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Deer Park Community Advisory Council

Deer Park Community Advisory Council (DPCAC) builds a true partnership between Houston Ship Channel  industry and community in Deer Park, Texas  At meetings held 9-10 times a year, we provide a forum for candid conversation about industry-related issues of community interest or concern.

Open, honest dialogue makes plant members aware of what the community expects of them.  It helps community members understand what plants do and how they work.

The primary issues we address are environment, safety, health, security, emergency response and communications, and hazardous materials transportation.  We also discuss other quality of life issues like the economy and education.

DPCAC currently has 26 community members plus several Deer Park High School student members. They include individuals who live, work or attend school in Deer Park, and representatives of organizations and government entities serving Deer Park. 

Twenty plant members represent 15 industrial facilities in Deer Park, including chemical plants, a refinery, storage terminals, hazardous waste management firms, and related facilities. See DPCAC Plant Directory.

DPCAC celebrated its 25th Anniversary in March 2015.  Historical highlights were documented in a 25th Anniversary History booklet.

"Question of the Month" 

Question 10.  How Important is the Chemical Industry to the Texas Economy? 

Answer:  According to the Texas Chemical Council, Texas is the largest chemical producing state in the United States.  The Texas chemical industry is the second largest manufacturing industry in the state and is responsible for $166 billion in annual output.   The industry employs 77,560 Texans directly and another 435,150 Texans in related jobs for a total of 512,710 state jobs.  The total payroll for employees working in the Texas chemical industry is $8.1 billion, and Texas chemical wages average $104,800 per year – that’s 47% higher than the average manufacturing wage.  Texas chemical manufacturers contribute $750 million in state and local taxes and $3.3 billion in federal taxes.  They also invest $5.5 billion per year to build and upgrade manufacturing facilities throughout the state.  The chemical manufacturing industry is clearly a very important contributor to the Texas economy.   Source:  Texas Chemical Council website (   (#10– March 2017 – GEO Specialty Chemicals)

Click here to read previous Questions and Answers related to Deer Park industry. 

Deer Park Community Advisory Council

Next Meeting
April 24, 2017
Workforce Development Programs

For details or an invitation, contact   

2017 Calendar

 Jan. 23                                                                              

Feb. 27

Mar. 27

Apr. 24

May 22 (which is not Memorial Day)

No June meeting

No July meeting

Aug. 28

Sept. 25

Oct. 23

Nov. 27 (after Thanksgiving)
no December 

Recent Topics

 Additional meeting summaries and slides may be found
on "Topics and Meetings" page, year by year.

Contact Us

  For information about DPCAC, an invitation to a meeting, or to make suggestions, contact our facilitator at
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