WHA has seven separate committees that work together to help influence and advocate for public policy, improved mobility, better infrastructure, and a sustainable quality of life for the greater West Houston region.

Click on the name of each committee to go to their corresponding Issues and Projects page and find Committee Notes in the resources/members portal!

Quality Planned Development
Mission Statement: Establish and promote a standard for all development corresponding with that of master-planned communities Chairman: Rob BamfordJohnson Development Corp.

Regional Mobility
Mission Statement:  Plan and provide early developmental support of major transportation initiatives for the Greater West Houston region Committee Chair: Marlene Gafrick- MetroNational


Flood Control, Drainage & Wetlands 
Mission Statement: Facilitate the planning and implementation of regional drainage and flood control projects Committee Chair: Tim Buscha- IDS Engineering Solutions


Vice Chair: Andy Palermo, EHRA Engineering

Water Resources
Mission Statement: Assess the capacity of water supply delivery for the Greater West Houston region Committee Chair: Jack Miller- R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc.


Vice Chair: Alia Vinson- Allen Boone Humphries Robinson

Parks, Recreation & Open Space
Mission Statement:  Promote the inclusion and effective use of open space with the growth of the Greater West Houston area population and land development

Committee Chair: Chris Patterson – RVi

Sustainable Infrastructure
Mission Statement: Advocate for the use of sustainable infrastructure concepts through the education of members and stakeholders and recognition of projects and practices

Committee Chair: Jim Russ- EHRA Engineering


Vice Chair: Mark Gehringer- Bridgeland at The Howard Hughes Corporation 

Education & Workforce Development
Mission Statement: Advocate for policies and partnerships that provide high-quality educational infrastructure and educational opportunities to achieve a prosperous and sustainable business community and workforce in Greater West Houston.
Committee Chair: Sara Montenegro -Texas Children’s Hospital

Vice Chair: Dr. Zach Hodges – Houston Community College