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The Woodlands Township Incorporation Planning Study

Welcome to the Township's Incorporation Planning Study Web Page 

The Woodlands Township is currently conducting an Incorporation Planning Study to allow the Township Board and community to engage in dialogue related to the future governance of The Woodlands, and to determine if the Township will incorporate as a city in the future. On this site, you will be able to learn about and participate in the Township's ongoing study. 

  1. Meetings

The Woodlands Township Board of Directors holds incorporation planning meetings on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Meetings are free and open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. During these meetings, consultants share reports and updates on the study. There is also a time for public comment.

View meeting schedule

View current agendas 

Watch videos of previous meetings 

Watch live when meetings are in progress 

  1. Reports and Presentations

View reports and presentations from the planning meetings through the links below.


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  1. Get Involved

The next incorporation planning session will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 6 p.m. The meeting will follow the regular board meeting,scheduled for 4 p.m. 

Send us your questions/comments! 



  1. Public Forum Information

The first public forum for the study was held on September 25, 2018, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott with approximately 400 people in attendance. The Township will hold another public forum in the spring of 2019. Information will be posted here when it becomes available.