During Tuesday’s meeting of the Howard County Commissioners Court, Commissioners approved the Howard County Emergency 5 year plan presented by Itzel Gomez, new Howard County Emergency Management Coordinator. Gomez took over the position in mid-June and noticed that it had been 15 years since the plan had been updated.
"I was able to put myself out there and get to know all of the officials face to face and update all our records for each annex, which includes a plan for what to do in that situation or type of disaster," said Gomez on working to update the plan.
Other highlights from the meeting included approval of the 2022-2023 interlocal agreement for the Public Defender, and an action to order a General Election and a Special Election for the purpose of voting on the creation of a Howard County Assistance District. Election Day will be November 2, 2021. The voter registration deadline for this election will be October 4, 2021, and early voting will occur from October 18-29, 2021.