Directors Award $153,527.78
More local students will have the tools necessary to learn and compete, teachers will have much needed classroom materials, police officers will get new video cameras for their patrol units, and visitors to the Piney Woods VFW won’t have to dodge dangerous potholes thanks to support from the Board of Directors of the East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID) and its Community Development Grant program.
McCrady Elected Western Region Director of Southern Economic Development Council
Frank McCrady, the President and CEO of the East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID), will lend a strong voice for economic leadership to Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas as the newly elected Western Region Director of the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America. The SEDC is comprised of 17 states in the southern United States and the District of Columbia. The directors representing each of the aforementioned states elected McCrady, who is the Texas director, at the organization's Fall Board Planning Retreat held at the Magnolia Hotel in Dallas November 1 – 3 in Dallas, TX.
Directors Visit Senior Center
The Board of Directors helped kick off the name change of the Friendship Center to the East Montgomery County Senior Center Tuesday, September 1. The Center arranged a sock hop, ice cream bar, prize wheel and photo booth, which were a hit with the crowd of folks in the hall, mostly from East Montgomery County but with some visitors from Conroe and The Woodlands.
$120,000+ in Grants Approved
The Board of Directors of the East Montgomery County Improvement District approved funding nine requests for Community Development Grants (CDG) totaling $123,572.50 at its May 14 meeting. Grants are funded twice a year to governmental entities, non-profit corporations and other organizations for projects that improve the quality of life for residents in East Montgomery County.
Merit Scholarships Awarded
The East Montgomery County Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit subsidiary of the East Montgomery County Improvement District, selected six college students from East Montgomery County to receive its first $500 merit scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded each spring to up to 20 college students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and service, and financial need.
The Insider Newsletter
The Insider is a quarterly newsletter published by the East Montgomery County Improvement District and mailed to residents within EMCID's boundaries. It contains information and articles about various businesses opening in the District, community grant awards, and tidbits about EMCID, its Board of Directors and staff members. We hope you find it informational and helpful.
Roman Forest PD Recognizes EMCID
The East Montgomery County Improvement District was presented with an award Monday, March 16 at the Roman Forest Police Department's Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner. President/CEO Frank McCrady accepted on behalf of the Board of Directors the award for EMCID's continued support of the department through grant funding.
In an effort to keep the communities in East Montgomery County informed about various business developments and community and educational programs available, the Board of Directors of the East Montgomery County Improvement District will host monthly meetings, beginning March 17, that will include a short presentation and a time for questions and answers.
EMCID Honors Local Officers
The East Montgomery County Improvement District turned its attention to the "men and women in blue" at the 2015 Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner held Monday, February 23. Officers from area police departments, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and Constable's Office were recognized for their outstanding achievements. Maurice "Termite" Watkins, a former boxer-turned-motivational speaker, inspired the crowd of nearly 200 at the EMCID Complex.
Safe Shopper Program Results
The Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable's Office made 45 felony arrests and 78 misdemeanor arrests, for a total of 123 between October 15, 2014 and January 15, 2015. The effort, called the Safe Shopper Program, aimed at reducing shoplifting in several high-traffic areas during the Christmas holiday shopping season.