The District is governed by a Board of Directors who serve staggered terms of four years. Directors are appointed by Houston City Council from a list of persons recommended by the District to serve on its Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors of the East End District is composed of East End business owners and residents. The Directors are active participants in the planning and implementation of all District programs and projects. The District Board meets monthly on the fourth Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the District offices at 3211 Harrisburg, and Directors also serve on a variety of committees that help structure the District’s work and provide guidance to the staff.


Joe Meppelink, METALAB Architecture, Board Chair

Taryn Sims, Wulfe Management Services, Inc., Secretary

Blanca Blanco, IBC Investment Services, Financial Consultant; Resident; Assistant Secretary

Stephen Quezada, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, Stewart, P.C.; Resident; Treasurer

Lani Baker, Central City Industrial Park LLC

Elliot Barner, Radcliffe Bobbitt Adams Polley PLLC; Resident

Anna Deans, Midway

Susan Sahwani-Garcia, Chocolate Wasted; Resident

Roy Lira, MODEC International, Inc.; Resident

Devin Licata, TPC Real Estate

Ann Bacon, Capitol Street Gallery

Marjorie Peña, BakerRipley

Josue Perez, J&J Flooring and Carpet Supplies, Inc.; Resident

Jose Valdez, Frost Bank