Speaker series to feature Commissioner Jack Morman

By Mary Alys Cherry

Harris County Commissioner Jack Morman will discuss the Present Status of Precinct 2 Thursday, Jan. 10, in the University of Houston-Clear Lake Bayou Building Garden Room from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

His talk is another in the Visions in Our Midst Distinguished Speaker Series hosted by the Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs.

Morman became Harris County Precinct 2 commissioner on Jan. 1, 2011, after winning a historic election.

CLASP is an outreach initiative of the University of Houston-Clear Lake and was developed to provide education and intellectual challenge to our community, UHCL Coordinator Mindi Funderburg explains. “We offer a daytime speaker series in partnership with Freeman Branch Library and the Melvin Knapp Center in Pearland, and an evening speaker series that is held at UH-Clear Lake. Community friends of all ages are invited to enjoy the challenge of learning about new and varied subjects.”

Sharon and Gordon Christman, Roemehl and John Dewey, Ron Lohec and Jim O’Malley serve as program moderators.

Marilyn Lunney serves as volunteer chairman of the Distinguished Speaker Series.  All programs are free and open to the public and free parking is available in the Visitors Lot. For special accommodations, or more information, call 281-283-2021.

Morman represents a million residents in the east and northeast Harris County and also serves as a Harris County representative on the Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors.

Precinct Two’s operations include more than 370 employees operating 49 parks, 9 community centers, over 1,000 miles of county roads, and the Lynchburg Ferry and Washburn Tunnel.

The Deer Park native’s top priority, he says, is promoting economic growth in East Harris County by improving the infrastructure in Precinct 2 and developing a business friendly environment throughout county government.

He is a graduate of Baylor University and Baylor University Law School and was recently in the private practice of law before winning the commissioner’s job.

The commissioner and his wife, Andi, graduated from Deer Park High and have two young children, daughter, Jordan, and son, Trey.

For additional information, call Funderburg at 281-283-2041.

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