Ed Emmett, Former Harris County Judge, provided grants to the Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the Bayou Preservation Association as his final act as the Fight Flooding PAC Chairman. The Fight Flooding PAC raised over $1.2 million and campaigned for the most successful Harris County Bond Proposition on record, garnering over 85% of votes in favor of a $2.5 billion flood control program.
The Bayou Preservation Association’s ninth annual Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Awards honored three individuals for their outstanding commitment to aiding in the conservation, preservation, restoration or advocacy of Houston's waterways. This year’s awardees included Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston (Public Sector); Kevin Shanley, President of SWA Group and former Bayou Preservation Association chairman (Private Sector) and Jackie Young, founder of Texas Health and Environment Alliance (Non-profit Sector). Former Harris County Judge, the Honorable Ed Emmett, (who was unable to attend) received a special recognition award.