Galena Park – Jacinto City Community Industry Partnership ((GP-JC CIP)


History: Organized in 2011 in response to wishes of a plant, a member of another CAC, and participants in a Harris County environmental project

Number of plants: 10

Number of community members: Approximately 15 + visitors

Facilitator: Diane Sheridan

Contact information: 

Meetings: Monthly except July and December. First Thursdays from 5:45- 7:30 pm by Zoom or at City of Galena Park Alvin Baggett Community Center. Meetings are open.


  • Provide a forum for face-to-face interaction between industry and community that helps each understand the other’s needs and concerns
  • Build relationships between community and industry with candid dialogue focused on information sharing and issue resolution
  • Assess industry performance and work with industry to bring about changes to improve the quality of life in the area the CIP serves.

Most common issues of interest: health, safety, environment, emergency management and communications, hazmat transportation, workforce development, Port of Houston dredging, benzene.

Most recent issues of interest (chosen in structured Program Planning process):

  • Communications of plant events by plants and cities – community warning systems.
  • Odors and need for communications, including event at LyondellBasell Houston Refinery 
  • Impacts on plants from hurricanes, freezes and COVID 
  • Annual “State of the Plants” report 
  • Annual emissions report 
  • Getting acquainted with environmental groups serving the CIP area 
  • Periodic reports on air quality from Houston Regional Monitoring 
  • Harris County’s new air monitoring programs 
  • Texas A&M Galena Park quality-of-life initiative
  • Periodic reports on plant community relations programs 
  • Port of Houston Project 11 expansion and dredging 
  • Beltway 8 Bridge over Houston Ship Channel 
  • Infrastructure, road conditions and traffic in CIP area 
  • EHCMA’s new director and strategic plan 
  • Legislative wrap-up – impacts on CIP area 
  • Internships and plant jobs 
  • Recycling 
  • Pipelines 
  • Tours