New Officers Elected to the Midtown Management District Board of Directors
Members of the Midtown Management District (MMD) Board of Directors represent the interests of the surrounding community in everything they do. As elected officers, they work to keep Midtown Houston known for public art, public safety, working with local businesses, and, above all, keeping the community clean. We are proud to announce the addition of new officers to our diverse Board.
How MMD Board Members Serve Midtown
MMD Board Members encompass property owners, residents, changemakers, and business owners who live or work in Midtown. Their main focus is public safety through coordinating safety initiatives, increasing awareness around safety measures, and gathering the community together for monthly meetings.
MMD Board Members also develop events and projects that elevate Midtown’s position as a desirable neighborhood for residents, businesses, and investors. They are advocates who speak up for their neighbors to address important issues while simultaneously engaging in public service projects like beautifying the neighborhood.
Meet the New Officers Joining the MMD Board of Directors
New board members commit to serving two-year terms. Darcy Lefsrud, a property owner and Midtown resident since 2008, is the new Chair. Lefsrud is also the Chair of the Executive Committee and has been a Board Member since 2015. Lefsrud held former positions as the Chair of the Service and Maintenance Committee and as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors.
James Llamas is the new Vice-Chair. Llamas has been a Midtown property owner and resident since 2014 and a Board Member since 2016. Llamas is also the Chair of the Urban Planning Committee. Kelly A. Young, an Agent for Career and Recovery Resources, is the Treasurer. Young has been a Board Member since 2020 and is the Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee.
Marylene Chan, a Midtown property owner and resident since 2007, is the Secretary. Chan has been a Board Member since 2013 and has held former positions as the Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, Treasurer of the Board of Directors, and Vice-Chair of Public Safety. Desmond Bertrand-Pitts, an Agent for the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, is the Assistant Secretary. Bertrand-Pitts has been a Board Member since 2021 and is a member of the Cultural Arts Committee.
We are excited to welcome each officer to their new role. Check out more information about the MMD Board here. To learn more about joining the Board of Directors, please email Cynthia Alvarado, Director of Operations and Strategic Planning.