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Alumni News: July 12, 2011 designated as Donald R. Perkins Day

COST is pleased to announce that City of Houston District G Council Member, Oliver Pennington, recognized Donald Perkins before Houston City Council on July 12, 2011 with a proclamation signed by Mayor Annise Parker designating July 12, 2011 as Donald R. Perkins Day within the City of Houston. Perkins is a Planning Leader with the City of Houston Planning & Development Department, Community Sustainability Division. He has 16 years of public service with the City of Houston.

Perkins is a 1997 graduate of Texas Southern University with a M.S. in Transportation Planning and Management.  According to Council Member Pennington’s remarks, “Donald Perkins has provided exemplary service to super neighborhoods, homeowner and property owner associations, civic clubs, businesses, institutions, and residents of District G, and of the City of Houston as a whole.”  Perkins was the Planning Leader and City’s liaison with many District G super neighborhood councils.   By assisting super neighborhood councils to develop greater organizational self-sufficiency, Donald Perkins has had a profound effect on the lives and well being of residents across the City of Houston.