Saturday, 30 April 2016
Public Participation in Hazard Mitigation Action Plan

SETRPC and Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties are currently updating the Mitigation Action Plans required by FEMA. The purpose of the Mitigation Action Plan is to outline the severity of the hazards most likely to affect our community and actions that can be taken to reduce the loss of life and property from each hazard. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and will provide information to Emergency Managers that will help them keep you safe. Your opinion matters!

Take the survey.

GLO Commissioner's Coastal Resiliency Advisory Group

The Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office (GLO), in partnership with the Regional Councils of Government (COGs) located along the Texas Coast, is creating an advisory group that will serve as a forum for community leaders and stakeholders to provide input and recommendations on regional and statewide issues relating to coastal resiliency and recovery.

2016 Mayor and County Recognition Day For National Service (FGP, RSVP, and AARP Experienced Corps)

To show your support for the service the Volunteer Programs (FGP, RSVP, and AARP Experienced Corps) provide to our area children and community, each mayor and county official in Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange Counties are asked to complete the attached form. Also, a sample proclamation is provide for you in support of National Senior Corps Week. The celebration will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Port Arthur Bob Bowers Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. This event is being sponsored by CHRISTUS DUBUIS of Beaumont and Port Arthur.

Executive Action Item for March 16, 2016

Approval of Community Services Block Grant Community Action Plan and Strategic Plan Request 

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Foster Grandparent Program Open Volunteer Enrollment

Foster Grandparents are older Americans 55 and above who give children the most valuable gift of all their time, love and wisdom.  They mentor children from all walks of life, teaching them by their example how to solve problems, do their best in school, how to get along with others and that they are important. The service our Foster Grandparents render overlaps into the community by helping children become productive members of society.  Foster Grandparents serve between 15 and 40 hours per week receiving an hourly stipend. 

If you are interested in becoming a Foster Grandparent sharing your love, time, and experience, to empower children who need help, please click on the link and complete an application.  The mailing address is listed on the application.  If you have questions, please contact:

Karen Gary, Volunteer Coordinator ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 899-8444, ext. 6441) or
Tyronna McKenzie, Director of FGP ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 899-8444, ext. 7510).

Upcoming Events
Thu, May 5th, @11:30am - 12:30PM
South East Texas Economic Development District Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, May 11th, @9:00am - 12:00PM
Volunteer Ombudsman Quarterly Training
Thu, May 12th, @2:30pm - 03:30PM
Regional Council on Aging and Disabilities (RCoAD)
Wed, May 18th, @12:00pm - 01:30PM
Executive Committee Meeting
Thu, May 19th, @3:00pm - 05:00PM
South East Texas Coalition for the Homeless
Mon, May 30th, @8:00am - 05:00PM
Memorial Day