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The massive evacuation from the Houston metropolitan area in response to hurricane Rita brought into sharp focus the difficulties in evacuating the metropolitan region efficiently and safely. Check out our hurricane and evacuation section.
Public Policy Discussion for Houston
Bill King is a life-long resident of the Houston area. He was born and raised in Kemah, later attended University of Houston where he earned a bachelor»s degree in political science and a law degree.
Mr. King has enjoyed a varied business career. Mr. King as currently an investor and principal in several companies including Global FBO Holdings, Inc. Politicalendar, LLC and EmLogis Systems.
His civic involvement has been extensive. In the early 1990s he returned to live in Kemah where he was elected to city council and eventually served two terms as mayor. He currently serves numerous charitable and community boards including the Fire Fighters Foundation of Houston, Galveston Bay Foundation, Interfaith Ministries, Bay Area Houston Economic Partners and the HGAC Transportation Policy Council.
During his years in public service Bill King has developed a keen interest in public policy issues. He has served on numerous committees and task forces studying issue related to the efficient delivery of public services, especially in the areas of public infrastructure, mobility, environmental stewardship and emergency preparedness. Mr. King maintains this site to facilitate the discussion of these issues.
Every day, fire fighters across Houston face danger as they respond to alarms. The sacrifices they make stretches them physically, mentally and emotionally. They work hard to prepare for the challenges, but frequently they are expected to answer the call without all the needed equipment. For that reason, The Houston Fire Fighter Foundation (FFFH)has been established as a nonprofit organization, and is the first foundation in Houston to provide non-governmental funding to Houston's fire fighters.