The Community Flood Resilience Task Force (CFRTF) is a multidisciplinary, community-driven body that Commissioners Court established to ensure Harris County develops and implements equitable flood resilience planning and projects that take into account community needs and priorities. The seventeen (17) members of the CFRTF are committed to serving the community and represent the geographic, gender, age, racial, and ethnic diversity of Harris County.

If you are interested in serving on the CFRTF, please complete the application by December 11, 2020.

Task Force Members

The inaugural five (5) members of the CFRTF were appointed by Commissioners Court in Fall 2020 and are responsible for appointing the following eleven (11) members. The last City of Houston staff member would be appointed by the City of Houston. This is a pro-bono position. All seventeen (17) members of the CFRTF must have the following qualifications:

  • Be residents of Harris County
  • Represent the geographic, gender, age, racial, and ethnic diversity of Harris County
  • Have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to serving the community
  • Be able to contribute meaningful time and effort to achieving the purpose and objectives of the CFRTF. “Meaningful time and effort” includes, but is not limited to, time and effort to review provided materials, contribute ideas and thoughts to flood resilience discussions, and meet at least once every other month for a total of at least six (6) times per year

If possible, members must also meet one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Be able to represent the perspective(s) of one or more communities that have been adversely impacted by flooding in Harris County.
  • Have a demonstrated knowledge of or interest in innovative and environmentally sustainable approaches to flood resilience and flood risk mitigation
  • Have a demonstrated knowledge of or interest in equitable approaches to flood resilience and the socioeconomic, demographic, and environmental factors that affect the relative resilience of communities in response to flooding

Guiding Values

The Guiding Values of the CFRTF, developed by the first five members of the Task Force are:

  • Diverse Collaboration
  • Holistic Solutions
  • Paradigm Shifting
  • Inclusive Community Engagement
  • Ethical Foundation
  • Commitment and Accountability
  • Social Understanding
  • Nature and Environment
  • Emphasis on Action and Momentum