding Open

Trustee --  Advisor - Tom Wendorf, Wendorf Beward & Partners, LLC


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