Saturday, April 29, 2017

Rowland Seeks Return to Prairie View City Council

Former Prairie View City Council member Brian Rowland is seeking reelection to another term on the council where he previously served in 2015.

The Prairie View City Elections is set for May 6 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall on 44480 US Business 290. For more information, visit www.prairieviewtexas.gov.

Rowland is an active and longtime resident of Prairie View and serves the citizens through numerous community affiliations to include the Prairie View Chamber of Commerce (1st Vice President); Boy Scouts Troop 1906 (Assistant Scoutmaster); Prairie View Volunteer Fire Department (Member); Texas State NAACP (Membership Chair) & Economic Development (Co-Chair); Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Epsilon Tau Lambda Chapter (former President).

Rowland states that he is seeking the position of City Councilman again because promoting economic development, improving public safety, and expanding access to government are vital to Prairie View and all its citizens.

Parts of his platform is to Promote Economic Development to create job opportunities with local businesses for our city’s residents; leverage investment & resources with the Prairie View Economic Development Corporation, and secure new revenues and grants to help lower taxes. He also wants to improve Public Safety through cleaning and beautifying our neighborhoods and addressing blighted properties; to ensure upgrades to city infrastructure- streets, water and sewer systems and to be an advocate for fairness with the criminal justice system. He believes that access to City Hall should be expanded to improve transparency, access, and communication between city hall and residents; build collaborations with Prairie View A&M University students and the Community and expand voter rights in elections locally, statewide, and nationally.

Brian holds the Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Tarleton State University, a Bachelors of Business Administration, a Masters of Community Development(MCD), Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Prairie View A&M University, and recently defended his dissertation for a PhD in Educational Leadership at Prairie View A&M University. He expects to receive the degree in May. Brian is a Registered Representative with Voya Financial, LLC and also the president of Visionary Leadership.

Rowland brings more than thirteen years of experience as an advocate for change in the city. His experienced leadership and collaborative approach will bring fresh ideas and positive solutions to the community. He will work with City Hall Staff, City Council members, and other community leaders to ensure that the city as a whole grows and that Prairie View receives its fair share of services and recognition.

Citizens our urged to go out and vote in this crucial election.

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