Michelle Brewer of Silsbee is Disaster Recovery Director for the Hardin County Office of Emergency Management. She also serves as the Executive Director for Hardin County Strong, the long term recovery group providing unmet needs assistance to, and advocacy for, Hardin County households impacted by disaster. In 2019 Michelle was invited to join the Disaster Leadership Team, a national volunteer group of recovery leaders that deploy to disaster impacted communities across the United States, offering training, mentorship and support in establishing a recovery model and effort. Prior to her tenure with Hardin County, Michelle was the Education Foundation Director for Better Business Bureau Serving SETX where she assisted Southeast Texas businesses in building trust with consumers and establishing marketplace integrity, and promoted truth in advertising. In addition, she worked with students throughout the Southeast Texas region, starting conversations and dialogue about ethics and integrity, and established the first SETX Laws of Life Program, an ethics essay initiative designed for junior high and middle school students in the region. Michelle enjoys staying involved with church and community projects and surrounding herself with individuals who have a desire to serve and make the world a better place.