Steven Mikulencak is an AICP certified planner and Extension Program Director for the Texas Community Watershed Partners planning team. He works from Houston, TX and specializes in stakeholder participation and planning tools for local decision-makers. Before joining A&M, he was a consultant working on comprehensive plans, zoning, design guidelines, and GIS analyses for local governments. He now leads AgriLife’s FEMA CTP program and develops planning and outreach programs for TX communities, with a focus on risk mitigation through effective long-term planning. Projects under his leadership include CHARM (Community Health and Resource Management), the Texas Citizen Planner Program, the 2015 TX RESTORE Roundtables, and the Highland Bayou Watershed Protection Plan. Projects are supported through partnerships with FEMA Region 6, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the US EPA Gulf of Mexico Program, and the Galveston Bay Estuary Program. He earned his BS in Geology from Virginia Tech and his Masters in Urban Planning from Cornell University.