The inaugural five (5) members of the CFRTF were appointed by Commissioners Court in Fall 2020 and are responsible for appointing the remaining twelve (12) members. All seventeen (17) members of the CFRTF must be able to meet the commitments in Appendix A below and 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
The CFRTF must include at least one member from each of the eight competency areas in Appendix B below.
Out of the 17 members, there must also be:
- 2 members from flood-prone low-income communities
- 2 members from flood-prone communities of color
- 3 members with scientific and/or technical expertise in flood resilience or flood risk mitigation
Members may satisfy more than one category. For example, the Environmental Sustainability representative may also represent a flood-prone community of color.