MICHAEL D. TALBOTT, P.E., D.WRE (ret.), retired as the Executive Director of the Harris County Flood Control District in Houston, Texas in 2016 after 35 years of service. Under his direction, the district carried out its mission to devise countywide flood damage reduction plans, implement those plans, and maintain the infrastructure. That mission is executed in the third most populated county in the United States, with a population in excess of 4.6 million, which includes the City of Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city. The district has jurisdiction over the primary stormwater facilities in the county, which at the time of his retirement consisted of about 1,500 channels, totaling nearly 2,500 miles in length, as well as more than 40 regional stormwater detention basins and a 2.5-square mile wetlands mitigation bank. Mr. Talbott remains active in a number of associations and was active inlocal committees and task force groups relating to stormwater planning and environmental management prior to retirement. Mr. Talbott is a licensed professional engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston.
Updated: April 2019