The Woodlands Township to swear in new board member at April 22 meeting

The Woodlands Township board of directors meets next at 6 p.m. April 22. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Woodlands Township board of directors meets next at 6 p.m. April 22. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Woodlands Township board of directors meets next at 6 p.m. April 22. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Woodlands Township board of directors voted 4-2 on April 16 to appoint Jason Nelson to serve out Brian Boniface’s unexpired, vacated term on the board; it will administer the oath of office at the April 22 board meeting, which will be held via Zoom.

Boniface left Position 2, to which he was elected in 2016 and 2018, to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves, providing relief to coronavirus-affected areas for the next six months.

Three candidates were nominated by board members at the April 16 meeting: Nelson, Walt Lisiewski and Peggy Hausman.

Nelson was nominated by Director Bob Milner and Vice Chair Bruce Rieser.

According to materials prepared for the April 16 meeting, Milner nominated Nelson, the lead pastor at Rose Hill United Methodist Church in Tomball, because of his involvement with the community, among other attributes.

"He is also an effective communicator and has proven over time to be a contributive and engaging member within a team or group," Milner said in the nomination. "He also is an independent thinker who is not shy about being the voice of contrast."

Lisiewski was nominated by board members Ann Snyder and John Anthony Brown. In her nomination, Snyder pointed out Lisiewski's work on community and governmental groups, including acting as chair of the Development Standards Committee, as well as his involvement with the Panther Creek Village Association and Municipal Utility District No. 1. Lisiewski ran for a seat on the board of directors in November 2019.

Board Chair Gordy Bunch nominated Hausman, who serves on the Montgomery County Appraisal District and has served with numerous agencies and entities in Montgomery County and The Woodlands, including the township board of directors.

The next board of directors meeting begins at 6 p.m. April 22.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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