Baytown Engage

The purpose of Baytown Engage is to provide a platform for community members to share experiences, projects and innovation unique to Baytown.

Enjoy as I sit with Brian Moran as we discuss the exciting plans coming from the 2027 Strategic Plan. There are some impressive changes, and improvements, coming to Baytown! It is clear the say that WE ARE LISTENING TO THE COMMUNITY!

To get a better understanding take a listen and share with others. If you have questions about the Strategic Plan, or any other improvements coming, go to



Brian Moran

Assistant to the City Manager




Take a listen as we welcome back Sabrina and Kourtney from our Community Engagement department. If you are an individual, or family, looking for ways to give back to the community this is the episode you really need to listen close to. Sabrina and Kourtney introduce the all new BAYTOWN SERVES! An amazing hub created by the Community Engagement team to house a place with all different volunteer opportunities for those seeking ways to give back.



To connect with Sabrina and Kourtney head to:


To take a look at all the volunteer opportunities :


We had the absolute please to sit with City of Baytown Councilwoman Ms. Laura Alvarado who is also the Community Systems Manager for First3Years & Lead for Babies in Baytown. She was joined with Ms. Valerie Adame who is the Board President for Church Women United Child Care Center & a Babies in Baytown Partner. We discussed the impactful Babies in Baytown (BIB) Community Impact fund application process, the creation of Babies in Baytown for all care givers, and how our community caregivers can gain the assistance they need from Babies in Baytown.


More information:

Laura Alvarado: 469.394.3331 or email:


We all love our Parks & Recreation department for all they do and provide the citizens of Baytown. Today we have the pleasure to sit with Cliff Hatch the new Parks & Recreation Director and two members of his team: Cornell Gordon and Kyle Frye. Enjoy as we discuss the Parks' Perfect Trails Projects, New features coming to many city parks, the return of Special Olympics to Baytown, and more! Be sure to follow their projects on their social media pages and at Perfect Trails Projects




Follow this, and other City of Baytown projects, here:


Enjoy as we sit with one of our newest members of the Community Engagement team, Kourtney Bonzo. We discuss Kourtney's journey to Baytown, her love of volunteerism, and what is to come in 2022 for the community from the Community Engagement team. Kourtney details her latest project called Adopt-a-Spot.

What is the program?:

"When you join Baytown's Adopt-a-Spot program, you become a vital part of keeping Baytown clean and attractive. Plus, being an Adopter gives participants an opportunity to give back to the community, teach their children about community responsibility, receive positive publicity for their business, have a preplanned quarterly activity, and gain valuable community volunteer experience.

No special skills or experience are required – just dedicated volunteers with a commitment to the community and concern for the environment."

Amazing right?! Enjoy as Kourtney provides all the details so we all can get involved and take pride in our amazing City! Enjoy!



Contact Kourtney:




Get involved!:


Enjoy as Sabrina,  Jamie, and Erline recap all the amazing projects, programs, and work produced from the Community Engagement team in 2021. We also discussed past Baytown Engage Podcast guests and hinted to what will be coming in 2022 for the department and Podcast. Enjoy the journey down memory lane!

Please visit for all upcoming projects happening in the City of Baytown.  It is your direct link to watching city growth!

Enjoy as we sit with three current academy members of Baytown Engage Civic Academy Cohort 2.  Wanda. Gwen, and Janda share their love of Baytown, the beauty in being a part of the community,  and how the academy has opened their eyes to see all the amazing work  the city is doing to makes Baytown bigger and better. Enjoy and be sure to join the conversation and stay ENGAGED at .

Enjoy as we sit with one of our very first Baytown Engage Civic Academy Alum, Ms. Phelitria Barnes. Ms. Barnes is not new to civic awareness, but she is new to seeing things on the side of the citizen. We had a great time discussing her deep roots in Baytown and McNair, her mother's volunteer fight fighter days, community impact, and her BIG why for being part of the first ever Civic Academy here in Baytown.  Enjoy and be sure to join the conversation and stay ENGAGED at .

Enjoy as I sit with Rachel as we discuss what it means to be a Talent Management Specialist for the City of Baytown.  Rachel shares her journey to the City, the Pipe Academy,  and how she helps empower employees to feel Empowered to make changes that will bring unity and growth to the City. 

Enjoy as we sit with Lisa Loredo who is our in house Homebound Delivery Technician. Lisa shares her journey to the library, her love of helping our patrons, Friday Morning Adult Book Club, and the all new Romance Book Club! She also explains how she still provided great books to her patrons during the height of Covid.

If you, or someone you know, wants to inquire about Homebound Delivery and our adult book clubs contact Lisa:



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