Position One: Edna Deauvearo, Secretary
Position Two: Homer L. Clark, Chairman
Position Three: Vivian Harris
Position Four: Charles F. Meyer, Jr.
Position Five: Melva Thornton, Vice-Chairman
Position Six: Edward Teamer
Position Seven: Vernon N. Smith
Position Eight: Nina Springer
Position Nine: George A. Anderson
A Message From the Chairman
As we move into 2018, those of us at the District are excited to continue our current programs and continue to shape our vision for the future.
By far the most exciting thing happening in Five Corners is our new agreement with TIRZ 9 and TIRZ 25. This partnership will allow us to implement our master plan in a shorter time frame on a much larger scale. Because we share common goals for the District, we will be able to fund certain projects and expansions through the TIRZ budgets, allowing for rapid and robust improvements in Five Corners, and an opportunity to attract more private capital investments. We are also looking forward to implementing your ideas from our recently completed District services survey in the coming months.
Perhaps the largest issue for Houston in 2017 was the terrible flooding and damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey. Fortunately, our District saw little if any flooding during the storm, a fact that is sure to encourage both commercial and residential development here in the future. The proximity of Five Corners to the major business centers like Texas Medical Center, Downtown Houston, and transportation sites and corridors such as Hobby Airport and Beltway 8 is also advantageous, and I predict that the low flood risk and high connectivity of the District will serve our economic development prospects well in 2018.
The appeal of Five Corners is not only in our location, however. We also continue to enjoy a low crime rate, thanks in part to District services like our contract with our private security patrol, S.E.A.L. Security, and our graffiti abatement program that improves the cleanliness and beauty of the Five Corners District on a daily basis. I am also thrilled that the Houston Police Department has chosen our District for their newest southwest substation on Nitida Street. We will be working closely with HPD moving forward, ensuring an even safer Five Corners for our residents and business owners.
Additionally, we are developing partnerships with multi-family complexes in the District to implement the popular Blue Star Certification Program. Upon completion of the program, property managers and owners will not only have a closer relationship with HPD, they are also equipped with new skills and knowledge on how to prevent crime on their properties.
All of these elements are on our agenda as part of our vision to elevate and promote Five Corners. We are only able to act on this vision because of the enthusiastic support of our community and business owners.
In closing I want to share our heartfelt sorrow over the unexpected passing of our very own District K Councilman, Larry Green. Larry was a friend, colleague, and fierce advocate for our Five Corners community and he will be dearly missed. This edition of our spring newsletter includes a message from him about the many exciting projects and plans underway in the Five Corners District and I determined we would leave it in as part of the legacy that will honor him and his service to our community. Peace to all who loved him and called him a brother, friend, mentor, and more.
Chairman of the Board of Directors