The Speaker Series will resume in September 2022. We look forward to you joining us then.
TownshipFuture has a TownshipFuture Speaker Series, a monthly series of interesting and informative speakers focused on The Woodlands. The series kicked off on May 4, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. with a ZOOM presentation on “The History of The Woodlands” featuring Loren G. Steffy, author of the recent biography of George P. Mitchell, founder of The Woodlands and Joel Deretchin, who played a crucial role in the creation of The Woodlands as an employee of The Woodlands Development Company.
Participants can register for the online events via Eventbrite, just click on the button next to the event you’d like to attend in the list below and attend at no cost via ZOOM. Registrants will be emailed a link to the ZOOM meeting on the day of the presentation. Each meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and questions will end at 7:45. The waiting room will open at 6:45 p.m.
The following Presentations will take place on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00-7:45 p.m. . No presentation will be held on Election Day, November 2, 2021.
|May 4, 2021||The History of The Woodlands||Loren G. Steffy, author of the recent biography of George Mitchell, founder of The Woodlands, will discuss Mr. Mitchell and the development of a modern-day “planned community.”||Loren G. Steffy, author of the recent biography of George Mitchell|
|June 1, 2021||The Woodlands Township Governmental Structure: A Success Story||Focus on The Township and its unique current governmental structure providing municipal services. Will also cover national awards won as well as a very brief description of the historical governmental structures.||Walter Cooke||VIEW NOW!|
|July 6, 2021||The Role of Businesses in The Woodlands Township||Business leaders will provide an overview of the importance of businesses to The Woodlands Township and their role in the success of the community.||J.J. Hollie, Chairman of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce|
Gil Staley, Chairman of the Economic Development Partnership (EDP)
|August 3, 2021||The Role of Healthcare in The Woodlands Township||A look at the sizable healthcare industry in The Woodlands Township including private healthcare providers, governmental providers and providers to uninsured patients.||Justin Kendrick, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands|
Trent Fulin, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Houston Methodist The Woodlands
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|September 7, 2021||The Role of Education in The Woodlands Township||A look at the role of quality education plays in the success of The Woodlands from the perspective of both public and private educators and a brief discussion of the origins of quality education in The Woodlands Township.||Dr. Curtis Null, Superintendent of Schools, Conroe Independent School District|
Matthew Samford, M.A., LPC, Director of Advising and Counseling, Lone Star College- Montgomery
|October, 5, 2021||The Role of Non-Profits in The Woodlands Township||The concept that non-profits are important, established from the inception of The Woodlands, carries forth today to benefit our community in many areas affecting the quality of life in The Woodlands.||TBD||REGISTER NOW!|
|November 2, 2021||No Presentation– Election Day||ELECTION DAY||—|
|December 7, 2021||Law Enforcement in The Woodlands Township||Overview of the role of law enforcement and its unique relationship with The Woodlands Township.||TBD||REGISTER NOW!|
|January 4, 2022||State of the Township||An update on critical issues and events of the past year, and a look ahead.||TBD||Coming Soon!|