ReBuild Houston Project Underway: E-Blast

The City of Houston maintains a database of email subscribers who request information on various topics such as emergency management, special events, Public Works & Engineering (PWE) department updates, and more. I was charged with composing PWE eBlasts which were sent out citywide via the CitizensNet application. Below is an eBlast I wrote for the ClintonContinue reading “ReBuild Houston Project Underway: E-Blast”

Web Icons Using Adobe Illustrator

I just designed a few new web icons for a new program that the City of Houston is introducing called the Small Contractor Rotation Program (SCRP). The SCRP is a two-year initiative designed to provide capacity building and assistance to small, minority and/or women owned businesses and to help transition them from subcontractors into prime contractors.Continue reading “Web Icons Using Adobe Illustrator”

“Using the Map Viewer” – Technical Writing Sample

Identifying that there was a need for some sort of instructional piece for a mapping application used at the City’s Department of Public Works and Engineering, I decided to go ahead and create one.  This instructional was incorporated into the online application. This map viewer application allows individuals to interactively review the ReBuild Houston 10-YearContinue reading ““Using the Map Viewer” – Technical Writing Sample”

Making Better Streets, Better Drainage a Reality 

Making Better Streets, Better Drainage a Reality By Katherine Mestousis ReBuild Houston is the direct result of City of Houston voters approving Proposition One in November 2010. The proposition directed the City’s Charter to “be amended to provide for the enhancement, improvement and ongoing renewal of Houston’s drainage and streets by creating a Dedicated Pay‐As‐You‐Go (PAYGo) FundContinue reading “Making Better Streets, Better Drainage a Reality “

Privately Funded Sidewalk Repair, Replace & Installation Program – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Privately Funded Sidewalk Repair, Replace and Installation Program Makes Walkable Sidewalks A Reality HOUSTON, TX. (April 17, 2015) – City of Houston residents can now make sidewalk repair easier and faster, thanks to a new program through the Department of Public Works and Engineering (PWE). The program is called the Privately Funded SidewalkContinue reading “Privately Funded Sidewalk Repair, Replace & Installation Program – Press Release”

Social Media Proposal for Public Works & Engineering

One of the fist project I was assigned when I was began at the City of Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering was to craft a social media proposal and to then go before the Director of Public Works, as well as all his Deputy Director’s and present a case (to a group of engineers) forContinue reading “Social Media Proposal for Public Works & Engineering”

ReBuild Houston Fact Sheet & FAQs

  I composed the below Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which were used to develop several webpages,  for the ReBuild Houston website (https://www.rebuildhouston.org/summary-facts and https://www.rebuildhouston.org/frequently-asked-questions). Additionally, the Fact Sheet and FAQs provided content for our social media sites. FACT SHEET ReBuild Houston is a direct result of City of Houston voters approving PropositionContinue reading “ReBuild Houston Fact Sheet & FAQs”