About Council Member Dwight Boykins
As an established business and government leader, Dwight will ensure equal and fair principles are applied within City of Houston government. Council Member Dwight Boykins was born and educated in District D and will serve with passion to advocate for District D residents.
Public safety; infrastructure, and job creation were the cornerstones of the Boykins2013 campaign and will continue to be cornerstone of Dwight’s daily priorities.
Dwight enters city council with a background as a governmental affairs and business development consultant and public advocate. He has also served in various positions through the City of Houston. In 2008, Dwight was appointed by former Houston Mayor Bill White to serve on the Hurricane Ike Relief Fund Board, overseeing the distribution of over $16 million in funding to the city’s most devastated areas. Dwight has also served on the Oversight Committee of ReBuild Houston – a citywide initiative aimed at renewing the city’s flooding and street infrastructure.
Through his work, Dwight has been able to help community organizations and citizens in their effort to make a difference in the world we live in today. As a small business owner, Dwight has acquired insight into what it takes to run a business and gained the appreciation of just how important business development is to the economic vitality of the community. As Councilmember, he will use that insight to help create a better, more prosperous community for District D.
A native Houstonian and lifelong resident of District D, Dwight attended and graduated from Houston Independent School District public schools including, Turner Elementary, Whidby Elementary, Cullen Jr. High, and Stephen F. Austin High School. He then went on to earn his BBA in Marketing from the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University.
Dwight and Genora, his wife of over 25 years, reside in the heart of District D. They thoroughly enjoy serving their community by working with organizations such as SHAPE Community Center, the NAACP, and several other non-profits.
Council Member Boykins is a member of the following professional organizations:
- Oversight Committee of ReBuild Houston
- Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce
- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
- Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce
- Southbelt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce
- TIRZ 13
- Life Member, NAACP
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.