Longtime resident of The Woodlands Chris Grice recently announced his candidacy for The Woodlands Township Board of Directors.
Grice’s official paperwork was received in The Woodlands Township offices July 25, and his designated Campaign Treasurer, local resident and business owner Mike Karlins, CPA, filed paperwork on August 15. This filing allows Grice to begin raising campaign funds.
He will be running against current Chairman of The Woodlands Township Board of Directors Ed Robb who currently serves in position 4.
Grice has an impressive record of public service and community involvement.
He has served as Director of Montgomery County Hospital District since 2014, and serves as current Chairman of the Memorial Hermann – Woodlands Hospital Advisory Board. He is past Chairman of The Woodlands Economic Development Partnership and a former Director (Treasurer) of Lone Star Family Health Center, Montgomery County.
In addition, Grice has been actively involved in Rotary Club for over 12 years and is a former Director on the Harris County MUD 387 Board. Currently a Senior Vice President at Amegy Bank of Texas, Grice has served as a Team Leader Private Banking managing Northwest Harris County and Montgomery County since 2005.
He has an extensive banking background, working in the industry since 1979 as an advocate for both individuals and the business community for designing, promoting and accomplishing sound financial goals. Grice promises to bring this extensive banking experience to The Township Board with a commitment to full accountability and fiscal responsibility.
Grice explains his position stating, “It’s time for the residents and the business community to be equally represented on The Township Board in maintaining the high quality of life we all enjoy here in The Woodlands and responsibly planning for the future, including incorporation. I am in favor of incorporation but don’t think the township should “rush” into a course of action without a thorough understanding of all costs and the complete financial impact to Woodlands’ residents and businesses. I don’t think there is a big hurry on it. We need to study it and understand the financial and regulatory implications. I want to make sure we thoroughly investigate incorporation and are confident it is the right thing for all our residents. We have an excellent form of government that’s working for us now. Let’s ensure we are making the right decision at the right time.”
Grice and his wife Gay have lived in The Woodlands for over 12 years, serving in numerous civic roles and on many boards. Chris and Gay are active with their extended family of five children and three grandchildren and attend The Woodlands United Methodist Church.