Coastal Resources

The Coastal Resources Manager performs a variety of administrative, policy and technical work around the current and long range planning programs related to coastal resources. Duties include overseeing the implementation and management of the City of Galveston’s Coastal Management Plan; evaluate federal and state land use law and impacts on local plans and ordinances related to the relationship between private property for the equity and sustainability of natural resource use; and gathering, interpreting and preparing data for studies. Reports and recommends to City Council, Planning Commission and stakeholder groups. 


Texas Beach Accessibility Guide - a guide from the Texas General Land Office on vehicular beach access, pedestrian beach access, accessible parking, signage & beach amenities, and other beach access topics.

Coastal Dunes: Dune Protection and Improvement Manual for the Texas Gulf Coast - a guide from the Texas General Land Office on topics such as the Texas beaches and dunes, dune construction/improvement/repair, dune walkovers, beach access and drainage.

City Hall Location

Development Services Dept. 
823 Rosenberg, Rm 401
Galveston, TX 77550

 Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 to 5:00
 (409) 797-3660
Email the Planning Counter

Staff Contact

Dustin Henry, AICP
Coastal Resource Manager
 (409) 797-3621