On December 9, 2008, Council Member Ronald C. Green will host a reception and present a proclamation to Mr. Quentin Mease in honor of his 100th birthday. The Reception will begin at 12:30 p.m. at City Hall Annex, 1st Floor followed by the City Hall presentation at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Mease graduated from West High School in 1924 and Des Moines University in 1928.During the same period Mr. Mease went from Crocker Branch YMCA volunteer to nineteen-year-old executive director in 1927. In 1942 Mr. Mease was inducted into the United States Army Air Corps. where he rose from the rank of enlisted man to Captain while serving in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. After earning a Masters degree in social work administration in 1948 from George Williams College in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Mease accepted the position of executive director of the Bagby Street YMCA in Houston, Texas. Mr. Mease has served on over thirty non-profit boards in Des Moines, Chicago and Houston and raised an estimated $270 million dollars. Mr. Mease was founder and chairman for nineteen years of the Harris County Hospital District and chaired the Harris County Hospital Foundation.
Mr. Quentin is Emeritus Member of the Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Medical Center. The naming of Houston’s Quentin R. Mease Community is one of many honors garnered by Mease’s community work.
The City of Houston salutes Quentin Mease on this auspicious occasion, and extends best wishes for continued success.