A native Houstonian, Houston Community College trustee Christopher W. Oliver is a dedicated public servant who has worked to improve the Houston community for years. As a Board Member of the city’s largest community college system, Chris Oliver will look to bring his knowledge of the city and its diverse communities to the position of Houston City Council Member At-Large Position 1.
During his tenure as HCC Trustee, Chris has worked to provide every student with accessible education and the opportunity to own their future. During his tenure as chairman, Chris helped expand the reach of HCC, overseeing the building of several new campuses across the city. Chris considers one of his most important accomplishments to date the building of Willie Lee Gay Hall located on U.S. 288 and Airport. The building represents the first academic institution of higher learning in the history of the Sunnyside area of Houston.
As Council Member, Chris will look to bring a blend of community-focused priorities and fiscal efficiency to City Hall. As he has done as HCC Trustee, Chris will look to empower the Houston workforce by encouraging job creation and economic growth throughout Houston. He will also look to engage local businesses and the community alike to help find new, innovative ways to keep our city’s economy on the right track. Similarly, Chris will reach out to the community to find new ways to solve some of the social problems currently impacting our neighborhoods.
Chris attended and graduated from Texas Southern University and is now pursuing his master’s degree in history from the Graduate School at TSU. Chris has extensive experience working in both the public and private sectors, a skill he will leverage as Council Member. His career experiences include drafting public policy in Washington, D.C. as a Congressional staffer, to serving in the U.S Department of Labor working to ensure federal contractor compliance, to becoming an experienced businessman and entrepreneur as the Owner & CEO of Tekoa Property Management Group, Inc., a construction final cleaning company. He serves on the Advisory Board of Career and Recovery, Inc. and is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Chris lives in South-Central Houston with his wife Valerie and their son Geovanny, and is a member of March of Faith Ministries.
Enjoying family time with wife, Valerie, and son, Geo