The Community Flood Resilience Task Force (CFRTF) is carried out through two governing committees and four thematic committees that meet regularly. The inaugural five members of the CFRTF were appointed by Commissioners Court in the Fall of 2020 and are responsible for appointing the remaining twelve members.
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. These members are flood survivors, community organizers, engineers, advocates, technical experts, working together to reduce flood risk for all Harris County communities.
These members bring an expanded set of skills that are necessary for shifting Harris County’s approach beyond traditional engineering to the full scope of flood resilience. This full set of understanding—from qualitative and quantitative data to nature-based solutions, consensus-building, public health, and community leadership—allows the Task Force to provide holistic feedback on Harris County’s on-going efforts.