West Houston Association
Place Category: Business and Management Districts
The West Houston Association has a 37 year history of bringing new ideas to Greater West Houston in infrastructure, public policies and planning. We are a 501c4 nonprofit organization that aims to create a better living and working environment for the 1.6 million residents and 600,000 employees in Greater West Houston. We are property owners, major employers, and related community interests combined to advocate for improved mobility, better infrastructure, and a sustainable quality of living environment for the region.
In 1979, the Association was established to collectively address the problems and potentials associated with a rapidly growing area with major employment and residential growth virtually assured for the next ten years. It was a unique attempt by Houston’s major land developers, financial interests, and large corporations to bring order and rational planning to the rapidly developing suburban areas on the west side of the City of Houston.
The original coverage area was bounded by Kirkwood Road on the east, Westheimer on the south, the town of Katy on the west, and FM 529 on the north. Over the years, our service area has expanded to include over 100,000 acres of the fastest growing and most environmentally sensitive part of the metropolitan Houston.
We strive to bring new ideas to Greater West Houston to continuously improve quality of life. The West Houston Association’s strategies include:
- Leveraging Public/Private Partnerships
- Identifying & Facilitating Funding for Infrastructure Needs
- Accessing Elected Officials to Promote Favorable Public Policy
- Advocating Long-Range Regional Planning
- Promoting Economic Development
- Advocating Responsible Environmental Policy
- Supporting Educational Excellence