Building True Partnerships Between Community and Industry


Who We Are

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


Next General Meeting

Thursday, December 5, 2019: Tour of San Jacinto College CPET


Meetings are usually held at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Texas from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Write for details or to RSVP.



From presentations and discussion,  we learn interesting things at each PCAC meeting.



Email us for details and an invitation to PCAC meetings.

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. 22, 2019
  • Tues. Feb. 26, 2019
  • Thurs. Mar. 28, 2019
  • Tues. Apr. 23, 2019
  • Tues. May 28, 2019
  • No June or July meetings
  • Thurs. Aug. 22, 2019
  • Tues. Sept. 24, 2019
  • Tues. Oct. 22, 2019
  • Thurs. Dec. 5, 2019 (delayed due to Thanksgiving)
  • No late 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 for details.
  • PCAC held its first meeting in January 1991 and celebrated its 25th anniversary in January 2016.
  • 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.

News and Recent Topics


  • As part of a series of meetings on development of the future workforce for the petrochemical and maritime industry, PCAC members toured the Pasadena ISD Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School on November 29, 2018. Summary

Recent Topics