Missouri City to salute its 60th anniversary, other successes at State of the City April 25

At 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 25, Missouri City and the Fort Bend County Chamber of Commerce will again partner to host the Show Me City’s Annual State of the City address at the premier City Centre at Quail Valley, 2880 La Quinta Dr.

This year’s event will celebrate the city’s 60th anniversary and Mayor Allen Owen will provide a presentation detailing how the city’s progressive approach to economic development, its vast diversity and its key citizen partnerships have continued to make it a leading municipality in Fort Bend County and the greater Houston region. “In 2015, Missouri City had the honor of being named a Platinum-level Scenic City by Scenic Texas, earned the Texas Municipal League Award of Excellence for our Fire and Rescue Service’s Peak Squad Program, and received a prestigious COPS Grant from the Department of Justice to hire four new police officers,” Owen said. “City council also appointed Anthony J. Snipes to serve as the city’s first African-American city manager, and he has helped lead the city in our initial steps toward updating the Comprehensive Plan.”

In the past, Owen has highlighted the city’s transition from a bedroom community to an economic stronghold in the region and shared how partnerships with local leaders, business and property owners and dedicated citizens have aided in the city’s growth. In 2015, Missouri City’s economic footprint grew as the Trammell Crow Company broke ground on the city’s newest business park, Park 8Ninety, and Houston Community College began construction of its new Missouri City location across from City Hall.

“Missouri City’s successes are the result of the many staff initiatives and citizen partnerships that have paved the way for the Show Me City to further establish itself as a major force for economic development and as one of the greater Houston area’s premier places to work, live and play,” Owen said. “I am excited to once again share our successes to the community and highlight the many area stakeholders and community leaders who have made all of it possible.”

Details about table and room reservations for the event are available at www.fortbendchamber.com. To RSVP, contact Matthew Ferraro at 281-491-0277 or Matthew@fortbendcc.org.

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