Harris County MUD 500, like all municipal utility districts, is governed by a five-member Board of Directors (Board) who serve four-year, staggered terms. Harris County MUD 500 holds its directors elections in May of even-numbered years. Like all statewide elections, only registered voters of Harris County MUD 500 may vote.
The current Board members are as follows:
Joanne Quintero, President, Term: May 2020
Jeffry Ottmann, Vice President, Term: May 2022
Saundra Dahlke, Secretary, Term: May 2022
James Ross, Assistant Vice President, Term: May 2022
Gerald Mathers, Assistant Secretary, Term: May 2020
The HC MUD 500 Board hires professional consultants to advise the Board and assist with the day-to-day operations, much like City staff. The current Harris County MUD 500 Master District consultants are as follows:
Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP
3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2600
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 860-6400
RBC Capital Markets
2800 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 403-5600
McCall Gibson Swedlund Barfoot PLLC
13100 Wortham Center Drive, Suite 235
Houston, TX 77065-5610
Phone: (713) 462-0341
Environmental Development Partners (EDP)
17495 Village Green Drive
Houston, TX 77040
Phone: (832) 467-1599
F. Matuska, Inc.
4600 Highway 6 North, Suite 315
Houston, TX 77084
Edminster, Hinshaw, Russ and Associates, Inc.
10555 Westoffice Drive
Houston, TX 77042
Phone: (713) 784-4500
Role of Harris County MUD 500 as Master District
Harris County MUD 500 (for land within its internal boundaries), 501, 502, and 503 collectively comprise the approximately 2,112 acres referred to as the Master District Service Area. Each of these municipal utility districts has executed a contract with Harris County MUD 500, in its role as the Master District, as participants (the “Master District Contract”) and each has obtained the approval of the Master District Contract from its voters at an election held within its boundaries.
Harris County MUD 500, in its capacity as the Master District, is the provider of regional water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, park, road and other facilities necessary to serve the Master District Service Area and has contracted with each of the four municipal utility districts, including Harris County MUD 500, to construct and provide service from these regional facilities. The Master District Contract provides that all four municipal utility districts pay a pro rata share of the debt service on the Master District’s Contract Revenue Bonds, based upon each district’s pro rata share of assessed value for tax purposes, calculated annually. The four municipal utility districts, including Harris County MUD 500 for land within its internal boundaries, are responsible for providing the internal water distribution, wastewater collection and storm drainage utilities within their boundaries. Click here for more information regarding Harris County MUD 500’s role as a provider of internal services to property located within its boundaries.