The inaugural five (5) members of the HCEWB will be appointed by Commissioners Court in March 2022. Those members will work with the Harris County Boards and Commissions Office (HCBCO) to recommend the remaining eight (8) Board members to Commissioners Court for appointment in May 2022.
The Board members must:
- Represent the geographic, gender, age, racial, and ethnic diversity of Essential Workers in Harris County
- Be residents of Harris County
- Have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to serving the community
- Be able to contribute meaningful time and effort to achieving the purpose and objectives of the HCEWB
- Where possible, meet one or more of the following qualifications:
- Have a demonstrated knowledge of or interest in advocating for protections on the job, including fair wages and benefits and workplace occupational safety and health for Essential Workers
- Have a demonstrated knowledge of or interest in equitable and inclusive approaches to economic development and the socioeconomic, demographic, and environmental factors that affect the quality of life outcomes of Essential Workers
- Be low-income Essential Workers in Harris County, or have at least 12-months of previous experience as a low-income Essential Worker
- Not be full time employees of Harris County.
The HCEWB shall be inclusive of different religions, disabilities, backgrounds, and identities.