in motion Pearland FALL 2019
What’s next? That’s a question I get asked a lot.
PEARLAND CITY COUNCILMEMBERS Tom Reid / MAYOR Luke Orlando / COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 1 Derrick Reed / COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 2 Gary Moore / COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 3 Adrian Hernandez / COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 4 J. David Little / MAYOR PRO TEM Trent Perez / COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 6 Woody Owens / COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 7 CITY ADMINISTRATION Clay Pearson / CITY MANAGER Jon Branson / DEPUTY CITY MANAGER Trent Epperson / ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER
Pearland is a community that is comfortable with change and growth at high velocity. Roads widen, houses get built, businesses start, water lines extend, people get added. Looking back over just the last five years and it’s a different place and I would argue, I can show you, that it is better -- We have a diverse community that is warm and welcoming, a community that embraces change while staying true to the best parts of where we’ve come. But what’s next? We are well positioned for what’s next: We have a robust and diverse economy with services and amenities that will keep us attractive to new visitors and potential residents while retaining residents who want to grow their families or grow into the next phase of their lives. We have outstanding public school districts, unbelievable parks and events and top notch First Responders that keep Pearland safe and City services (water, roads, storm water, etc.) functioning. Simply put, maybe what’s next is more of the same good things and reducing the bad. What’s next is a slower pace of growth in the background to let us catch our collective breath. But we are not resting. From the voter-approved 2019 bond issue, for the City side of community life, we are going to be building more roads and adding needed City facilities, a fire training burn building and an animal shelter. We will be reducing the bad parts of the rapid growth phase with additional road improvements and boosting even further our resiliency to intense weather with more storm water drainage improvements. So, what’s next? People who came to Pearland before us made bold decisions and staked out a claim for what Pearland could be next to Houston, the USA’s fourth largest city with a dynamic economy and lots of attributes. Now we’re ready to lay claim to being that cosmopolitan suburb that has most everything needed to be successful. Thanks for your part in this progress, the feedback you provide to shape this community and the trust that you place in our team to realize those dreams.
PARKS, RECREATION & BEAUTIFICATION BOARD Jeff Webb / POSITION 1 Kenneth Rice / POSITION 2 Bethany Earl / VICE CHAIR Katie Chennisi / POSITION 4 Ted Mittica, Chair / POSITION 5 Vacant / POSITION 6 Charles McMurrey / POSITION 7
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