Brian Boniface, two-term director on The Woodlands Township, announced at the April 9 township meeting that he would be stepping down from his position effective immediately.

Boniface said he was recently called into action by the U.S. Army Reserves to provide aide to areas affected by the coronavirus for the next six months.

"While this is a challenging time for our community and nation as a whole, the township board needs to be fully staffed to handle the upcoming challenges," Boniface said. "It's been an honor and privilege to serve what I consider the greatest community in the world."

According to Boniface's biography on The Woodlands Township website, Boniface serves as a captain in in the U.S. Army Reserves as a logistics officer. Boniface also works full-time as an operating room nurse at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, per the biography.

Chairman Gordy Bunch thanked Boniface for his time on the township board, for serving the nation and helping the community as a nurse.

"You are pulling double duty for the hero award, " Bunch said. "We know your family will miss you, and we will miss you as well. I can't thank you enough for the time and commitment you've provided to our community and our country."

Boniface was elected to serve as Position 2 on the board in November 2016, and he was re-elected in 2018. His term was set to expire this November, per the township website.

Correction: The original version of this article incorrectly stated Brian Boniface worked at HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe. He has been working as an operating room nurse at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital since November 2019.