What is the Infrastructure Resilience Team (IRT)?

The IRT is a multi-departmental group within Harris County working on the 2050 Flood Resilience Plan.

How can I engage with the work of the CFRTF as a member of the community?

You can get involved by emailing your thoughts to the Task Force at CFRTF@hcfcd.hctx.net and/or attending Task Force meetings. Once at the meetings, you can share your input and perspective with the Task Force via public comment. When you email, you will be added to the mailing list for future events and notices.

Why was the CFRTF created?

In 2020 Harris County Commissioners Court reconstituted the1973 Flood Control Task Force into the Community Flood Resilience Task Force (CFRTF), to bring more community voice into flood resilience efforts. The CFRTF is composed of community representatives and subject-matter experts working to promote equitable, innovative, and nature-based solutions to building flood resilience. The CFRTF works to ensure the perspectives and experiences of diverse and historically excluded communities across Harris County are integral to the development and implementation of Harris County’s short- and long-term flood resilience efforts, including the Harris County 2050 Flood Resilience Plan.

What are the responsibilities of the CFRTF?

The purpose of the CFRTF is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Infrastructure Resilience Team (IRT), relevant County Department staff, and the Commissioners Court on Harris County’s flood resilience planning efforts and activities. They strive to promote collaboration among stakeholders and encourage equitable resilience planning efforts and flood resilience projects.

How do you become a member of the CFRTF?

Interested community members must submit an application to the Harris County Office of Boards and Commissions. The Task Force Governance Committee selects from those applicants when filling vacancies. Visit our Membership page for more information.