- Audit Committee
- Booking and Blocking Committee
- Economic Development Committee
- Investment Committee
- Transportation Committee
- Task Force - Del Webb
- Task Force - One Water
- Economic Development Zone
The purpose of the Audit Committee is to assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibility of fiduciary matters by reviewing the financial information, systems and controls and the overall audit process, providing open avenues of communication between the independent auditors and the Board of Directors.
- Bob Milner
- Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs
As set forth in the Booking and Blocking Agreement between The Woodlands Waterway Hotel owner and The Woodlands Township, three representatives are required for the Booking & Blocking Committee. One person represents The Woodlands Township, and the other two positions are represented by the hotel owner and the “other hotels” in The Woodlands, collectively. The main purpose of the committee is to handle dispute resolution in booking the Convention Center.
- Nick Wolda, The Woodlands Township and Visit The Woodlands (Term Expires December 31, 2025)
- Jennifer Gavin, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center (Term Expires December 31, 2024)
- Kim Lowe, Coral Tree Management & Hospitality (December 31, 2023)
The purpose of the Ad Hoc Economic Development Committee is to develop a strategic plan regarding The Woodlands Township’s role in economic development for consideration by The Woodlands Township Board of Directors. This plan will recommend specific economic development objectives, determine appropriate funding levels for the Township’s economic development reserve account in order to meet stated objectives, and recommend projects to be funded by the economic development reserve.
The purpose of the Investment Committee is to review and make recommendations to the Board of Directors on the investment and reinvestment of the District's funds in accordance with the conditions and guidelines set forth in the District's Investment Policy.
- Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs
- Linda Nelson
- Richard Franks
- Monique Sharp, President and CEO
The purpose of the Ad Hoc Transportation Committee was to develop a transportation action plan for consideration by The Woodlands Township Board of Directors. This transportation action plan provides strategic direction for future Township involvement in local transportation issues, initiatives and committees.
On May 25, 2016, in response to concerns raised by Township residents, the Township Board of Directors directed the development of a task force for the purpose of getting interested parties and agencies together to discuss and resolve concerns related to the Del Webb development project. The primary concern expressed by Township residents who live adjacent to the development is drainage/water runoff problems created by the new development work. The Del Webb project has a master drainage plan for the site and is located outside of the boundaries of the Township.
The Township does not have authority over drainage issues within the community or authority over properties outside of the Township. The purpose of the Task Force is to provide oversight for this process and establish a communication process for the duration of the project.
Note: The One Water Task Force was dissolved effective December 31, 2021, at the conclusion of its last Board-approved term.
This page provides information on The Woodlands Township's One Water Task Force, which began as the Storm Drainage Task Force.
On June 22, 2016, in response to concerns raised by Township residents during significant weather events, the Township Board of Directors directed the development of a task force to provide an opportunity to facilitate discussion of community drainage concerns and to discuss how to improve the performance of the storm drainage systems that serve properties in The Woodlands Township.
The initial focus of this task force was to work cooperatively with all organizations that have a role in the planning, development, management and maintenance of drainage systems within the Township boundaries to:
- Focus on ways to improve the short term and long term performance of existing drainage systems, and
- Seek to assure that drainage systems in growth areas adjacent to The Woodlands will not negatively impact property located within The Woodlands Township boundaries.
In October 2020, the Task Force’s focus was expanded to include all matters related to water, including groundwater and subsidence. To reflect this change, the Task Force name was changed to “One Water Task Force”.
The Township does not have direct responsibility or authority over drainage or groundwater systems within the community; however the Township is committed to helping to find solutions to community issues. There is no single agency that has responsibility for planning, managing and maintaining all of the drainage systems in The Woodlands. The statutory authority including funding for drainage systems in The Woodlands is vested primarily in the Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs), the County governments and the San Jacinto River Authority.
The Economic Development Zone (EDZ) is a political subdivision of the State, separate from The Woodlands Township, with a separate governing body appointed by The Woodlands Township. The Zone possesses the same power and authority as the Township to assess a tax, either ad valorem or a sales and use tax, and utilize such tax to promote the initial development or substantial redevelopment of an area if the Board finds that the creation of the Zone furthers the public purpose of:
(1) the development and diversification of the economy of the Township and the State;
(2) the elimination of unemployment or underemployment in the Township and the State;
(3) the development or expansion of transportation or commerce in the Township and the State; or,
(4) the promotion and stimulation of business, commercial, and economic activity in the Township and the State.