FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2016

Contact: Lauren Laake (832) 393-3008

 
Council Member Dave Martin Hosts Fall Town Hall Meeting 
For Kingwood Residents

Houston, TX - Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Kingwood Community Center located at 4102 Rustic Woods Drive. The community is invited to attend to hear from city and community representatives about ongoing projects, issues and community news related to the Kingwood area.
 
In addition to the regularly scheduled presentations from representatives from city departments including Public Works and Engineering, Houston Parks and Recreation and the Houston Police Department, the consultant from the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 10 will be presenting an update on progress that has been made on the Northpark Drive mobility project in addition to other intersection improvement projects the TIRZ is currently working on.
 
Furthermore, Mayor Turner's new Chief Resiliency Officer and former Council Member Stephen Costello has been invited to speak about recent flooding the Lake Houston and surrounding areas has experienced over the past year and a half and what the city is doing to address this ongoing problem. Council Member Martin has passionately discussed his concerns with the Mayor's Administration and has implored Costello to study the current capacity levels of Lake Houston and the potential dredging of the lake.
 
Also, with Super Bowl LI around the corner, Council Member Martin has invited the Super Bowl Host Committee's Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, Chris Newport, to speak about the coordination between the NFL and the City of Houston that has occurred to bring the largest sporting event in the world to Space City. The game, which is sure to bring a lot of buzz to Houston, will also be accompanied by community and charitable events around the city.
 
Lastly, Jonathan Glus President and CEO of the Houston Arts Alliance has been invited to share news regarding grant funding available for arts and nonprofit organizations that are interested in applying. As the city's designated, nonprofit, local arts agency, HAA provides programs and services for the arts and cultural sector and awards approximately 225 grants annually to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and individual artists.
 
For more information, please contact Council Member Martin's office at (832) 393-3008 or by email at districte@houstontx.gov.
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