Howdy WHA Members!
September was a busy month as we hosted two social-distanced tours of Quality Planned Developments (Towne Lake and Bridgeland) for our Rising Leaders as well as hosted Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar at our State Issues Forum.
This month we are offering our next Envision Class virtually on October 14th, with only 4 spots remaining. The next class will likely be offered in Spring 2021. If you are interested in getting your Envision Credential before the end of the year you should act now! We will also be hosting U.S. Congressmember Dan Crenshaw (TX-2) at our Federal Issues Forum on October 29th. This virtual event will be moderated by longtime Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert.
UPCOMING “PLAY” PROJECTS
I’m also excited to announce two forthcoming projects that you will continue to hear more about in the months ahead. The West Houston Association is working with a group of Rice University students who are participating in a Consulting Practicum through the School of Social Science that is investigating making West Houston a desirable place to “play.” Greater West Houston is already known for great housing and job opportunities. This project will examine existing amenities, make comparison to peer locations, and recommend potential improvements to increase opportunities for social and cultural interactions in West Houston.
Additionally, the Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Committee started working on a West Houston Master Parks Plan. This project will examine existing parks and needs regarding future greenspaces to identify what it means to have a “quality” park and provide long-term planning guidance on improving parks and park access in Greater West Houston. Both projects relate to our vision of a West Houston where everyone can find great experiences and opportunities due to the region being well-planned, well-maintained and welcoming, as well as the West Houston 2060 plan (www.westhouston2060.org) addressing anticipated population growth and related demand for recreational activities and greenspaces closer to where people are choosing to work and live.
GO VOTE TEXAS
Remember that today, October 5, 2020, is the last day to register to vote in the General Election on November 3rd and that Early Voting runs from October 13th – October 30th. More information about the election is available from the Texas Secretary of State at www.VoteTexas.gov. I encourage you to make your voice heard as we work together to advocate, collaborate and educate to achieve the best quality of life, experience and opportunity in Greater West Houston.