For Immediate Release January 30, 2013 – (HOUSTON, TX)
Business and community leader Dwight Boykins officially resigned from his position on the Oversight Committee of Rebuild Houston today. The resignation comes after a long tenure helping to oversee the improvement and renewal of some of Houston’s most vital infrastructure. “I’m very grateful for my time on the [Oversight] Committee,” said Boykins. “The lessons I’ve learned and experience I’ve gained from my time on the Committee will be an invaluable asset that I will always carry with me going forward.” ReBuild Houston is a direct result of City of Houston voters approving Proposition 1 on November 2nd, 2010. The proposition directed the City’s Charter to be amended to provide for the enhancement, improvement, and ongoing renewal of the city’s drainage and streets by creating a dedicated fund aimed at avoiding incurring new debt. As a member of the Oversight Committee for more than two years, Boykins helped advise the City on project priorities and performance, as well as helped to create a forum to keep the community informed on these priorities. “I’ve been able to gain an in-depth insight into the city’s infrastructure development and have a much better understanding of the need for continued infrastructure development in this city. While I am resigning from the Committee, I will always be a fervent supporter of the work both ReBuild Houston and the Oversight Committee continue to do for the betterment of our great city.