Scot Walker '90 September 7, 2017 11:32 AM updated: September 7, 2017 11:39 AM
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is appointing John Sharp '72. the chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, to oversee the rebuilding of state coastal communities following Hurricane Harvey, the Wall Street Journal reported:
The selection of John Sharp, a former Texas Democratic politician, to chair the newly created Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas represents a bipartisan overture by Mr. Abbott, a Republican.
“This is the largest catastrophe in Texas history and the governor is going to coordinate a response as big as Texas,” said Matt Hirsch, a spokesman for Mr. Abbott.
Mr. Hirsch said that the commission would focus on rebuilding infrastructure such as roads, bridges, schools and government buildings. Part of its work would also involve looking at how to rebuild to prevent damage from hurricanes in the future.