HOUSTON, October 4, 2011 – Mayor Parker and the Houston City Council officially recognized the Lazybrook/Timbergrove Super Neighborhood Council. They successfully completed all the preliminary steps, which include gathering diverse stakeholder representation, creating an organizational structure and drafting by-laws. There are 57 recognized super neighborhood councils.
“With the creation of the first Lazybrook/Timbergrove Super Neighborhood Council, the hard work of numerous stakeholder representatives has paid off,” said Bill Morfey, president of the Super Neighborhood. “The stakeholders within the greater Lazybrook/Timbergove area are excited to employ the council framework to advance their common interests and tackle their common problems.”
At the recognition ceremony, the council was introduced to their city liaison. The liaison helps the council with their super neighborhood action plan, which identifies and prioritizes improvement projects, and helps the council shepherd priority projects through the appropriate city processes. Lazybrook/Timbergrove’s liaison is Ruben Vela in the Citizens Assistance Office.
“We appreciate the effort and talent the city of Houston supplied Lazybrook Civic Club to help in the organization of our Lazybrook/Timbergrove super neighborhood council to bring our combined neighborhood’s ideas to the city,” said Shane Davis, president of the Lazybrook Civic Club.
Lazybrook and Timbergrove are deed-restricted subdivisions located along the wooded banks of White Oak Bayou in the near northwest quadrant of the city. The Lazybrook/Timbergrove super neighborhood offer close-in housing in attractive settings. The area also includes the Brookhollow Business Park located along both sides of Loop 610 North and west toward Highway 290.
Super neighborhoods offer a great way for neighborhoods to implement projects and plan for the future of their area. For more information about the Super Neighborhood Initiative, call the Planning and Development Department at (713) 837-7701 or go to www.houstonplanning.com.