Thursday, April 23, 2020
Noon-1:00 PM
This will be a Virtual Rotary Meeting!
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(See instructions below)

Judge Lina Hidalgo

Judge Lina Hidalgo is the head of Harris County’s governing body. She is the first woman to be elected County Judge and only the second to be elected to the Commissioners Court.

Harris County is the third largest county in our nation. Its population of more than 4.5 million rivals that of the entire state of Colorado. The Harris County Judge and four County Commissioners oversee a $4.3 billion budget that helps fund key county services and institutions.

The County Judge is the presiding officer on the Commissioners Court. As the main governing body of Harris County, the Commissioners Court plays a critical role that is part administrative, part legislative, and part judicial. Its many responsibilities include adopting a budget; setting tax rates; calling for bond elections; building and maintaining county infrastructure such as roads and bridges; and overseeing county courthouses, jails, libraries, parks, and the Harris County Flood Control District.

By state law, the County Judge is also the county’s director of emergency management, leading the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM). In addition to her formal duties, Judge Hidalgo plays an important advocacy role for the County.

Judge Hidalgo believes that our region will remain competitive only through proactive and creative leadership on issues like flood control, transportation, criminal justice reform, and education. She is committed to ensuring that Harris County government is transparent, accessible, and accountable to every resident. She wants Harris County to be a place where everyone can attain the American Dream.


First time using Microsoft Teams? Here's what you do. A few minutes before noon, click
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  • If you've previously installed the Teams application, you'll be asked if you want to open it.  Click 'Cancel'.
  • Then click the option to 'Join on the web instead'.
  • Chrome will ask you if you want to allow to use your microphone and camera.  Select 'allow' (or block if you don't want to be seen or heard in the meeting).
  • You'll be prompted to enter your name.  Then click 'Join now' to join the meeting.
  • The message 'Someone in the meeting should let you in soon' will be displayed.  Be patient - the meeting organizer will admit you.
  • Once admitted, you can click on the movie-camera icon or the microphone icon to toggle your video and microphone on and off.

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Scheduled for 11 am on HTV Houston Television Facebook live
Live weekly briefing by health officials, sponsored by our club.  You do not need a FB account to access the videos and press conferences on their page.  (you will need to refresh the page until the video begins. I will also share it on the Rotary Club of Houston Facebook page )

Coronavirus: The City of Houston & Harris County Update
Moderator: Stephen L Williams, MEd, MPA, Director, City of Houston Health Department
Dr. David Persse, Health Authority, City of Houston Health Department
Umair A. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Director, Harris County Public Health
April 16, 2020