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Our Board Of Directors
The Board of Directors for the Greater Northside Management District was originally appointed by statue. Members are nominated by the Board and appointed by the City of Houston. According to Section
: The mayor and members of the governing body of the City of Houston shall appoint Directors from persons recommended by the Board who meet the qualifications prescribed by Subchapter D, Chapter 375, and Local Government Code.
is the chief financial officer for
Houston Foam Plastics
, a large industrial manufacturing plant in the Near Northside of the District.
was born and raised in the Near Northside area. He maintains his family's tradition by running the family property and business on North Main.
is a member of the
Independence Heights Redevelopment Council
- a historic Houston community - and the owner/office manager of Northline Dental Center.
Vice Chairman Christian Barraza
is the Director of Leasing for Plaza Fiesta LLC, a real estate investment company in dense Hispanic markets in Houston. Mr. Barraza previously worked for Red Oak Commercial, Weingarten Realty and other Houston real estate firms.
is the general manager of
, a power center redevelopment project managed by
North American Development Group
that replaced Northline Mall. He has a solid real estate background specializing in project leasing, tenant retention, site selection and property management.
has served as executive director of
, a nonprofit organization that builds affordable homes, since 1996. She has a Master's degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School and a B.A. from Duke University. Ms. Lawler serves on several advisory boards and committees, including University of Houston's Bauer College of Business Real Estate and Nonprofit Management Program.
is the senior pastor of
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
. He serves on several Northside-area boards and committees, including the Houston
Northeast Community Development Corporation
, the Jensen Jubilee Planning Committee, the
Northeast Ministers Alliance
Sunbeam Curry Civic Association
. Pastor Smith has 30+ years of public works and engineering experience with the City of Houston.
Chairman Jeanette Rash
and her late husband, Charles Rash, are founders and operators of family-owned
Zone One Auto Storage/Fast Tow
. Mrs. Rash is active in the towing industry and was honored as the first woman inducted into the Texas Towing Hall of Fame. Mrs. Rash is active in several towing organizations, including the Towing & Recovery Association of America and the Texas Towing & Storage Association.
Secretary Ed Reyes
has been a resident of Lindale Park for over 46 years, volunteering in the community since the 1970s as Block Captain of Fairbanks Street between Fulton and Helmers. Mr. Reyes serves as chair of
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 21
(Hardy/Near Northside Zone) and treasurer for the
. Mr. Reyes has been instrumental in supporting our community to make it a better place for everyone.
Assistant Secretary April Cohen
has resided in the District for over 20 years. Ms. Cohen founded her first business Stitch N Time in 1979. In 1998, Ms. Cohen is the owner of
New Roots Landscaping & Antiques