United for Infrastructure, a 501(c)4 non-profit, works to educate the American public and policymakers about the importance of infrastructure to the nation’s economy, workers, and communities. In partnership with the business community, labor unions, associations, think tanks, elected officials, and others, they have led the charge to improve America’s infrastructure. Each year, led by a Steering Committee and joined by more than 500 affiliates nationwide, participants host events, tours and open houses at infrastructure assets, speak out in the press, and share their stories on social media.
We invite you to participate from September 14-21, 2020, in the signature annual event United for Infrastructure: A Week to Champion America’s Infrastructure (formerly Infrastructure Week). Join us this fall to tell your infrastructure story. Plan an event. Drive media attention. Reach out to your elected leaders.
To celebrate Infrastructure Week 2019, we teamed up with TAG Houston to host an all-day summit on infrastructure. The Southeastern Summit, held in Houston, took place on May 17th and featured panel discussions and presentations about a wide variety of topics including: “Building Consensus: Infrastructure’s Role in Supporting Workers and Business”, “The Future of Regional Mobility in Texas” and “Bill or Nil: The Prospect of an Infrastructure Bill in 2019 and Beyond”.
To celebrate Infrastructure Week 2018, we hosted a provocative panel discussion over lunch in Houston, “Hurricane Harvey Recovery & Resiliency: The Future of Houston Area Stormwater Infrastructure”. We discussed regional stormwater management infrastructure and recovery needs, and resiliency plans going forward. Panelists included Carol Haddock PE, Director, Houston Public Works; Alan Black PE, Director, Engineering Division, Harris County Flood Control District; Kathleen Jackson PE, Board Member, Texas Water Development Board; and Eddie Williams, PA Group Supervisor, Federal Emergency Management Agency. The event was moderated by Steve Costello PE, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Houston and planned by our Task Committee for Post Hurricane Harvey Recommendations.
Help Us Celebrate – Share Your Ideas!
We will continue to look for opportunities to celebrate infrastructure, as well as advocate for infrastructure-related issues each May. Share your ideas for local and state-wide events with our Government Affairs Committee at [email protected].