City of Houston Neighborhood Director is Out

Only a few months after being appointed as the new Director of the City of Houston’s Department of Neighborhoods, Catherine Flowers has resigned according to several sources.

This morning, Mayor Annise Parker sent a memo to council members and staff about the appointment of an Interim Director

 Her bio was still on the city’s website as of 10:40 this morning.  According to the official bio, Flowers has “more than 20 years of successful nonprofit, public service, corporate and self-employment experience.  She has worked closely with community leaders, non-profits, elected officials, city agencies, churches and small businesses to lead projects and deliver services to communities in need. Prior to her appointment as the Director of the Department of Neighborhoods, she ran a Houston-based project management and technical assistance agency.  In 2007, she worked at Capital One Bank as the Vice President of Community Development Banking, focused on economic and community development in the Houston, Port Arthur and Beaumont areas.  During her tenure there, she helped increase the bank’s lending portfolio and improve overall bank relationships.  She also created economic development programs for small businesses, churches, community development corps and nonprofits.”

No other details are available at this time.

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