Board of Directors

Jennifer Jacobs, President (Term: May 2022) and district resident since January 2015, has served as Board President and elected director since May 2018. She was managing director of Jennifer Jacobs & Associates—a Human Resource Development Consulting Firm—for 10 years. Ms. Jacobs was formerly Senior Learning & Development Consultant with such companies as Halliburton, Xerox, and BNSF prior to retirement. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from University of North Texas and a Master of Science in Training & Development from University of Houston. As an active member of the Homeowners’ Association, she chartered a committee to review bylaws. Jennifer rounds out her portfolio as a deputized Voter Registrar and Democratic Precinct Chair for Precinct 1058, and secretary of the FB Green Board of Directors.

Leslie Smith-Boards, Vice President (Term: May 2022) and district resident since 2011, was elected as a director in May 2018. She is also President of the Southern Colony Homeowner’s Association, Vice President of the Johnson Space Center National Property Management Association, and Secretary of Servants of Christ Prison Ministry. To round out her full dossier, Mrs. Smith-Boards is a ministry leader at Lakewood Church and volunteers for the Inter-faith ministry. She holds a Master’s in Management and BS in Business Management with over 20 years of civil service as a government employee.

Planning is her strongest characteristic especially when it comes to organizing activities in line with set guidelines while remaining within the limits of available resources such as time and money. Clearly established communication is critical in all aspects of life and business which supports achieving common goals and objectives.

Michael Higgins, Investment Officer / Assistant Secretary, (Term: May 2020 – May 2024) and district resident since 2019 has over 25 years working in municipal government and finance. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Chicago State University, a Master of Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Illinois and is a Certified Government Finance Officer. His local government experience includes working as a Finance Director for a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant, as the Assistant Finance Director and Finance Director for various cities in the Midwest and locally in Texas. He served as a Finance Manager for the Gary Steelheads–professional basketball team in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). Mr. Higgins currently is the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Alvin where he oversees the Finance, Utility Billing, Court, and Information Technology departments. Mr. Higgins enjoys being on the “other side of the table” serving the community in a positive way.

Joann Randall, Treasurer / Assistant Secretary, (Term: May 2020 – May 2024) and district resident since 2019 has over 40 years in the field of medical business services and is AAPC Certified ICD10-CM Code Set 2015. Her attention to detail, structure, application, and global thinking serve her well as a Professional Medical Coder and founder & president of God’s Distinct Women of Faith Ministries. She works with various non-profit organization. While JoAnn enjoys spending time with family, especially her grand-children, she touts her natural leadership ability as the key to her success and serving of others.

Brendon Boyd (Newly Appointed, Term August 2021 -May 2022) and district resident since 2019 has 14+ years’ experience in the insurance and financial services industry. Brendon has a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism from Florida A&M University, where he was on the Dean’s list for two years. His board memberships have included: Chairman of the Board of the Alvin-Manvel Chamber of Commerce and serving on the board of directors for the nonprofit agency, Today’s Youth. Formerly an associate agent of Leorlin S. Boyd Agency, Inc., he is currently president of Tower Insurance and Financial Services, LLC. Brendon is “proud to work in a noble profession that helps families and businesses make decisions that have a favorable and lasting impact.”