The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named a new Disaster Assessment and Recovery (DAR) Agent for Washington, Austin, Fayette and Colorado counties.
Marshall Mohr was introduced this (Tuesday) morning during the Washington County Commissioners meeting as the new head of the DAR program. Mohr moved to Washington County in 2010 from Karnes County, south of San Antonio, and has worked for Texas Task Force 1 since 2017. He joined the DAR program on March 1st.
Mohr said his role will consist of teaching local officials about disaster mitigation strategies and resources for recovery.
Prior to joining Texas Task Force 1, Mohr enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2013. He started with the Texas A&M Engineering and Extension Service after being medically discharged in 2015.
The DAR program was created in 2020 to help communities in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. It is not meant to replace local emergency management coordinators and district coordinators of the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), but rather assists them as needed.
Mohr’s position was formerly held by Matthew Pfeifer, who transitioned last fall into a new role as a 4-H agent in Brazos County.