Leadership Montgomery County Explores Infrastructure
The latest issues and accomplishments in infrastructure in Montgomery County were recently presented to the Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) Class of 2017 during their Infrastructure Session.
From water conservation and wastewater treatment to electricity and roads, the Infrastructure Session, sponsored by Entergy Texas, showed a deeper look into the inner workings of the county to the class, which is comprised of 44 business and community leaders.
LMC Board Member Erich Peterson of Jones & Carter served as the session director, which was held at the San Jacinto River Authority in Conroe. The day began with an overview of infrastructure from Peterson along with Virgil Yoakum of Johnson Development Company.
Paul Nelson of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District then spoke to the class about water regulations in Montgomery County. San Jacinto River Authority general manager Jace Houston covered about the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) and its role in the county.
After a tour of the Lake Conroe Dam, the class heard from Allen East of Entergy Texas about the electricity infrastructure in the county and the region followed by Scott Taylor, director of public works for the City of Conroe, who presented the public works perspective.
The class then visited the San Jacinto River Authority surface water treatment plant for a tour and presentation by Mark Smith, division manager of the SJRA GRP Division. The class ended the day with a tour of the City of Conroe’s wastewater treatment plant.
“The infrastructure day was extremely interesting,” said class member Kerrie Guerrero, vice president/chief nursing officer of Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. “We not only learned what basic infrastructure is and how it works, we also learned about the San Jacinto River Authority, which was created for the purpose of developing, conserving, and protecting the water resources of the San Jacinto River basin. One of my favorite parts of the day was the tour of the Lake Conroe Dam. I grew up spending my weekends on Lake Conroe and so it was fascinating to see the dam gates open and the incredible amount of water that it releases. I feel extremely fortunate to be a part of LMC, which has provided me the opportunity to get a firsthand look at how the infrastructure of Montgomery County works.”
Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to cultivating the future leaders of Montgomery County. The mission of LMC is to prepare emerging and existing leaders to understand local issues, grow their leadership skills and connect with others to better serve Montgomery County.
The Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce, the Greater East Montgomery County Chamber, and the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber are all partner Chambers in the LMC program. Participants are chosen by application process in June of each year.
For more information about Leadership Montgomery County, please visit LMCTX.org.