2017

Recognitions

  • January – Missouri City named Animal Shelter Lead Volunteer Valerie Tolman as the 2016 MVP of the Year. Three other Municipal Volunteer Program finalists were also recognized for their service: Kayleeya Cahee (Communications), Joy Lester (Missouri City Permit Services Representative and Animal Shelter), and Dr. Barbara Hayes (Development Services).
  • February – The Communications Department received six silver Communicator Awards of Distinction and two silver and 15 bronze Telly Awards. Communicator Awards were for the following: Online Video: Web Series—Missouri City Minute, Online Video: Animation—Kids’ Corner, Marketing/Promotion: WCA Waste Management (Community Impact Insert)—Residential/Commercial Services, Marketing/Promotion: Missouri City Police Recruitment, Marketing/Promotion: City’s Small Business Policy Banners, Marketing/Promotion: 2015 State of the City logo design. The Silver Telly’s were for the following: 3D Graphics & Animation: WCA Information Film/Video and Use of Animation: iReport See Click Fix Promo. Bronze Telly award winning videos are: Missouri City Fire & Rescue Services Medical Call, 2015 State of the City and Open Carry Film/Video.
  • February – Missouri City received a $50,000 grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation to repair Quail Valley North Park, which was damaged in an arson fire several years ago.
  • March – The Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department was awarded a Soft – Stick Equipment Grant by U.S. Lacrosse. With this grant, the department received 30 soft lacrosse sticks, 30 soft lacrosse balls and resources to get residents started with the opportunity to enjoy the sport of lacrosse.
  • March – Mayor Pro Tem Floyd Emery elected to serve as the 2017 Houston-Galveston Area Council Chairman Elect to the Community Involvement Committee.
  • April – City Manager Anthony J. Snipes was sworn in as the National Forum for Black Public Administrators First Vice President at the annual NFBPA Forum 2017.
  • April – Missouri City received a $2,500 check donation to the new 501(c)3 Parks Foundation. In 2016, the Missouri City Parks Foundation was created to facilitate recreation and special events such as the First Annual Community Night Out event, the BIG GAME Tailgate & Watch Party and MCTX FEST.
  • April – Missouri City Police Detective Terry Patrick was awarded Officer of the Year Award from the Gulf Coast Exchange Club due to his efforts in solving and identifying suspects in multiple burglary cases.
  • April – Missouri City’s Junior Tennis participants Jasmine and Jastine Escamos’ performance at the 2017 Arlington Little Mo Sectional Tennis Tournament qualified them to compete for the Little Mo Regional in Dallas.
  • May – Parks and Recreation team member James Miller received awards from the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) East Region. James was honored for his dedication to fitness and wellness, including assisting a FBISD student who was relearning to walk in time for her high school graduation.
  • May – The Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department received an award for marketing and promotion from the Texas Recreation and Parks Society – East Region.
  • May – The The Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department received an award for Advocate of the Year from Texas Recreation and Parks Society – East Region.
  • May – Missouri City was ranked as one of the 250 best towns to buy a home in Texas according to LendEDU’s newest report. Using licensed data to analyze more than 1,000 Texas towns based on a number of factors deemed important for home buyers such as income and population projections, Missouri City was ranked #71 on the list.
  • May – Municipal Court received an honorable mention award for their submission for the 2017 TMCEC-Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives Awards, which deems their program as “outstanding and innovative” by the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC). Deputy Court Clerk Melissa Tobias' outreach with FBISD's Marshall High School Criminal Justice Organization, of which she is an alumna, was highlighted as part of the recognition. Court staff were also recognized for the Community Information Center they have established in the front lobby.
  • June – Homeowners’ Association Liaison Kelly Matte received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Quail Valley East HOA Board
  • June – Missouri City was presented with the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 32nd consecutive year. This award reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.
  • June – The Communications Department received a TAMI Award for Special Publication, Population Under 85,000 for the MCTX Fest, Mother's Day Cake Decorating & Community Night Out flyer; a TAMI Award of Excellence for the Electronic Newsletter, Population Under 100,000 for the City Manager's Update and a TAMI Award of Honor for Regular Program, Population under 85,000 for Kids' Corner at the 2017 Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers Conference held in Lakeway Texas.
  • July – The Financial Services Department received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Fiscal Year (FY) 16 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.