South Texas Chapter
The South Texas Chapter of the Alliance for Community Solutions (STC-ACS) was organized to promote social welfare, further the common good, enhance the resiliency and general welfare of communities and their citizens, and engage in activities to benefit the communities across South Texas. The Chapter will not engage in any mission or purpose that is counter to the primary mission and purpose of ACS.
STC-ACS is a regional chapter covering the 12 counties in the Coastal Bend Region, plus an additional 8 counties included in the State Health Services Region 5, and includes the counties of Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Dimmitt, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleburg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy and Zapata, plus any neighboring communities or agencies that traditionally provide mutual assistance to member agencies within these counties. Chapter members predominately consist of local governments (cities and counties), the associated response and support agencies and any other organizations providing direct support and benefit by contributing to local preparedness, response and recovery or community resiliency.
The South Texas Chapter is currently focusing on projects to create regional solutions to enhance resiliency for communities along the Central and South Texas Coast. Included in the regional resilience plan are projects that promote regional badging solutions for responders, designed to streamline regional response during large scale events, such as a hurricane or large tropical storm. Other projects include the development and deployment of a re-entry pass system to be used to allow municipalities or business organizations to send designated workers into restricted areas for critical infrastructure support. This function will also allow citizen re-entry for a metered return to damaged areas. Other STC-ACS regional preparedness plans include a project with local hospitals creating situational access control systems and protocols to allow medical emergency responders entrance to hospitals during specified emergencies.
If you are interested in joining this chapter, or have more questions about a membership to ACS or starting your own regional chapter, please email us today.