Committees

Block Captains (Christine Manca)

Block captains serve a vital role in communication with the neighborhood.

Flood Control (Len Teich & Kathy Lord)

Chairs of this committee bring back to Old Braeswood information from their meetings with the Bayou Preservation Association, Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy, Project Brays and the Bayou Preservation Association. To get information on flooding and drainage, contact Len Teich (713) 839-7234 , or Kathy Lord, (713) 907-1191.

Garden Club (Nancy Eisenmenger & Dawn Gervais)

This committee meets monthly to socialize and to share ideas for the beautification of Old Braeswood. In addition, it hosts a September barbecue, a December holiday dinner and an April flower show and dinner as well as guest speakers at its 6 daytime meetings held throughout the year. For more information contact  Dawn Gervais or Nancy Eisenmenger at  info.obgc@gmail.com

Historian (Susan Teich)

Serves as neighborhood historian and provides information on preservation to interested residents. If you have any neighborhood history to share, please contact Susan at steich1@comcast.net.

Historic Preservation (Joe Manca)

This committee seeks ways to preserve the unique character of the neighborhood and its original homes through special projects and education. Meetings are held quarterly on weeknight evenings. For more information please contact Joe Manca, manca@rice.edu.

Newsletter (Susan Teich)

The Newsletter chairperson assists in preparation and editing of the quarterly Old Braeswood News.

Parks (Annette Eldridge – President, Old Braeswood Park Corp.)

In conjunction with the Old Braeswood Park Corporation, this committee oversees and contracts for park maintenance. The committee also raises funds for improvements to the park spaces in the neighborhood. Recent renovations to Old Braeswood Park, located at Maroneal and Morningside, include the completion of the wrought iron fence around the perimeter, a new play space for younger children, and swings, picnic tables, and benches. The Old Braeswood Park Corporation was formed in 2002 as a non-profit, 501c3 organization for the purpose of making improvements to this city owned park and other nearby green spaces in Old Braeswood’s public rights-of-way. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation. For more information, contact Annette at eldridgefamille@gmail.com.

Security (Dee Murray, Chair)

The committee is responsible for oversight and communication with SEAL Security. Members may spearhead subscription drives, attend monthly meetings with HPD, and track crime statistics. Dee Murray, 713-666-1912.

Social Events (G.G. Hsieh)

This committee organizes Old Braeswood’s annual park party and neighborhood events including the annual new neighbor coffee in March of each year. Chairperson G.G. Hsieh can be reached at 713-660-9520 or gghsieh@gmail.com.

Trees for Old Braeswood (Carroll Shaddock & Paul Sanders)

This committee oversees the Old Braeswood’s street tree planting program, which seeks to systematically replant each street in Old Braeswood with a variety of tree species. The program is in conjunction with Trees for Houston, a non-profit 501c3 organization. Contributions to the tree program are tax-deductible. To request a specific planting or to volunteer contact Carroll at 713- 661- 6106 or css@shaddocktexas.com.

Welcome Committee (Dawn Gervais)

This committee welcomes new neighbors to Old Braeswood and provides them with helpful information about the neighborhood and the property owner’s association.