Gulf Coast Chapter
Gulf Coast Chapter Up Coming Events

Dear TEHA Members and those that will be soon: 

2017 was a big year on the Gulf Coast.  We held three of four conferences in 2017.  Our third had to be cancelled as restoration following Harvey had all of our members very busy.
Our first in Baytown was a hit with presentations in Vectors and Communicable Diseases, Human Trafficking, GMO Foods, and personal safety.
Our second meeting in May in Rosenberg got folks wanting to engage in Entomorphology, then learning about German Cockroaches, Rats and the diseases they can spread, Grease Traps and FOG, and the Microbiology of Food Safety.
Our last conference of the year took a different track altogether.  We had presentations aimed at “Creating the Best Customer Experience”, and then focused the rest of the day on the Sanitarian and Code Enforcement Officer “Conquering their own Fears” that prevent them from believing they have potential for their own success in life and Developing the Leader in You.  It was a empowering day.  The members were more excited about this presentation than we’ve seen in our routine rules, laws and environmental/biological presentations. 
2018 is looking good.  We’ve set four conference dates.  The first is March 6, 2018.   Scheduling venues is still a challenge following Hurricane Harvey.  Facilities are scrambling to accommodate every one wanting to use their facilities while other facilities are still being repaired.  We are aiming to have presentations on “Emergency Preparedness, Food Safety and Waste Disposal”.  These presenters will be well prepared following their Harvey experiences.  We also hope to have Duane Galligher, TEHA Lobbyist update us on the Legislative Aspects of Public and Environmental Health.  We’ll have a presentation on Backflow Prevention and Devices and their Inspection, and two presentations about the “Potential Water Shortage” of the greater Houston/Harris County Region and the “Biggest Water Project in the World” to challenge that shortage.
Other goal conference dates are May 17, August 23, and November 30.  The November 30 Conference will be directed to the wellness, happiness and success of the Sanitarian and Code Enforcement Officer.
John Shrader, President of the Gulf Coast Chapter.