Kiwanis Club of Houston
July 12, 2018
Speaker: Councilman Dwight Boykins
Topic: City Council District D Update
As an established business and government leader, Dwight A. Boykins currently serves as the Houston City Council Member for District D. Public safety, infrastructure, and job creation are the cornerstones of Dwight’s district policies.
As a member of City Council, Dwight serves as Chair of the Ethics, Elections & Council Governance Committee and is a member of the following committees: Budget and Fiscal Affairs; BFA Subcommittee on Debt Financing and Pensions; Regulation and Neighborhood Affairs; and Housing and Community Development.
Council Member Boykins actively serves as an advocate for District D constituents and works to address issues surrounding food deserts, blight, affordable housing, and community development. One of his top priorities has been to make District D one of the most economically driven districts in Houston, and with this goal in mind, Council Member Boykins made history by pushing for the creation of Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) #26 for the Sunnyside community. He collaborated directly with former Mayor Annise Parker and current Mayor Sylvester Turner to identify the boundaries and recommend community and business stakeholders to serve on the Board of Directors.
In his time on council, Council Member Boykins has forged new partnerships with the Texas Medical Center; University of Houston; Texas Southern University; Houston Community College; and San Jacinto College.
Dwight is a native resident of District D and attended local public schools. He received his BBA in Marketing from the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University.
Dwight has previously served on the Oversight Committee of ReBuild Houston and remains a huge advocate for the improvement of the city’s street infrastructure to address drainage and flooding in District D and across the city. He is a Senior Fellow American Leadership Forum (ALF) Class XXXV, and is currently a member of the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, a Life Member of the NAACP and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Dwight is a man of faith and he and his wife of 27 years, Genora, are active members of Windsor Village United Methodist Church.