by Margie Buentello, President & CEO
Meteorologist Jeff Lindner, Houston’s hero during Hurricane Harvey, will speak at the North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce’s 41st Annual Gala. The gala will be Friday, January 19, 2018, at the Houston Marriott Hotel located at 9100 Gulf Freeway. Social Hour begins at 6:00 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm.
Lindner joined the Harris County Flood Control District in 2004 as the District’s first meteorologist. In his primary role as Director of the District’s Flood Operations Program, Jeff implements regular communication with the National Weather Service and the Harris County Office of Emergency Management (HCOEM) during times of flooding while monitoring 154 rainfall and stage gages and collecting data at over 400 bridges located on many of Harris County’s 2,500 miles of channel. In addition, he oversees the operation of the Harris County Flood Warning System, the Discharge and Rating Curve Program, and is currently developing a real-time flood forecast system. Lindner has developed multiple presentations and preparedness materials on hurricane impacts, flooding, and drought and how to prepare and respond to these weather episodes.
Lindner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the national and local chapters of the American Meteorological Society and of the Texas Gulf Coast Emergency Managers Association, the National Hydrological Warning Council, Texas Flash Flood Coalition, and ALERT Users Group.
Don’t miss out on the fun. Make your reservations as soon as possible: go online to www. northchannelarea.com; call the Chamber office at 713- 450-3600; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider supporting the Chamber through a sponsorship or donating a silent auction item of $150 value or more. A Silver sponsorship includes a premium table for eight, recognition on marketing flyers and Annual Report, and one complimentary bottle of wine at the table. Silver Sponsorships are $1,500; corporate tables for eight are $650; and individual seats are $80 per person. The dress for the gala is dressy business/ semi-formal.
A big THANK YOU goes out to those who have already committed to a sponsorship: Gold Sponsor, United Community Credit Union and Silver Sponsors, Arkema, Inc., LyondellBasell, and Port Houston.
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