Have you heard the news? Lori Klein Quinn stepped into her new role as the mayor of Tomball during the May 16th City Council meeting!
Get to know Tomball Mayor Lori Klein Quinn:
The following information is presented by the Houston Chronicle.
Klein Quinn served on Tomball City Council for eight years before resigning earlier this year to run for mayor against incumbent Gretchen Fagan, who has been mayor since 2007.
A Tomball native, Klein Quinn is descended from families whose influences are reflected in the names of local schools and streets.
“We’re part of the family that came over in the 1800s to the Spring area,” Klein Quinn said. “Then in the 1930s, my grandfather and one brother George came to Tomball and started businesses in Tomball to help support the growth of Tomball.
“So, this is my home.”
In addition to city council, Klein Quinn has been involved in the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum, and was a founding member of the Lone Star College Foundation.
“My background is service. That’s also my heritage, is service. So, I look for different ways to serve,” she said.
Klein Quinn, a CPA, and certified financial planner was the owner of Klein Wealth Management and recently retired after selling her business.
Lori Klein Quinn’s vision for the community:
With the rapid growth and development Tomball is experiencing, Klein Quinn said she was concerned about the direction in which the town was moving.
“We don’t want development to change our vision of this small town and…we want that to fit into our vision. …We need to make sure the development of this town goes in the direction that we want it to go,” she said. “There’s only 13 square miles in the city limits.”
Klein Quinn wants the city to revisit its future land use map to decide whether zoning classifications for certain areas should be updated.
“Tomball’s changed a lot since ‘09, ’07, ‘06 when all of that was decided. …It’s looking at the future land use map to see if any of that needs to be changed and make sure that what we have zoned is correct now. There have been a lot of changes and so when citizens and businesses come in, they are looking at that future land use map as to what they can develop or where they want to live. That needs to be relooked at again to see if we need to make any changes and tweaks so everybody understands exactly what’s going on. I think it’ll be easier for developers too.”
She also wants the city to explore ways of funding necessary infrastructure as new subdivisions come online and more development occurs.
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Congratulations to Lori Klein Quinn; we look forward to the positive impacts you will make to the community!
SOURCE: HOUSTON CHRONICLE