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.
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