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
NEW ZOOM LINK
IN PERSON TRAINING
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.
Our website page: http://texas.apwa.net/PageDetails/21105
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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
Inaugural CouncilChair -- 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