Two new members were appointed to the Community and Economic Development Committee (CEDC) by City Council recently. Friendswood residents Lorrie Foreman and Jennifer Whitley attended their first meeting on the committee July 12.
Foreman has 35 years of experience in construction management in large construction projects. Her company, Venturi Outcomes, started in 2009 and helps non-profit organizations achieve success with unique projects. Past work includes the Houston Ballet, Lakewood Church and the Houston Zoo.
Foreman is also active in the Greater Houston Partnership, US Vets where she serves as a board member and KBC Entrepreneurial Center.
Whitley has experience in business development, working for Blasingame Whitley Attorneys at Law and Century 21 Paramount realty.
She is an active member of the Economic Alliance of the Port of Houston, serving on the business Development and Quality of Life committees.
Committee members serve three year terms.
“We are very excited to welcome Lorrie and Jennifer to CEDC. They bring much experience to our group and will both be an asset as members,” Karen Capps, Economic Coordinator, said.
Also in membership news, Gary Kay was reappointed to the CEDC committee and Chairman Pauline Moore and Vice Chair Marcus Perry were also re-elected to serve.
Duties of the committee include encouraging commercial and industrial development which are compatible with the image of Friendswood, providing Council with codes, ordinances, policies and procedures, and conducting surveys of citizens and businesses regarding economic development.
CEDC meets the first Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at Friendswood City Hall at 910 S. Friendswood Drive.
Story by Karolyn Gephart