Who We Are
Pasadena Citizens’ Advisory Council (PCAC) provides a forum for communication between industry and community in Pasadena, Texas.
PCAC plants will use one picture to tell the story of what the plant does or where their products end up.
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.
Click here for some background information on why Citizen Advisory Councils were formed, what role they play, and specific information on the Pasadena CAC.
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.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com 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.
- 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.
OPENING FOR FACILITATION ASSOCIATE FOR LA PORTE CAC
The Citizen’s Advisory Council to La Porte Industry, called “the C-A-C,” is seeking a CAC Facilitation Associate with strong project, time management, and writing skills. 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 43 chemical plants in La Porte. A successful candidate will fit the profile below. Those interested should contact lead facilitator Diane Sheridan to request details and an application at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-326-5253. Leave message if needed. Application, resume, and a writing sample are due by Fri. Nov. 18, 2022 to Sheridan.
Successful Candidate Profile
- 4-year degree
- Previous experience that illustrates that you have the skills below:
- Project and time management skills because this job has many moving parts.
- Technical writing skills because most presentations are about chemicals and industry processes.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills so you are understood by community members without expertise in the subject matter.
- At least intermediate level Excel skills because you will prepare annual emissions and safety reports with many categories of data from 43 plants.
- Data interpretation skills.
- Event organization expertise because you will help set up 9+ meetings a year that include dinner for 65+ attendees and varying venues.
- The ability to act neutral in a group that deliberately brings together people with different backgrounds and views about industry.
- Time to devote to a part-time job of 25-30 hours per month. Work occurs at various times during many days of the month, so it is not feasible for someone with a full-time job.
- Availability to attend monthly meetings from approximately 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on 1st Tuesdays except for June and July. January date may vary due to holidays (Jan. 12 in 2023).
- October 25, 2022-- Annual Report on Emissions from PCAC Plants. Summary. HRM 2021 Air Quality Trends
- September 27, 2022-- New Capital Project at Chevron Pasadena Refinery. Summary
- August 25, 2022-- Gulf Coast Protection District and Its Work to Protect Communities, Environment, and Economic Activities from Storm Surge. Summary. Slides
- May 24,2022-- Flood Control Efforts in Pasadena: What's Underway? What's Planned? Summary. City of Pasadena Slides. Harris County Flood Control Slides
- April 26, 2022- How Plants Prevent Flooding on and off the Plant Site. Summary
- March 24, 2022- The Galveston Bay Report Card. Summary. Galveston Bay Report Card. Slides
- February 22, 2022- Annual Report on Worker Safety in PCAC Plants. Summary.
- January 25, 2022-- Plant Communication with the Community When Planning a Maintenance Turnaround. Summary.
- December 2, 2021-- Effects of Pollution on Health. Summary. Slides