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District Profile

Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 86 of Harris County, Texas was created effective March 21, 1974, by an Order of the Texas Water Commission presently known as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (the “Commission”). Pursuant to the provisions of Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code, the District is empowered to purchase, operate and maintain all facilities, plants, and improvements necessary to provide water, sanitary sewer service, storm sewer drainage, irrigation, solid waste collection and disposal, including recycling, and to construct parks and recreational facilities for the residents of the District. The District is also empowered to contract for or employ its own peace officers with powers to make arrests and to establish, operate and maintain a fire department to perform all fire-fighting activities within the District. The Board of Directors held its first meeting on April 23, 1974, and the first bonds were sold August 19, 1986.

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Board Members

The District is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of five (5) Board members elected by the registered voters of the District, who manage and supervise all affairs of the District. Board members must either own property within the District or be a registered voter within the District. Each Board member is elected to serve a staggered four (4) year term. The District’s current Board members are as follows:

  • Betty L. Grugan (Ross), President, Term Expires: May 2026
  • Deidre M. Reed, Vice-President, Term Expires: May 2026
  • Patricia Smith, Secretary/ Treasurer, Term Expires: May 2026
  • Connie L. Cole, Asst. Secretary/ Treasurer, Term Expires: May 2024
  • James J. McCormick, Director, Term Expires: May 2024




Bacon, Wallace & Philbin, LLP
6363 Woodway, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77057

Attorney: John R. Wallace
Legal Secretary: Connie Wenske
Phone: (713) 739-1060


Municipal District Services, LLC
406 W Grand Parkway S, Suite 260
Katy, TX 77494

Contact: Calvin Browne
Phone: (281) 290-6503


Myrtle Cruz, Inc.
3401 Louisiana Street, Suite 400
Houston, Tx 77002

Contact: Lori Buckner
Phone: (713) 759-1368

Financial Advisor

The GMS Group, LLC
5075 Westheimer, Suite 1175
Houston, TX 77056

Contact: John F. Howell, Jr.
Phone: (713) 622-7620


R.G. Engineers, Inc.
16340 Park Ten Place, Suite 350
Houston, TX 77084

Contact: Jack Miller, P.E.
Phone: (713) 461-9600

Tax Assessor/Collector

Utility Tax Service, LLC
11500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 150
Houston, TX 77092

Contact: JoAnn Ramos
Phone: (713) 688-3855


McCall Gibson Swedlund Barfoot PLLC
13100 Wortham Center Drive, Suite 235
Houston, TX 77065

Contact: Brian Toldan
Phone: (713) 462-0341

General Manager

Systems Project Management, LLC
P.O. Box 17482
Sugar Land, TX 77496
Contact: Gary Syzek
Phone: (832) 771-6366

Web Design/ Communication

Infinity Services, LLC
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Suite H120-330
Katy, TX. 77494
Contact: Allen DeJonge
Phone: (573) 268-9577


Today’s Integration, Inc.
18045 W. Little York Road, Suite 19
Katy, TX 77449

Contact: Howard Manson
Phone: (281) 931-3131