MEET YOLANDA FORD
Urban planner and land development professional, Yolanda Ford, has declared her candidacy for the Missouri City City Council – District A seat.
“It is time for better growth and experienced leadership that can identify with District A’s constituents. Our community, currently being represented by an all male council, should be represented by both men and women.”
“For the first time in many years, voters can elect a community leader that is experienced and educated in community development, city policy and who will actively advocate for improved quality of life for District A’s residents.”
Ford has been a resident of Missouri City for 35 years. Her professional experience includes more than 14 years of working in community development, urban planning, architecture, construction, government contract management and city policy for municipalities and nonprofit entities. She has a master of architecture degree and she is currently a land development specialist for a local nonprofit where she focuses on land acquisition, construction management and government contract procurement.
Ford states that District A needs a candidate who understands beneficial development that will increase property values and improve the quality of life for all residents. She stated she wants to focus on economic development, engaging residents and building relationships with school districts which she believes will assist in encouraging involvement and developing a family oriented community. Ford wants voters to know she is the strong, energetic leader with knowledge that is needed to make District A the community residents expect and deserve. She states more than half of our residents are of female gender, but currently there are no women on council. Ford says a city should have representation from both men and women alike.
Ford has experience and various excellent working relationships with professionals in transit authorities, metropolitan planning organizations, departments of transportation, utility companies, developers, contractors, city officials, city staff, neighborhood associations and other entities that are essential to getting issues with sidewalks, streets and neighborhoods resolved quickly. Since she was once a former city planner for the City of Missouri City, her understanding of Missouri City policy, planning and economic development will be essential in reviving Texas Parkway, working with TX DOT to alter some of the newly implemented road improvements along Texas Parkway and bringing in better development for District A.
“The economic development I want to bring into District A is substantial. My development plan will take a methodological approach and seek residents for their input and ideas. It will improve residential neighborhoods, grow Highway 90A, create jobs, businesses and retail locations along District A’s major corridors so that District A is a safe, vivacious community for everyone to enjoy. No longer will residents need to drive into another city to shop for basic necessities.”
Ford has listed her phone number for any voter in District A and Missouri City to call her. She would like to hear from voters and welcomes any questions, comments and ideas.
“It is never too early to start learning about your candidates,” states Ford. “And using that knowledge to vote is the most powerful way for citizens to be heard and make their community a better place to live.”
The runoff election will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
“According to the Fort Bend County “Voter Registration Directory Report” dated Friday, May 3, 2013 @ 11:49 a.m. there are more than 334,845 registered voters in Fort Bend County. However, only 2,813 of the more than 334,845 registered voters have taken the time to even show up to participate in the election taking place in Fort Bend County. Below we’re providing you with a breakdown of the “Early Voter Turnout” for the first week of the 2013 General Election in Fort Bend County.” – Aubrey R. Taylor, Publisher
THIS IS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS WHO SHOWED UP DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN FORT BEND COUNTY
This is the total number of voters who voted in the 2013 General Election in Fort Bend County during the first week of the early voting period. These numbers below reflect the total number of early voters from Monday, April 29, 2013 through Saturday, May 4, 2013. For complete early voting numbers click this link to visit the Fort Bend County website.