Who We Are

Pasadena Citizens’ Advisory Council (PCAC) provides a forum for communication between industry and community in Pasadena, Texas.


Next Meeting

January 25, 2022

Plant Communications with Community When Planning a Maintenance Turnaround

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About Us

Pasadena Citizens’ Advisory Council (PCAC) builds a true partnership between Houston Ship Channel industry and community in Pasadena, Texas. At meetings held 9 times a year, we provide a forum for candid conversation about industry-related issues of community interest or concern.

Open, honest dialogue makes plant members aware of what the community expects of them. It helps community members understand what plants do and how they work.

The primary issues we address are environment, safety, health, security, emergency response and communications, and hazardous materials transportation. We also discuss other quality of life issues like the economy and education.

Our Mission

The Pasadena Citizens’ Advisory Council (PCAC) provides a forum that opens dialogue between citizens and industry, addresses issues of interest to both, and promotes awareness and understanding of those issues.

Group Objectives
  • Industry and community will work together to educate the community about who "industry" is, their operations, and what they do for the community. 
  • Community and industry will work together to improve industry's understanding of community concerns. 
  • Industry will share its operating philosophy with the community, so the community can assess industry performance and work with industry to bring about changes to improve the quality of life in Pasadena.
Meeting Schedule
  • Tues. Jan. 25, 2022
  • Tues. Feb. 22, 2022
  • Thurs. Mar. 24, 2022
  • Tues. Apr. 26, 2022
  • Tues. May 24, 2022
  • No June or July meetings
  • Thurs. Aug. 25, 2022
  • Tues. Sept. 27, 2022
  • Tues. Oct. 25, 2022
  • Thurs. Dec. 1, 2022 (delayed due to Thanksgiving)
  • No December meeting
  • Our members include individuals who live or work in Pasadena and representatives of organizations and government entities serving the city.  Our 18 Houston Ship Channel Industry members include the major petrochemical industry facilities in Pasadena, Texas.  The PCAC Membership Directory lists names and additional information about our community and industry members.
  • If you're interested in PCAC, attend a meeting! Please contact our facilitator at info@pasadenacac.org for details.
  • PCAC held its first meeting in January 1991 and celebrated its 30th anniversary in January 2021.
  • In 1997, PCAC began keeping a paragraph-a-meeting history of activities, meeting topics, tours, and speakers.  See PCAC History.
Other CACs
  • Pasadena CAC is one of 9 community advisory councils or panels in east Harris County, Texas. Local plants began reaching out to community leaders to form advisory groups around 1990 as part of the Responsible Care initiative of the Chemical Manufacturers Association (now the American Chemistry Council). The most recent industry advisory group in the area was formed in 2011.
  • To see a list of communities served and participating plants, check the CAP Directory
  • To learn more about community advisory councils or panels in general, see CAP Basics.

La Porte CAC Seeking Secretary...


The Citizen’s Advisory Council (CAC) to La Porte Industry is seeking a secretary with strong administrative assistant skills and the potential to become a facilitation associate.  The CAC meets monthly to facilitate constructive dialogue about environment, safety, and other plant-related issues among those who live or work in the Bayshore cities and the managers of the 42 chemical plants in La Porte.  See www.laportecac.org.


Those interested should contact CAC facilitator Diane Sheridan ASAP to obtain a job notice with qualifications and an application.   Diane Sheridan at info@pasadenacac.org or 281-326-5253.  Applications due by Monday. January 31.   The Deer Park CAC is also seeking a new secretary. See www.deerparkcac.org.

Recent Topics

  • December 2, 2021-- Effects of Pollution on Health. Summary. Slides
  • October 26, 2021-- Annual Report on Air Emissions from PCAC Plants. Summary
  • September 28, 2021-- What Plants Do to Control and Reduce Emissions. Summary
  • August 26, 2021-- Update on August Lubrizol Deer Park Odor Event; Channel Industries Mutual Aid. Summary   CIMA overview
  • May 25, 2021--Program  Planning.  Summary
  • Major New Weather & Air Quality Study Based at La Porte Airport. SummarySlides.
  • April 27, 2021-- The Big Freeze: Plant Experiences, Lessons Learned, Best Practices, What Plants Will Do Differently. Summary
  • March 25, 2021-- Harris County's New Community Air Monitoring. Summary
  • February 23, 2021-- Annual Report on Worker Safety in PCAC Plants. Summary
  • January 26, 2021-- Pasadena Citizens’ Advisory Council’s 30th Anniversary.  SummarySlides