Lion President Jerome Teichmiller introduced guest speaker Tomball Mayor Lori Klein Quinn.  Pictured left-right Past President Lion Mike Halbach, Lion David McClinton, Tomball Regional Heath Foundation Interim CEO Marilyn Kinyo, Tomball Mayor Lori Klein Quinn and Lion Allen Eckhardt.
The Tomball Lions Club was joined at our August club meeting by the City of Tomball Mayor Lori Quinn. Mayor Quinn is in her first term as Tomball Mayor. Per Mayor Quinn, most of the city’s leadership is relatively new to their positions. Because of this, one of Mayor Quinn’s first priorities was implementing leadership development and planning processes to help improve the cities ability to serve the community. Part of the improved service is a complete overhaul of the cities website to make it easier to get information and help form the city departments. Mayor Quinn discussed the rapid growth that is happening in and around the city. Mayor Quinn said that “Tomball is a destination city” and that her goal is to embrace the growth while maintaining the small-town feel. Mayor Quinn said that the city is working with both Precinct 3 and Precinct 4 to improve our parks including adding accessible playgrounds for kids. 
Mayor Quinn also addressed the concerns around the TX DOT plan to expand main street and add medians. Per Mayor Quinn, the original TX DOT plan was created without considering the impact of the Grand Pkwy on main street traffic. Mayor Quinn said that the city has hired an engineering firm to put together alternate proposals for the main street expansion. Once complete, the city will hold a town hall meeting for citizens to review and vote on the alternate options. Per Mayor Quinn, TX DOT has agreed to review the alternate plan and see if it will meet TX DOT’s goals for traffic and safety. 
Mayor Quinn thanked the Tomball Lions Club for our partnership in helping those in our community who are in need.