November Monthly Meeting

November 01, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Houston Racquet Club
10709 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024
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When It’s an Emergency: Lessons in Leadership and Collaboration

Take Away Points from the Presentation:

  • Learn about lessons in leadership and collaboration during emergencies
  • Hear behind-the-scenes stories from recent disasters in Harris County
  • Learn about the Regional Joint Information Center and communications during disasters
  • Discover why the County Judge is in charge of homeland security and emergency management
  • Learn about Houston TranStar, the region’s traffic and emergency management center


The proceeds of the luncheon will benefit the Public Relations Foundation of Houston, which supports the public relations profession by awarding scholarships to deserving students studying public relations or related fields who are from or attending a higher education institution in the southeast Texas region.

 Speaker: Harris County Judge, Edward M. Emmett

Edward M. Emmett became Harris County Judge on March 6, 2007.
A member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1979 to 1987, Judge Emmett was chairman of the Committee on Energy, a member of the Transportation Committee, and represented the state on numerous national committees relating to energy and transportation policy.
In 1989, President George H. W. Bush nominated Emmett as a Commissioner at the Interstate Commerce Commission. After being confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate, Judge Emmett served on the commission for three years.
Judge Emmett has received international recognition for his work in transportation and logistics policy. He was named Transportation Person of the Year by Transportation Clubs International and one of the Top 20 Logistics Professionals by Logistics Forum.
County Judge Emmett, working with the county commissioners, manages the nation's third largest county. He also is director of Harris County's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, chairman of the Harris County Juvenile Board and chairman of the Conference of Urban Counties Policy Committee.
Judge Emmett attended Bellaire High School. He graduated from Rice University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974 with a Master of Public Affairs degree.
Judge Emmett has received numerous awards and honors, including Distinguished Alumnus of Rice University, the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and the Presidential Call to Service Award.
Judge Emmett and his wife, Gwen, have been married for 42 years and have four children and 13 grandchildren.


$40.00 Members
$47.00 after 5:00 pm October 27

$47.00 Guests
$52.00 after 5:00 pm October 27

$26.00 Student Ticket