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The Texas Tribune Festival is one of the nation’s largest, most buzzworthy political gatherings. Our three-day festival brings Texans together to address the politics and policy that affect our communities, our schools, our work and our daily lives. We hope you will join us.
Saturday, September 28 • 9:00am - 10:00am
After Harvey

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Two years later, the recovery from one of the worst natural disasters in history continues

Supported by Walmart, Anheuser-Busch and CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

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Kiah Collier

Energy and Environment Reporter at The Texas Tribune
Collier is a reporter and associate editor at the Tribune with a focus on energy and environmental policy. Since graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, she has reported for publications across Texas, including the Austin American-Statesman and the Houston Chronicle.

Speakers
avatar for Earthea Nance

Earthea Nance

Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University
Nance is an associate professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University. Previously, she served as an assistant professor at the University of New Orleans. During her career in environmental engineering, Nance helped New Orleans recovery from Hurricane... Read More →
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Patrick Rios

Mayor of Rockport
Rios was sworn in as the mayor of Rockport in 2018. Previously, he served on the Rockport City Council and as the city’s mayor pro tem. Rios is also a member of various boards and committees including Aransas Pathways, The Coastal Bend Council of Governments and the Aransas County... Read More →
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Ed Emmett

Former Harris County Judge and Senior Fellow at Rice University and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Emmett served as a judge in Harris County from 2007 to January 2019 and was the director of the county’s homeland security and emergency management efforts. Currently, he serves as a professor at Rice University and is a fellow at the university’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research... Read More →
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Carol Haddock

Director of Houston Public Works
Haddock was appointed director of Houston Public Works, which manages the city’s infrastructure, in 2018 after serving as interim director for a year. She is the first woman to hold the position. Previously, Haddock worked in the Harris County Flood Control District and was program... Read More →


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