Civic Saturdays

A series of full-day public events will take place on several consecutive Saturdays throughout the County. Each Civic Saturday will consist of:

1. A large gathering organized around a specific theme (examples include education, health, and transportation) that will give people a chance to share new ideas for improving their communities and to hear from others;

2. Smaller working groups for people who have devoted time to specific issues to focus on how to best realize community-driven ideas through county government; and

3. Classroom style lessons on the workings of county government.

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Civic Saturday # 1

Topic: Health & the Environment

Date: Saturday, February 9

Time: 9:30AM - 1PM (Doors open 9AM)

Location: BakerRipley Cleveland

720 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77504

Thank you to everyone who came out for our first Civic Saturday! Demystifying government starts when we talk to each other to share ideas, listen to how county government works—and connect.

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Civic Saturday # 2

This event is free and open to the public. Let us know that you’re coming by registering here!

Topic: Transportation in Harris County

Date: Saturday, February 16

Time: 9:30AM - 1PM (Doors open 9AM)

Location: BakerRipley Gulfton Sharpstown

6500 Rookin St, Houston, TX 77074

Public Transportation Directions: METRO Bus route #9 and #47

Opening Town Hall What makes a well-connected, safe, accessible, and affordable transportation network so that all Harris County residents can access opportunities?

This assembly-style session will include the entirety of the participants present and ask us to think creatively about our transportation network and what is needed to make our communities well-connected through multiple transportation options.

County Civics: Transportation Edition This session will provide information around transportation initiatives, including road safety, that the county is responsible for. Participants will get a better idea of funding streams, policy initiatives, and opportunities for civic engagement and participation in those programs and departments.

Breakout Session - Accessibility How does the quality of infrastructure affect mobility? What role does the county play in addressing the ability of all people – regardless of size, age, or disability – to navigate and use transportation-related infrastructure?

Breakout Session - Affordable Transportation Options: Walk, Bike, Bus, and Train What affordable transportation options are available to me? What role does the county play in investing and building such infrastructure?

Breakout Session - Hike and Bike Trails What long-distance trail options are available to me to hike and bike throughout Harris County? What are the opportunities for the county to expand this type of infrastructure?

Breakout Session - Road Safety for All How can different county departments work together to make the road safer for everyone – rollers, walkers, bikers, commercial vehicle drivers, and personal vehicle drivers?

Breakout Session - Managing Congestion, Connectivity, and Climate Impact What areas in Harris County do you find most congested? What do you think would improve congestion on roads? What would you like to see the County do to minimize transportation impacts on climate change? How can we use existing tools (e.g., toll roads, managed lanes, road maintenance, county vehicles) to reduce climate impact and/or reduce congestion?

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST 9:00 AM

PROGRAM BEGINS 9:30 AM

Free Breakfast & Lunch / Free childcare & activities / Entertainment & Community Services


Civic Saturday # 3

This event is free and open to the public. Let us know that you’re coming by registering here!

Topic: Resilience (Prepare and Recover)

Date: Saturday, February 23

Time: 9:30AM - 1PM (Doors open 9AM)

Location: Baytown Community Center

2407 Market St, Baytown, TX 77520

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST 9:00 AM

PROGRAM BEGINS 9:30 AM

Free Breakfast & Lunch / Free childcare & activities / Entertainment & Community Services

More information to come


Civic Saturday # 4

This event is free and open to the public. Let us know that you’re coming by registering here!

Topic: Children & Education

Date: Saturday, March 2

Time: 9:30AM - 1PM (Doors open 9AM)

Location: Julia C. Hester House

2020 Solo St, Houston, TX 77020

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST 9:00 AM

PROGRAM BEGINS 9:30 AM

Free Breakfast & Lunch / Free childcare & activities / Entertainment & Community Services

More information to come


Civic Saturday # 5

This event is free and open to the public. Let us know that you’re coming by registering here!

Topic: Economic Opportunity & Housing

Date: Saturday, March 9

Time: 9:30AM - 1PM (Doors open 9AM)

Location: BakerRipley East Aldine

3000 Aldine Mail Rte Rd, Houston, TX 77039

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST 9:00 AM

PROGRAM BEGINS 9:30 AM

Free Breakfast & Lunch / Free childcare & activities / Entertainment & Community Services

More information to come


Civic Saturday # 6

This event is free and open to the public. Let us know that you’re coming by registering here!

Topic: Criminal Justice

Date: Saturday, March 16

Time: 9:30AM - 1PM (Doors open 9AM)

Location: Emancipation Center

3018 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77004

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST 9:00 AM

PROGRAM BEGINS 9:30 AM

Free Breakfast & Lunch / Free childcare & activities / Entertainment & Community Services

More information to come


Civic Saturday # 7

This event is free and open to the public. Let us know that you’re coming by registering here!

Topic: Flood Mitigation

Date: Saturday, March 23

Time: 9:30AM - 1PM (Doors open 9AM)

Location: Magnum-Howell Center

2500 Frick Rd, Houston, TX 77038

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST 9:00 AM

PROGRAM BEGINS 9:30 AM

Free Breakfast & Lunch / Free childcare & activities / Entertainment & Community Services

More information to come