August 2, 2022

Infrastructure Check with Peck

Over the next couple of months, we will highlight some of the many key programs we are working on related to infrastructure, quality of life, and public safety. We start off this month with infrastructure:

Mayor’s Youth Council

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to apply for the 2022-2023 Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC)! The term of office is October 2022 to May 2023.

Modeled after the elected City Council, the MYC provides youth the opportunity to learn about city government, share issues of concern with city officials, and gain civic leadership skills through community service activities.

The application deadline is August 12, 2022. Applicants must be residents of Houston. To apply, go to

LiftOff Houston

Applications are now open for the Liftoff Houston Startup Business Plan Competition where three winners will each receive $10,000 in seed money to fund their dreams of entrepreneurship. Applications must be received by 2:00 PM on Friday, Aug. 19.

The competition, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is sponsored by Capital One Bank and administered by the Houston Public Library (HPL) and the Office of Business Opportunity (OBO). Since its inception, Capital One has invested more than $280,000 in startup funding to winners in three categories – Innovation, Product and Service.

To apply for Liftoff Houston, go to

Upcoming Events

End of Summer Splash at Freed Park
Mayor’s Back to School Fest
Catalytic Converter Etching
Carverdale Back to School Backpack Giveaway
Back to School Vaccinations at
Spring Branch Family Development Center
HPD Positive Interaction Program (PIP) Meetings
The Houston Police Department (HPD) offers monthly public meetings for the community to hear presentations related to HPD. It is also a great way to talk to command staff and officers who work in your local division.
Northwest PIP
3rd Tuesday of each month
7:00 PM
Long Point Faith Center
8009 Long Point Road
Houston, TX 77055
August Meeting: HPD Dive TeamNorth PIP
3rd Tuesday of each month
7:00 PM
North Police Station
9455 West Montgomery Rd.
Houston, TX 77088

North Belt PIP
3rd Thursday of each month
100 Glenborough, 10th Floor
Houston, TX 77060
Contact: Gerardo.Rangel@HoustonPolice.Org

Super Neighborhood Meetings
For more information about super neighborhoods or to find yours, visit: 
Spring Branch North
4th Monday, every odd month
6:30 PM
Spring Shadows Civic Association
10355 Centrepark Dr, Suite 220
Houston, Texas 77043Spring Branch Central 
1st Thursday of each month
6:30 PM
VFW Post 8790
1650 Foley
Houston, Texas 77055

Greater Inwood 
3rd Monday, Quarterly
7:00 PM
Meeting virtually at this time

2nd Thursday, every even month
6:15 PM
Meeting virtually at this time

Community Events from July

Highlighting some of the many community events from last month!
July 4th Events in District A
I attended the funeral for Firefighter Walter Graves Jr. He was a firefighter, police officer, and formerly in the military. He was so dedicated to serving others.
The District A Team and I visited Kids’ Meals to learn about how they feed thousands of kids every day including many in District A. So thankful for their work! Truly amazing what they are able to accomplish every day.
I spoke at a Houston-Galveston Area Council meeting to advocate for more flooding mitigation funding for the City of Houston. We have significant flooding issues that need to be addressed, and it’s unacceptable that COH stands to not get our fair share of federal funding.
Ice Pops with the Cops at SpringSpirit!