Our Team

Our Team

The Complete Communities Team
The Complete Communities Initiative is a collaborative effort involving residents, community stakeholders, and all City of Houston Departments and Divisions with City leadership from the Mayor’s office of Complete Communities, the Planning and Development Department, the Department of Neighborhoods and the Chief Resilience Officer.

The Mayor's Office of Complete Communities Team:

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Shannon Buggs is the founding Director of the Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities (MOCC). In this role, Shannon leads the MOCC team in developing strong collaborative relationships with neighborhood residents, City of Houston departments, other Angie's Headshotgovernment agencies and officials, private donors, and non-profit organizations to fulfill the Complete Communities Action Plans. Mayor Sylvester Turner launched the Complete Communities initiative to demonstrate how public, private, and non-profit partners can revive neighborhoods with the guidance of their residents. The Complete Communities division ensures that projects identified through a public engagement process are implemented, funded, and managed efficiently.

Prior to joining Mayor Turner’s Executive Leadership team, Shannon worked as director of community and public relations at The Woman's Hospital of Texas, director of communication for the University of Houston’s College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, and business columnist and reporter for the Houston Chronicle. She also served as the founding executive director of Culture Source, Inc. (formerly CultureWorks Greater Houston), a fiscal sponsorship and management consulting nonprofit. A Houston native, Buggs is a longtime supporter of the city’s nonprofit sector and has held volunteer leadership positions with the Harvey Arts Recovery Fund, Houston Arts Alliance, Writers in the Schools and other arts and public service organizations. She is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum and an alumna and former trustee of Episcopal High School in Bellaire. Shannon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American Literature from Harvard University, a Master of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a certificate in financial planning from the University of Houston.

Tony Davis
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Operations. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Tony served the City of Houston as a financial analyst in the Houston Health Department where he worked on COVID-19 Disaster Relief, Quality Assurance, Compliance, and Internal Audits. Tony’s professional experience spans 20+ years, holding multiple corporate finance and banking positions primarily in New York City at Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC Bank, Bank of America, and Chase Manhattan Bank.  His industries of focus were Healthcare, Financial Institutions and Natural Resources. Tony also holds a Texas real estate license and served as a consultant to small to mid-size businesses and nonprofit organizations on various internal audit, revenue-cycle, and finance projects. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from Morehouse College, earned a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business in Marketing and Finance, and completed the Executive Leadership Institute at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies sponsored by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators.

Fred Navarre
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Fredric Navarre is the Complete Communities Deputy Assistant Director of External Relations. A veteran educator and marketing executive, Fred worked as a teacher, college and school district administrator, college professor, and marketing director prior to joining the Mayor’s Office. His extensive background in community outreach, workforce development, fundraising, and marketing includes service on several local and national boards and an appointment as a National Science Foundation review panelist. He is also a Cohort 30 graduate of United Way Project Blueprint, a Houston multicultural board leadership development program, a member of the board of directors for the American Cancer Society of Greater Houston. Fred earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Southern University, a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Energy Finance from Texas Southern University, a Master of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from The University of Texas at Arlington, and an Executive Graduate Certification in Education Finance from Georgetown University. He is currently in the final stage of earning a Doctorate in Education Administration at Texas A&M University.  

Angie Ramirez  
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Angelica Ramirez is the Complete Communities Administrative Specialist who provides coordination support for the Be Well Communities initiative in Acres Home. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Angie served as the Marketing Coordinator for the Houston Grand Opera, one of the largest, most innovative, and highly acclaimed opera companies in the United States; the Community Engagement Manager for the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, one of the nation’s largest and oldest councils; and an organizer for IGNITE National, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to activating political power in young women. She also was an account executive for a boutique Houston-based public relations and digital marketing firm. A native Houstonian, Angie graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and is studying towards a master’s degree in Strategic Communication & Digital Strategy at the University of Oklahoma.


Derrius Washington
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Derrius Washington is the City of Houston’s Program Manager of the Houston Financial Empowerment Center, which is housed in the Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Derrius served the City of Houston as an accountant and administrative specialist in the Finance Department where he worked on COVID-19 disaster relief, city-wide grants management, and financial analysis. His professional career includes front-line public service as a Sherriff Deputy in Lake Charles, Louisiana; corporate experience as the lead teller at the First Federal Bank of Louisiana; retail customer service experience; and City of Houston plant operations compliance. Derrius earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from McNeese State University.

Contact Us
completecommunities@houstontx.gov


Our Supporting Departments

Planning And Development Department / Community And Regional Planning Division Staff

Organizes and leads comprehensive planning conversations and workshops to undertake community-level and neighborhood-specific improvements and programming.
Convenes Neighborhood Support Team meetings during and after the planning process to continue civic engagement in each Complete Community.
Implements Action Plan projects and programs related to planning and development in the Complete Communities
Communicates about the Complete Communities Initiative through the Complete Communities newsletter, web site and social media, as well as other communication tools.

Team

Margaret Wallace Brown, Department Director
Jennifer Ostlind, Assistant Director
Lynn Henson, Division Manager

Community and Regional Planning Division Staff

­Abraham Zorrilla  Planner for Second Ward and Magnolia Park-Manchester
Lindsey Williams Planner for Sunnyside and Acres Home
Tonya Sawyer  Planner for Gulfton and Fort Bend Houston
­Bennie Chambers  Planner for Alief-Westwood
Davonte Caldwell Planner for Near Northside and Kashmere Gardens

Learn more about the Planning & Development Department


Department Of Neighborhoods

Participates in ongoing civic engagement efforts, including Neighborhood Support Team meetings, Super Neighborhood meetings and community-led collaborations.
Builds relationships with residents and civic leaders to help sustain civic engagement and respond directly to residents’ concerns
Coordinates with City departments to follow up on service requests.
Supports and promotes neighborhood revitalization efforts through community outreach activities.

Team
TaKasha Francis, Department Director
Landon Taylor, Assistant Director
Rhonda Sauter, Mayor’s Assistance Office Division Manager

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Mayor's Assistance Office
Carl Davis, MAO Liaison Central (Third Ward)
Kelli Bradford, MAO Liaison North (Kashmere Gardens)
Anita Ivery, MAO Liaison Northwest (Acres Home)
Angela Solis, MAO Liaison South (Sunnyside & Fort Bend Houston)
Veronica Hernandez, MAO Liaison South (Alief –Westwood & Gulfton)
Rhonda Sauter, MAO Liaison Main Office (Second Ward & Near Northside)


Mayor's Office Of Resilience and Sustainability 

Provides a multi-scale resilience framework to help guide planning, ongoing civic engagement, and Action Plan implementation strategies.
Assists with facilitating comprehensive planning conversations and workshops to undertake community-level and neighborhood-specific improvements and programming.

Team

Priya Zachariah, Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer

Learn more about the Mayor's Office of Resilience and Sustainability 


Program Management Sponsors
Enbridge - CopyGHP