Mayor Allen Owen is Missouri City’s 10th mayor since the municipality’s incorporation in 1956. Mayor Owen and his family have lived in the City more than 36 years. He dedicates much of his time and expertise toward the development of a community where he and his wife of more than 50 years, Jane, raised their three children.
Owen was elected to the Mayoral position on May 7, 1994. Prior to that time he was a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for five years and a City Council member for eight years, including serving as mayor pro tem.
Mayor Owen earned degrees from Southern Methodist University’s Graduate School of Finance and Banking and from Stephen F. Austin State University.
He has Chaired the 14 Metro Multi-City Coalition since 1994 and during that time the alliance renegotiated its contract with Metro three times; one of which allows Missouri City to receive half of its penny sales tax back to do mobility projects instead of having to apply for funding. The Coalition elects two of the nine Metro Board Members.
Mayor Owen has also served as Chairman of the Fort Bend Mayor & Council Association since 1994. The organization meets monthly to discuss issues that impact all of their cities, regardless of size.
Mayor Owen has always been highly visible in the community that has grown to about 70,000 residents and thousands of businesses. He plays a major role in building a strong economy evidenced by Missouri City’s attraction of quality residential and commercial development.
Mayor Owen combines his position as retired senior vice president and Texas government liaison for Wells Fargo Bank of Texas with assuring he is available to hear and work with the City’s residents on their needs. He actively participates in numerous community activities, including tireless volunteer hours with the YMCA, United Way, March of Dimes, and many other organizations.
He serves on the boards of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Fort Bend Women’s Center, Fort Bend Literacy Council, and the Fort Bend Community Justice Council. Mayor Owen is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy (2014), the Drug Enforcement Administration Academy (2016) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (2017) Academy. He is also a lifetime vice president and director of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, a lifetime member of the Fort Bend Fair, past president of the Texas 4H Foundation, and president of the Asian American Family Services Center.
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