Disaster Recovery Skills

Michelle is married to Justice of the Peace, Charles Brewer, a former police officer and 22 year veteran of the Hardin County Sheriff’s office. Together they have 4 grown, married children, along with 8 perfect grandchildren. They all reside in the Southeast Texas area. 
Prior to her tenure as Disaster Recovery Director for Hardin County, Michelle worked for the Better Business Bureau as an investigator and Director of their Education Foundation.  
Michelle serves on various boards and committees that she feels help make her community a better place to live and raise children. These include the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce, Performing and Visual Arts Council, Hardin County Republic Women, the SETX VOAD and is a faithful volunteer and supporter of her church, First Pentecostal Church in Silsbee, TX.
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Michelle Brewer

Hardin County Long Term Recovery Group

Michelle Brewer was introduced to recovery when she volunteered to answer courthouse phone lines dedicated to Harvey survivors after Hardin County, the small, underserved county where she lives, was severely impacted by flooding. This led to being offered a position created by County Judge Wayne McDaniel to serve the Hardin County community through disaster recovery. Under Judge McDaniel’s leadership, Michelle was appointed Executive Director to the newly formed Long Term Recovery Team – Hardin County Strong.
Since that time, Michelle has worked with many local, state and national partners which have all helped her and Hardin County Strong navigate effectively through recovery. She says her greatest influences in this journey have been the seasoned recovery heroes that invested their time and expertise by counseling her and her team on the intricacies and best practices of recovery. Two of these being the Disaster Leadership Team’s Chris Files and Stephanie Brady. They continue to mentor Michelle and the Hardin County effort today. She admits that prior to Harvey she had no disaster recovery knowledge, but is very grateful that she was chosen for the job.
Her favorite part about recovery is all of the new relationships she’s made and watching the joy that returning home brings to households who have been devastated physically and emotionally by the hardship of losing things that brought them comfort and security.

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1 800 358 4203

Hardin County, TX

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