HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Attorney Stephen H. DonCarlos was appointed to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority by the Harris County Mayors and Councils Association on Sept. 19. The Harris County Mayors and Councils Association is an organization representing 26 cities in Harris County. Port Commissioners serve two-year terms without pay.
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DonCarlos was named to the seat previously held by Jimmy Burke. Burke had served as Port Commissioner since 1999.
An attorney with Reid, Strickland & Gillette, L.L.P., DonCarlos was elected as Mayor of the City of Baytown in May 2006.
"I am pleased to welcome Commissioner DonCarlos to the Port Commission," Port Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria said. "His history of civic involvement and commitment to the port community will give us a valuable perspective as we work together to create jobs and generate economic impact to the region."
A member and past president of the Baytown Rotary Club, DonCarlos served as chair of the Harris County Hospital District, was on the Board of Directors of the Texas Medical Center, Board of Directors of the Baytown Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Houston Bar Association and East Harris County Bar Association.
DonCarlos graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.B.A. and earned a J.D. degree from the University of Texas. A resident of Baytown since 1979, he is married to Allene.
About the Port of Houston Authority
For nearly 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned or operated the public cargo-handling facilities of the Port of Houston – the nation's largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage. The port is an economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the nation. It supports the creation of more than one million statewide jobs and more than 2.1 million nationwide jobs, and the generation of economic activity totaling more than $178.5 billion in Texas and $499 billion across the nation. For more information, visit the Port Authority website at: www.portofhouston.com
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