Mayor's Office

Chief Resilience Officer


Contact stephen.costello@houstontx.gov
Phone: 832.393.0811
Or contact laura.patino@houstontx.gov
Phone: 832.393.1123
City Hall, 901 Bagby, Fourth Floor,
Houston, TX 77002

The Chief Resilience Officer serves as the City's liaison between local, state, and federal agencies, and City departments to collaborate and design strategies for resiliency and mitigation of flood risk for the City of Houston.

Resilience Projects

Identified 12 large-scale projects which provide increased storm water detention, channel storage capacity, and flood protection and hazard mitigation. View a Summary of Projects.

Disaster Relief

Facilitation, collaboration and review of potential SWAT and capital projects applicable to areas affected by 2015 and 2016 floods.

SWAT

Addresses localized urban drainage issues resulting from aging or undersized infrastructure.

Adopt-A-Drain

Encourages individuals to help prevent flooding and keep Houston’s neighborhood storm drains clean and litter free. Visit www.houstonadoptadrain.org

Green Infrastructure (GI)

Aims to address storm water challenges by: Utilizing LID practices in public right of way, Identifying neighborhood-scale projects, and Incentivizing private sector.

Community Engagement

Conduct investigations for drainage-related casework, represent the city at various public events, and encourage participatory policy-making.