SUGAR LAND, TX - Amy Mitchell recently announced that she is seeking re-election to Sugar Land City Council in the May 9, 2015 General Election. Ms. Mitchell is currently serving her second term on City Council representing District 3. She is a 20-year resident of Sugar Land and a well-known attorney, long recognized for her dedication to community service.
During her tenure on City Council, Ms. Mitchell served on several City of Sugar Land committees including: the Finance Committee, the Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Compensation Committee and the Economic Development Committee. Her responsibilities on these committees included effectuating a financial policy for the city of Sugar Land, helping to develop and decide on legislative policies and initiatives, ensuring that public safety personnel were adequately and appropriately compensated and helping to ensure the design of Texas Instruments building and the Performing Arts Center met the high standards set by Sugar Land. Ms. Mitchell set her goal to protect the citizens of Sugar Land and was one of the strongest proponents of making EMS services a part of what Sugar Land now offers its citizens. During her tenure on City Council, Constellation Field, Texas Instruments, the Sugar Land Fire Station 7 opened, the Sugar Land EMS program began, numerous medical facilities were built and/or expanded including Memorial Hermann Sugar Land and Methodist Hospital, and participated in helping to make the University of Houston Campus another major campus.
Ms. Mitchell also represented residents of District 3 at numerous official city functions, from the grand openings of Sugar Land Fire Station 7 and Constellation Field, the ground breaking for the Ace Performing Arts Center and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, and numerous regional chamber and infrastructure events. Ms. Mitchell was also honored to participate in a wide range of community events including emceeing the Annual Dragon Boat Races and the Aga Khan Partnership Walk and Golf Tournaments.
As a community leader, Ms. Mitchell remains active with a number of community organizations including, the Sugar Land Exchange Club (past President and Board Member), Sugar Land Citizens Police Academy, Sugar Land Citizens Fire Academy, Sugar Land 101, and Sugar Land Rotary. Ms. Mitchell is an active member of both the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance and serves on the Advisory Board of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land. Ms. Mitchell remains a strong advocate for the many educational institutions in Fort Bend. Recently, Ms. Mitchell played a key role as a vocal advocate for keeping Colony Bend Elementary School open. Additionally, Ms. Mitchell regularly volunteers her time to local schools, from making career day presentations at First Colony Middle School, to being an awards presenter at Clements High School, to teaching mediation and litigation skills at the University of Houston Law Center.
Prior to serving on City Council, Ms. Mitchell founded Mitchell and Duff, LLC, one of the first female owned law firms in Fort Bend County. Ms. Mitchell has been practicing law for almost 30 years and has been recognized by judges and lawyers who participated in awarding her the highest ranking for her preeminent ethical standards and legal work. Additionally, she was appointed by the State Bar of Texas to serve on the 5A Grievance Committee of the State Bar to oversee the conduct of lawyers in Fort Bend and surrounding areas to uphold the highest ethical standards in the legal profession. Ms. Mitchell was also honored by her peers on the 5A committee when they elected Ms. Mitchell to the maximum term of service for a member of the committee.
Council Member Mitchell states, “Serving on the City Council has been an honor and privilege. My experience and respect for this community has enabled me to work tirelessly on behalf of Sugar Land and District 3. Each decision I am asked to make on behalf of District 3 and the city are weighed heavily and I do my best to make a decision that is the most beneficial for the city to continue as one of America’s best places to live now and in the future. I continuously work to understand the issues and policies at hand, to stay informed and be prepared to react and respond to issues in my district. “
As a City Council Member, Ms. Mitchell is known for her accessibility and transparency and her continued communication with residents regarding key issues effecting the Sugar Land area. “As a long time resident of Sugar Land, no other person is more engaged in Sugar Land's rich and varied community than Amy Mitchell.” said Amy Mitchell supporter Jennifer Chiang. “As a long time constituent of District 3, no other council member works as hard as Amy to represent not only the constituents of District 3 but all of Sugar Land. I'm proud to call her my council member and I am proud to call her my friend!”
Ms. Mitchell is excited to announce that her Campaign Election Kickoff Reception will take place on February 10, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Rouxpour, centrally located in District 3 at Sugar Land Town Square, 2298 Texas Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Please come attend and show your support.
Any support inquiries or contributions can be made by contacting:
Amy Mitchell Campaign
PO Box 17532
Sugar Land, TX 77496
For more information about Council Member Amy Mitchell and her re-election to Sugar Land City Council, please visit the campaign website at AmyforSugarLand.com.
Paid for by the Amy Mitchell Campaign, Shirley Brown, Treasurer