The Harris County Flood Control Task Force was created by Harris County Commissioners Court in 1972 to advise and recommend “policies and programs to adequately protect homes and businesses from the hazards of flooding and facilitate economic development.” Harris County is in the process of reshaping this entity into the Harris County Community Resilience Task Force to reflect a broader approach to the infrastructure challenges and opportunities in our community.
In conjunction with the Task Force, Harris County aims to establish an Infrastructure Resilience Team (IRT) made up of representatives from County departments to develop and guide implementation of a 2050 Harris County Flood and Infrastructure Resilience Plan (Resilience Plan). These two efforts are designed to work together to promote multidisciplinary resilience across Harris County. Equity, health, safety, meaningful community engagement, and transparent and open communication are critical to these efforts.
The Community Resilience Task Force Bylaws will serve as a governing document and lay out the purpose, structure, scope, and procedures for the Task Force.
Draft time line for Community Resiliency Task Force