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Posts published in “Day: March 17, 2015”

Greenspoint District President retires after 15 years of service

HOUSTON – The Greenspoint District Board of Directors announces the retirement of President Jerry Lowry and appointment of Bart Baker as interim president, both effective March 31, 2015.

Lowry joined the District in 2000 as director of Public Safety.

He went on to serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer prior to accepting appointment as president in 2013. Lowry’s leadership and forward thinking led to many achievements for the District during his 15-year tenure.

Lowry was instrumental in creating in a comprehensive strategic plan to guide the District through 2030. He established the Greenspoint Community Partners nonprofit foundation to gain support for expanding public safety, beautification and recreational development programs, and was a staunch advocate for creating an economic development department that has resulted in millions of dollars of investment in the District.

Chair of the Greenspoint District Board of Directors, Michelle Wogan of Transwestern stated that, “Jerry took over leadership during a pivotal time for the District. We appreciate the hard work and tenacity he applied to keep it moving forward and thriving.”

“I am grateful for the opportunities afforded to me and the District’s contribution to my life experiences. I look forward to the next chapter and fulfilling a long-term goal of expanding my ministry work in South Montgomery County,” added Lowry.

Bart Baker currently serves as vice president of Planning, Operations and Infrastructure for the Greenspoint District. He will act as interim president while a search for a new president is conducted by Jack Drake LLC.

AAUW-NHC names Bolling Outstanding Woman 2015

Sylvia Bolling has been awarded as the Outstanding Woman of 2015 in the area of Community Service by the NHC American Association of University Women. Their awards luncheon was held on Saturday, February 28th at Shirley Acres.

When Sylvia Bolling realized that the Aldine area offered few after-school activities for students, she began to offer recreation, education, encouragement, and hope for them. She began Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. in 1990 out of her home, spent the first 5 years operating with no facility, staff, and very limited funds, but was determined to make a positive difference.

Dedicated volunteers helped establish the grassroots organization and were able to accomplish many good works for the community. In 1995, the Aldine YOUTH Community Center was established offering over 20+ programs and services to help transform youth and their families. In March 2012, the Center was acquisitioned by Buckner International and is now the Aldine Family Hope Center, continuing to offer valuable programs and services for our youth and families.

The other awardee was Grace England for her work in the field of education. Dr. Theresa Kurk McGinley, Acting Associate Vice Chancellor of International Programs for Lone Star College was the keynote speaker. Over 200 people attended this event. NHC-AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philantrophy, and research.

Sylvia is very humbled by this award and thanks everyone who has supported over the years. Shawna Roy, Director, invites you to be a part of the Aldine Family Hope Center, 4700 Aldine Mail Rt., by becoming a member, volunteering, and/or donating. For more information, please visit the Center or call 281-449-4828 and visit Buckner’s website at www.buckner.org .