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On behalf of the Texas
City – La Marque
Community Advisory
Council (CAC) I would
like to thank our community
who in partnership
with businesses,
educators, and industry
helped make 2017
another successful year.
Just consider that 26
years ago, in 1992 the
Community Advisory
Panel (CAP) began
as an entity driven by
local industry, focusing
on health, safety and
environmental issues.
Then, 13 years ago in 2004, the CAP was restructured
as the CAC using an “industry-sponsored, communitydriven
forum” model rather than the “industry-led membership-
based forum.”
The CAC’s Mission is based in the belief that together,
we can and should live in harmony while working to continuously
improve our quality of life. Our objectives are
twofold, to:
1.Advise and afford industry and citizens the opportunity
to exchange viewpoints, express concerns, and
strive to develop an ongoing sense of mutual respect and
trust; and,
2.Address issues of mutual interest such as health,
safety, the environment, education and economic development.
In 2017, we thank our speakers, often traveling from
afar, to present these interesting programs:
•JANUARY: “Small Businesses & Economic
Development” by Doug Baumann, Director, Galveston
County Small Business Development Center (GCSBDC)
and Carolann Peters, Senior Business Advisor, GCSBDC.
•MARCH: “Texas City Community Emergency
Notification System Update” by Tom Muñoz, Emergency
Manager, City of Texas City and “Texas City’s Levee
System Update” by Michael Shannon, P.E., County
Engineer, Galveston County.
•MAY: “Port of Texas City: An Update” by Jason L.
Hayley, Director of Operations Rail and Waterfront
and “Hurricane Preparedness Update” by Tom Muñoz,
Emergency Manager, City of Texas City.
•JULY: “Galveston County Economic Development:
Unparalleled Opportunities” by C. B. “Bix” Rathburn,
Ph.D., Director of Economic Development for Galveston
•SEPTEMBER: “ITC Program Introduction &
Background” by Richard Chapa, Director of Career and
Technology Education and Tour of the Industrial Trades
Center (ITC).
•NOVEMBER: “Floating Roof Tanks 101 by Darrell
Massey, EPP, L.P. TC Site Supervisor, “HSE 101” by
Samantha Scruggs, HSSE Manager, BP Texas City
Chemicals and a brief “Local Air Quality Update” by José
Boix, CAC Coordinator.
•Our generous meal hosts; Sea Lion Technology,
Marathon TRD, NuStar Energy, Valero Refining, Ashland
and Enterprise Products; and,
•Valero Refining, the City of TC and the Nessler Center
staff for providing the meeting documents, equipment
and meeting room; and, Cathy Gillentine for assiduously
summarizing our programs in the local newspaper.
CAC meetings are open to the community with dinner
generously provided by our local industries; as such, we
request attendance notification. During 2017 we have
had outstanding participation with 70-80 folks attending
each one of our meetings.
In 2018 meetings will again be held at Nessler’s
Captain’s Room from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on: January 25,
March 15, May 17, July 19, September 20 and November
15. Notices will be posted in local newspapers and sent
by Email.
This is your Community Advisory Council (CAC). Help
us make 2018 another successful year!
Merry Christmas and a healthy, peaceful and prosperous
New Year 2018!

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