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GMBAC 5 Year Plan

Greater Mission Bend Area Council

A voice for the 65,000 Residents of Greater Mission Bend

Mission Statement

The mission of the Greater Mission Bend Area Council is to empower residents, businesses and organizations of the Greater Mission Bend Area by collectively addressing our common issues and concerns.

Our Plan

In order to positively affect the quality of life of the Greater Mission Bend Area Community, GMBAC establishes long and short range goals and activities to promote that end. Our plan is a work in progress where input from community is welcomed.

Our Goals:

GMBAC seeks to:

  • Become a catalyst for change in the Greater Mission Bend Community
  • Increase its name recognition and influence for the purpose of improving the  Greater Mission Bend Community.
  • Partner with businesses, community organizations and HOA’s to take actions that directly influence and promote a vibrant and safe community.
  • Work with business toward a healthy, attractive and successful business community.
  • Support our member HOA’s through community building, service improvement and financial savings.
  • Address the common issues and concerns of the Greater Mission Bend Community.

Our Actions

1.  Become a catalyst for change in the Greater Mission Bend Community.

Our community is in the unincorporated areas of Harris County and Fort Bend County.  There is no local entity to address the common issues of our area. GMBAC will seek to provide that leadership by bringing together the agents of change and empower them to build a stronger and safer community.

    • GMBAC will hold meetings with each group to exchange information and solicit solutions and commitment to join with us as we address our common issues and concerns.
    • GMBAC will communicate our concerns to county officials to identify resources and gain commitment to work toward mutual goals.
    • GMBAC will partner and work with entities who commit to improving our community.
    • GMBAC will welcome input and suggestions from all entities who seek a better Greater Mission Bend Area Community.

2.  Increase its name recognition and influence for the purpose of improving the Greater Mission Bend Community.

Our goals are of common interest to everyone in our community. Collectively we can have a voice of that has increased influences for change.

    • GMBAC will grow its membership of HOA’s, Businesses and Community Organizations.
    • GMBAC will produce a newsletter.
    • GMBAC will maintain an active website.
    • GMBAC will sponsor community events to bring our community together, share our goals and work toward a better community.
    • GMBAC will maintain a presents and membership in organizations that represent our community and affect our quality of life.

3.  Partner with businesses, community organizations and HOA’s to take actions that directly influence and promote a vibrant and safe community.

Collectively our community can influence change through identifying problems, working with agencies that have the resources and authority to make changes and enforce rules that are being broken and create an unattractive and unsafe environment.

    • GMBAC will work with local law enforcement agencies and HOA’s to promote community watch programs.
    • GMBAC will promote social media sites that share community information and communication for local residence such as nextdoor.com, crimereports.com, etc.
    • GMBAC will work with community and law enforcement to remove graffiti and trash from our community.
    • GMBAC will encourage the organization of our businesses to enforce higher standards for property maintenance and crime reduction.

4.  Work with businesses toward a healthy, attractive and successful business community.

A healthy business environment provides jobs and a better economy for our community.  GMBAC will promote local business success.

    • GMBAC will build a business directory for our area.
    • GMBAC will promote local business success through seeking discounts for our membership.
    • GMBAC will promote local businesses through promotions in our newsletter and on our website.
    • GMBAC will work with planning and development agencies in our community to solicit community friendly businesses. As the community develops undeveloped and unused properties, we will work to bring job yielding businesses to our area.
    • GMBAC will promote the organization of local businesses to empower them to address their common concerns, raise the standards for their environments and provide for crime reduction and prevention.

5.  Support our member HOA’s through community building, service improvement and financial savings.

GMBAC is currently representing 13 Homeowner’s Associations who struggle to maintain the quality of life for their neighborhoods, the commons areas, the property values and the safety of their residence.  The member HOAs pay dues to our organization and deserve support and a visible return on their membership.

    • GMBAC will seek lower cost utilities for our member HOA’s and their residence.
    • GMBAC will seek discounts from local businesses for our HOA’s and their residence.
    • GMBAC will build a directory of dependable and reliable service companies.
    • GMBAC will provide updates on new laws affecting HOA’s.
    • GMBAC will provide training for HOA Board Members.

6.  Address the common issues and concerns of the Greater Mission Bend Community.  

GMBAC recognizes the number one concern expressed for our community is the rise in personal and property crime.  Law enforcement by nature has primarily a reactive approach to crime.  Our community needs a pro-active approach.The next most expressed concern is the decline in property management in the non-residential areas. GMBAC believes that crime follows decline and grime. A loss of jobs and a lowering of the economy have slowly increased the number of rent properties.  Property care is lowered and neglect sets in.  Property values fall.  While we must take care to maintain an affordable community, we must encourage the enforcement of deed restrictions, property maintenance and promote a pride of community and neighborhoods.

    • GMBAC will seek grants to support community beautification and crime reduction.
    • GMBAC will act as a voice for our community with law enforcement and agencies that address safety and improvement of environments.
    • GMBAC will seek financial support for our goals from businesses, community organizations and private donations. 

Each year Greater Mission Bend Area Council will assess its progress through area statistics, membership numbers, activities, and community feedback.  Our Planning Committee will adjust our plan to meet new needs and acknowledge accomplishments. Input is always welcomed.