State of the Lake Houston Area Luncheon Co-Presented by Community Impact News and North Houston Regional Center for Economic Development
Name: State of the Lake Houston Area Luncheon Co-Presented by Community Impact News and North Houston Regional Center for Economic Development
Date: June 12, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Eduardo Irigoyen, Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, Michael Garske, Hydraulic Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Dr. Lester King, AICP, LEED with Rice University will speak at the State of the Lake Houston Area luncheon presented by Community Impact Newspaper and North Houston Economic Development Center on Tuesday, June 12 at 11:30 a.m. at The Golf Club of Houston.
Irogoyen and Garske will provide attendees with information and updates about the upcoming dredging projects in the area. King will speak about the three-phase strategic plan for recovery and resiliency plan that Rice University has developed for the Lake Houston Area.
Each phase includes research and technical support from University of Houston and Rice University. The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce would take the lead as the convener and coordinator of the effort.
Irogoyen has an extensive background and experience within USACE ranging from programs, construction management, and operations and maintenance. His current duties include the efficient and effective coordination and accomplishment of the planning, scope, development, design, construction, and direction of several projects along the Texas Gulf coast including the Coastal Texas Study and the Texas City Construction.
Irogoyen is also the district’s point-of-contact and coordinator for all projects under the Continue Authority Program and Planning Assistance to States program. He currently serves as the 2018 Federal Emergency Management Agency funded Emergency Dredging Project Program Manager for the West Fork of the San Jacinto River.
Garske performs, manages and coordinates hydrology and hydraulics design studies of Houston for the Addicts & Barker Reservoir mega study using computer modeling software. He is currentlythe lead hydraulic engineer for the San Jacinto debris removal and dredging project.
Garske also evaluates projects with local sponsors, state, and other federal agencies for conformity with District criteria and perform miscellaneous reviews as necessary for hydrology and hydraulics evaluation as well as performs risk and 3D modeling efforts with respect to flood damage prevention projects. He graduated from Texas A&M University at Galveston in 2014 with a BS in Offshore Coastal Systems Engineering.
Lester King, Ph.D., is a nationally certified sustainability planner and dedicated educator in the United States. Dr. King specializes in developing strategies for urban development. He is a certified and skilled planner with expertise in community development, public health planning, environmental planning, and sustainability planning. He has had experience with developing consensus building techniques for public participation/ community involvement. He has facilitated stakeholder meetings for federal, state, municipal and community projects. Dr. King has delivered lectures to local, national and international groups, regarding best practices in performance measurement for achieving sustainability goals. Dr. King is a University Lecturer and Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum (ALF).
Reservations are due by Friday, June 8. The cost to attend is $30 for Chamber members and $35 for guests. Reservations made after the deadline are subject to availability and will be $35 for members and $40 for guests. For more information, email Chris O’Dell at email@example.com
call the Chamber at (281) 446-2128.