City Council members host Hurricane Harvey recovery appreciation events
City staff, community organizations and supporters who helped with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts attended appreciation brunches held in their honor throughout the City. Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam Medrano and Councilmembers Jennifer S. Gates, and Tennell Atkins held appreciation events at the three City recreation centers that served as temporary shelters for evacuees displaced by Hurricane Harvey on Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1.
“It’s a way of showing gratitude for our team of workers,” said Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Medrano, who attended the Samuell Grand Recreation Center event. “These are good people who worked tirelessly to help prepare the centers ahead of our guests arriving from Houston and the surrounding areas.”
Other events took place at the Walnut Hill Recreation Center on Thursday and Tommie Allen Recreation Center and were attended by their respective councilmembers, Councilmember Jennifer Gates and Councilmember Tennell Atkins. Councilmember Gates also presented certificates of appreciation to Parks and Recreation Staff, joined by District 13 Park Board Representative Calvert Collins-Bratton.