Tara Powdrill Crain joined the City of Missouri City in 2022 and currently serves as the Director of Communications, bringing 12 years experience in marketing, communications and branding.
Born and raised in Longview, Texas, Tara has strong East Texas roots. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Public Relations, where she also served as Editor-in-Chief of The Pine Log newspaper.
Before moving into her role with the City of Missouri City, Tara served as the Director of Marketing & Communications at the Center for Child Protection, a nonprofit organization in Austin. Through her creative and strategic work at the Center, she was able to help grow child abuse awareness throughout the city and help increase annual revenue year after year.
Tara's career has also given her experience within the healthcare industry and public relations agency settings in East Texas, Austin, Houston and New York. Throughout her career, Tara has developed strategic communications plans for cause-related campaigns, product launches, events, fundraising and new initiatives. When not at work, Tara enjoys playing and watching various sports, listening to all of the podcasts, eating queso and spending time with her husband, Lee, and their dog, Max.