Harris County Current Events
Sep 09, 2021
Commissioner Tom Ramsey (in person)
Harris County Current Events

Commissioner Tom S. Ramsey, P.E.
Harris County Precinct Three

Tom Ramsey has a long track record of improving the safety, infrastructure, livability, and financial health of the
communities he serves. An award-winning civil engineer turned senior executive and public servant, Tom has led
companies, a city, key action groups, and more throughout his 42-year career.

As Mayor of Spring Valley Village from 2012-2020, Tom reduced the city’s tax rate by 21%, invested more than
$38 million in infrastructure, and oversaw Spring Valley’s ascent to safest neighborhood in Harris County, according
to relevant FBI statistics. A trusted expert often called upon by his peers and other community leaders, he served
on the Harris County Storm Water Task Force and the Imelda Assistance Fund Board.
Tom’s private sector experience spans more than four decades. He served as Senior Vice President of Klotz
Associates before selling the company in 2017.

Tom’s deep project portfolio includes the Hardy Toll Road, Brazoria County Master Drainage Plan, Galveston
County Master Drainage Plan, Harris County Drainage Plan Update, Houston Safe School Sidewalk
Program, Precinct 3 road improvements, multiple hike and bike trails for the Houston Parks Board, and successful
infrastructure projects for more than 50 Texas cities and 20 counties.

Much of his work has also included creating sustainable solutions for street and drainage assignments throughout
Harris County including the ACEC Award-winning Birnamwood Roadway improvements.
A Texas native, Tom grew up in Crockett, and graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Civil
Engineering. Tom and his wife, Marsha, raised their three children in Spring Branch ISD, and have lived over 30
years in Precinct 3. His family now includes seven grandchildren, all of whom still live in the West Houston area–
–five in Precinct 3. Tom’s love for this county and its people also drives his work in the church, where he has taught
adult Bible studies for more than 40 years. He currently teaches two classes at Second Baptist Houston, where he
serves as a deacon, and is Treasurer on the board of Loving Kids, a local initiative launched to help underserved
Houston children.

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