Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Chairman Harry D. Maxwell, Jr.
Vice Chairman Victor Pierson
Trustee/Mayor Craig Brown
Trustee Willy Gonzalez
Trustee Sheila S. Lidstone
Trustee Jeff Patterson
Trustee James D. Yarbrough
Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEOAnthony P. Brown, Port Attorney
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Regular Monthly Meeting is open to the public.
Members of the public may participate in the meeting in the following ways:
1. Watch the meeting at the following online at:
2. Submit public comment in advance of the meeting. Comments can be submitted to:
3. Attend the meeting in person at the above address.
The Public will be permitted to submit public comments electronically. Comments can be submitted to: HTTPS://WWW.PORTOFGALVESTON.COM/FORMCENTER/PUBLIC-COMMENT-FORM-2/PUBLIC-COMMENT-FORM-36
Section 551.071 - Consultation with Attorney
a. Receive Legal Advice Concerning Pending Legal Issues Raised by Legal Counsel
Section 551.074 – Personnel
a. Deliberate the Appointment, Employment, Evaluation, Reassignment, or Duties of a Public Officer or Employee, Including Without Limitation the Port Director
Section 551.072 – Real Estate
a. Deliberate the Purchase, Exchange, Lease or Value of Property on Galveston and Pelican Islands
Section 551.087 – Economic Development Negotiation
a. Discuss or Deliberate Regarding Commercial or Financial Information Received from a Business Prospect Seeking to Locate, Stay, or Expand at the Port of Galveston, or Deliberate the offer of a Financial or Other Incentive to such a Business Prospect
ADJOURNMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION
Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.0415, Trustees may report on any of the following items:
1. Expressions of thanks,
gratitude, and condolences
2. Information regarding holiday schedules
3. Honorary or salutary recognition of a public official, public employee, or other citizen
4. Reminders regarding Galveston Wharves events
5. Reminders regarding community events
6. Health and safety announcements
THE ITEMS LISTED FOR THE CONSENT AGENDA ARE CONSIDERED ROUTINE AND WILL NOT BE DISCUSSED UNLESS A TRUSTEE DESIRES TO DISCUSS – AS IS THE CASE, THAT SUCH ITEM WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA AND CONSIDERED PRIOR TO THE REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS. AS USED IN THIS NOTICE, THE TERM “EXECUTIVE SESSION” MEANS A “CLOSED MEETING” AS DEFINED IN TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE CHAPTER 551, THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT. THE BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT ANY TIME DURING THE COURSE OF THIS MEETING TO DISCUSS ANY SUBJECT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY SUBJECT APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA, AS AUTHORIZED BY THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT. FOLLOWING ANY EXECUTIVE SESSION, THE BOARD IN OPEN SESSION MAY TAKE A FINAL ACTION, DECISION, OR VOTE ON A MATTER DELIBERATED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, AS AUTHORIZED BY THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT.
I certify that the above Notice of Meeting was posted in a place convenient to the public, in accordance with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, on or before 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2023.
Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO