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Economic Development

Mailing Address:
PO Box F
Anahuac, TX 77514

Physical Address:
508 South Main St
Anahuac, TX 77514

Phone: (409) 267-2692
Meet the Staff
  • Samantha Humphrey is a certified Professional Community and Economic Developer and the Director of the Department of Economic Development and Grant Management. Samantha is a 2009 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (BS PR) and is currently working toward her Master of Public Administration at Lamar University. Samantha has worked for Chambers County since 2013. 

    In her free time, Samantha is a member of the Anahuac Independent School District Board of Trustees and volunteers with a variety of community organizations and events. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children.
  • Monica reed came to work at the Department of Economic Development and Grant Management after 13 years at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Chambers County. Monica is a financial whiz and is responsible for all accounts receivable and payable activities in this Department, including directing the millions of dollars managed to the appropriate accounts.  

    In her spare time, Monica enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
  • Robbie King has nearly two decades of experience in economic and community development, having served as the Executive Director of the Anahuac Area Chamber of Commerce for 15 years before coming to work at Chambers County in 2019. Robbie specializes in nonprofit and small business advising and is an expert in budget management, community engagement and event planning.  

    Robbie has been married to her husband Wesley for nearly 40 years. Together they share two children, a daughter-in-love and two grandchildren.
  • Eva Martinez is the most tenured member of the Department of Economic Development, having been on staff for 10 years. Eva is responsible for many of the behind-the-scenes activities which improve daily life in Chambers County. From designing and printing official County documents and Court forms to creating road and wayfinding signs, Eva does a little bit of everything. Eva also specializes in event planning and management and is a key player in Chambers County Day at the Capitol, the County Judge’s Hurricane Conference and more.  

    Eva is a proud wife and mother who is extremely active in her community. She volunteers with the Anahuac Area Chamber of Commerce, Texas GATORFEST and many school support organizations.
About the Department

The Department of Economic Development and Grant Management is responsible for a variety of activities that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for Chambers County.

In Chambers County, economic development strategies and activities are designed to achieve positive results for all citizens and include:

  • Management of millions of dollars in state and federal grants that fund infrastructure and quality of life improvements
  • Promoting Chambers County’s abundant assets
  • Assisting nonprofit organizations and small businesses
  • Serving as a connection between public and private sectors and the community
  • Monitoring growth trends and providing recommendations to Commissioners Court and outside agencies
  • Advocating on behalf of Chambers County in a variety of arenas

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