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 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 www.baytownengage.com 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 www.baytownengage.com .

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 www.baytownengage.com .

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:

Lisa.Loredo@baytown.org

 

Enjoy!

This episode was a true TREAT! I sat with Jake and Kathy with the Sterling Library. We discussed how it was starting during the high points of COVID and trying to bring programming to the citizens. We talked about the awesome new programs that they have launched:

  • Books and Looks
  • Cooking Time
  • Bullet Journaling 
  • Creative Writing Club

Be sure to take a listen and find out what more will be coming our way!

 

To contact Jake our Adult Programming Librarian: jacob.boyd@baytown.org

To contact Kathy our Programming & Marketing Librarian: katherine.torres@baytown.org

 

Sabrina and I had the pleasure to sit with Jenna Stevenson the Aquatic Superintendent. Jenna shares with us the impact the pandemic had on our water parks, her journey to the City of Baytown, the ins and outs of running a water park ( well over 500 employees just for aquatics!), the amazing awards won for the innovation City of Baytown's water park displays, and what is coming next for Aquatics in Baytown!

Enjoys!

Today we sit with our very own Emergency Management Team! We welcomed Jamie Galloway, the Emergency Management & Prep Coordinator, along with David Alamia, the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator. We discussed their career journey and how they made their way to the City of Baytown. They both shared much needed information on how to prepare for hurricane season, virtual preparedness training they offer, and the entire range the Emergency Management team covers--- It is not just weather related!

Enjoy!

Enjoy this very informative episode discussing Homelessness Outreach. I sit with Christina Dickerson who is the Community Case Worker for Marcelous-Williams Resource Center. Christina  works hard to help those in need of resources to get back on track. From mapping out a plan to see all areas of the clients needs to going the extra mile to get them the resources they do not even know they need. Christina truly loves what she is doing and has a true heart to serve! 

 

If you, or someone you know, needs assistance with homelessness or insecurity in other areas:

Talent Yield Coalition Inc., 501(c) 3 non profit

Marcelous-Williams Resource Center

811 N Main, Highlands, Texas  77562

Office:  (855) 449-1472

Fax #:   (281) 884-6030

www.talentyieldcoaliton.org

Let us welcome City Councilman,  Charles Johnson of District 3, to Baytown Engage. Listen and enjoy as we discuss to his motivation to run for City Council,  his genuine love of service and where that started, his motivation to continue to strive to make Baytown greater, and his giant accomplishments one being the FIRST ever Juneteeth Celebration being hosted by the City this year!

Enjoy!

 

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