Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan met with the Crosby Area Retired Teachers’ Association at the Riley Chambers Community Center on Jan. 8.
County Attorney Ryan visited the group of retired teachers to discuss the work of the County Attorney’s Office. He discussed the role and responsibilities of the office. The Harris County Attorney’s Office is the largest County Attorney’s Office in Texas employing 115 attorneys and about the same number of support personnel.
Ryan said the Harris County Attorney represents the people of Harris County by and through its elected and appointed officials. The Office is known throughout the state for its work in taking action against companies that harm the environment and illegal enterprises that negatively impact neighborhoods.
About one-third of the Office is devoted to filing cases to protect children and the elderly. “This was a great group of individuals who have served our community, educating generations of our students over the years,” said County Attorney Ryan. “It was a pleasure to share with them the details of what we do, and all the areas of civil law that we deal with.”
The Crosby Area Retired Teachers’ Association is a local unit of the Texas Retired Teachers’ Association, which advocates improved benefits for all education retirees and promotes the well-being of its members. The unit has 30 members that meet every second Wednesday of the month. President Cheryl Stephens shared her appreciation for the visit and insight from County Attorney Ryan.
“County Attorney Ryan’s speech was very resourceful and informative,” said Stephens. “We were so pleased to hear about how you handle adult and child protective services. This information is greatly needed.”
The presentation was part of the County Attorney’s Community Outreach program which covers topics such as environmental protection, living wills and advanced directives, getting rid of bad businesses, elder financial exploitation, voters’ rights, and open carry laws.
“We provide programs to civic clubs, community groups, and professional organization,” said Debbie Tyler-Dillard, Community Outreach Director. “We always welcome opportunities to speak to groups interested in what we do here at the County Attorney’s Office.”
For more information on the Harris County Attorney’s Office Community Outreach program visit https://www.harriscountycao.org/community-outreach.