Houston Complete Communities

About Us

The Complete Communities Initiative is a collaborative effort involving residents, community stakeholders, and all City of Houston Departments and Divisions with City leadership from the Mayor’s office of Complete Communities, the Planning and Development Department, the Department of Neighborhoods and the Chief Resilience Officer.

The Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities

The Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities promotes and facilitates implementation of innovative community-identified projects and programs that address needs and improve access to services for residents and businesses in the Complete Communities. Launched in April 2017 as a citywide initiative to revitalize Houston’s most under-resourced Neighborhoods, the mission of Complete Communities is to create a more equitable and prosperous city for all Houstonians by working with local stakeholders and cross-sector partners to improve designated neighborhoods.

Team

Contact Us

completecommunities@houstontx.gov

 

Planning and Development Department/ Community and Regional Planning Division Staff

  • Organizes and leads comprehensive planning conversations and workshops to undertake community-level and neighborhood-specific improvements and programming
  • Convenes Neighborhood Support Team meetings during and after the planning process to continue civic engagement in each Complete Community
  • Implements Action Plan projects and programs related to planning and development in the Complete Communities
  • Communicates about the Complete Communities Initiative through the Complete Communities newsletter, web site and social media, as well as other communication tools.

Team

  • Margaret Wallace Brown, Department Director
  • Jennifer Ostlind, Deputy Director
  • Lynn Henson, Complete Communities Initiative Planning Manager

Community and Regional Planning Division Staff

  • Sasha Marshall Planner for Acres Homes and Third Ward
  • Abraham Zorrilla Planner for Gulfton and Alief-Westwood
  • Davonte Caldwell Planner for Near Northside and Kashmere Gardens
  • David Welch Planner Second Ward and Magnolia Park-Manchester
  • Lindsey Williams Planner Sunnyside

Contact Us
Planning & Development Department
Phone: 832.393.6600
planningdepartment@houstontx.gov

 

 

Department of Neighborhoods

  • Participates in ongoing civic engagement efforts, including Neighborhood Support Team meetings, Super Neighborhood meetings and community-led collaborations
  • Builds relationships with residents and civic leaders to help sustain civic engagement and respond directly to residents’ concerns
  • Coordinates with City departments to follow up on service requests
  • Supports and promotes neighborhood revitalization efforts through community outreach activities

Team

  • TaKasha Francis, Department Director
  • Landon Taylor, Assistant Director
  • Rhonda Sauter, Mayor’s Assistance Office Division Manager

Contact Us
Department of Neighborhoods
832.394.0600
contact.don@houstontx.gov

Mayor's Assistance Office

  • Carl Davis, MAO Liaison Central (Third Ward)
  • Kelli Bradford, MAO Liaison North (Kashmere Gardens)
  • Anita Ivery, MAO Liaison Northwest (Acres Home)
  • Angela Solis, MAO Liaison South (Sunnyside & Fort Bend Houston)
  • Veronica Hernandez, MAO Liaison South (Alief –Westwood & Gulfton)
  • Rhonda Sauter, MAO Liaison Main Office (Second Ward & Near Northside)

Contact Us
Department of Neighborhoods
832.394.0600
contact.don@houstontx.gov

Mayor's Office of Resilience

  • Provides a multi-scale resilience framework to help guide planning, ongoing civic engagement, and Action Plan implementation strategies
  • Assists with facilitating comprehensive planning conversations and workshops to undertake community-level and neighborhood-specific improvements and programming

Team

  • Marissa Aho, Chief Resilience Officer

Contact Us
832.393.1074
marissa.aho@houstontx.gov