W. A. “Andy” Meyers
County Commissioner Pct. 3
A Conservative Republican Leader Working For You
Voted “Best Elected Official in County” 2002, 2003, 2004, & 2005
LOWER TAXES AND CONTROLING GROWTH OF GOVERNMENT
- Advocated for tax reduction each year in office, tax rate reduced 12¢ (19%) saving county taxpayers $40 million per year.
- Liaison to state legislature for Fort Bend County Commissioners Court working with state legislators to control and reduce unfunded mandates on counties, which increase local taxes, and to reduce county property taxes.
- Initiated Petition for Property Tax Relief & walked door-to-door getting signatures.
- As Chairman of Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments (H-GAC) proposed and Chaired H-GAC Legislative Committee; worked to reduce local taxes, and advocated for more of our federal and state taxes coming back to our region.
- Founding Director and Vice Chairman of H-GAC Energy Purchasing Corporation, which purchases electricity at volume-discount prices for local governments saving area taxpayers millions of dollars annually.
- As Director and Vice Chairman of Conference of Urban Counties (CUC) helped found TechShare, which acquires common software through co-op purchases for counties saving millions in taxpayer dollars.
- Led reorganization of county departments for greater efficiency and cost savings.
- Proposed first-ever successful mobility propositions in Fort Bend, overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2000, which included two toll roads and 46 mobility projects totaling $230 million, and now significantly improving mobility and safety.
- Proposed recreation of the County Mobility Planning Committee, which recommended 42 mobility projects totaling $156 million and overwhelmingly approved by voters in May, 2007.
- As Chairman of HGAC proposed cooperative effort by area counties to build the Grand Parkway years sooner than proposed by TxDOT.
IMPROVED SAFETY AND SECURITY
- Created two Emergency Service Districts in Fort Bend County to provide faster emergency service to Precinct 3.
- Responsible for installation of the first traffic signals the county has ever installed to improve safety and control traffic.
- Worked with Sheriff to put more patrol on the street funded with federal grants.
- As Chairman of H-GAC led regional efforts to solve the critical shortage of trauma care facilities.
FLOOD CONTROL, SURFACE WATER SUPPLY, REDUCING SUBSIDENCE
- As Chairman of H-GAC led efforts to address, on a region-wide basis, our flood control, surface water supply and subsidence challenges.
QUALITY OF LIFE
- Built Sugar Land Branch & Cinco Ranch Branch Libraries.
- Kept Mamie George Branch Library open when others were trying to close it.
- Secured internet filters on county library computers for minors to maintain a family-friendly atmosphere and non-hostile work environment.
- Secured donation of land and approval to construct prototype County Precinct Complex in Katy –Fulshear-Pecan Grove area, which will house all major county services and improved access to county services in Sugar Land.
- Forged public/private partnership to successfully secure state grant for hiking/biking trails and park utilizing cash and land donations by private sector.
- Improved Harlem Road Park.
- Working with area officials to re-route freight trains to unpopulated areas to improve safety and allow for possible commuter rail in area.
- Co-founded Fort Bend A.L.E.R.T. (Abstinence Leadership Education and Resources for Teens) to assist our young people in making the best decisions for their life.
- Founding Director and Vice Chair of Corporation for Regional Excellence with mission to improve quality of life for residents of the region.
- Married to Janet since January, 1967, three children, grandson & granddaughter.
- Resident of Fort Bend County (Sugar Creek Subdivision in Sugar Land) since 1976.
- Active participant in community charities, service organizations and church ministries for over 29 years.
- Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Ordained Deacon
- BS in Industrial Technology, minor Engineering (LSU)
- MBA with major in Finance and Economics (LSU)
- Licensed Certified Public Accountant
- Licensed Real Estate Broker
- Held Series 7 Securities Dealers License
- Elected County Commissioner for Fort Bend County in 1996 in first run for office.
- Re-elected County Commissioner in 2000 and 2004
- Twenty seven years as administrative and financial executive for Fortune 500 Companies, oil and gas and commercial real estate developer, cost control consultant.
- Selected “Best Elected Official” in Fort Bend County for 2002, ‘03, ’04, & ‘05 by residents in county newspaper poll.
- Received Christian Coalition’s “Servant Heart” Award for outstanding service to the community.
- Elected Chairman of Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) by peers.
- Elected Vice Chairman of Conference of Urban Counties (CUC) by peers.
- Recognized expert on budgeting, cost control, finance and investments.