City council members met Sept. 23 to thank and recognize citizens and city officials for their time, money and contributions to the Hurricane Ida needs recently delivered to the Grand Isle area in Louisiana.

Mayor Norman Funderburk stated, “I had the distinct pleasure of riding along with City Manager Jason Stuebe as he delivered the items collected Sept. 17 and 18 as a part of the Hurricane Ida Relief Fund collection at the civic center. A large quantity of items were collected, such as extension cords, cleaning products, storage containers, box fans and more.”

Stuebe added, “The devastation left behind by Hurricane Ida to Golden Meadow in the Lafourche Parish was insurmountable. This is a small-sized area and the damage was unfathomable.”

“The impact to the surrounding areas was second only to the damage left from the wrath of Hurricane Katrina. This area took a direct hit which left many evacuees in desperate need of help. Citizens, officials and local organizations, such as Cynthia Calvert of the Tribune, as well as others too many to name, stepped up to the plate to give back,” Funderburk said.

The council appointed personnel to various community positions.

Council member Charles Cunningham was appointed as representative to the general assembly of the Houston-Galveston Area Council for 2022.

Aimee Phillips was appointed as a civil rights officer to Community Development and Revitalization, Texas General Land Office, with Missy Miller as alternate.

Mark Arnold was appointed as Community Development and Revitalization, Texas General Land Office, labor standards officer, with Aimee Phillips as alternate. He was also appointed as Community Development and Revitalization, Texas General Land Office, Section 3 coordinator.

Funderburk said, “I want to thank City Secretary Jenny Page for her service to the Humble community. Tonight is her last council meeting and we are grateful for her time with us and excited to hear of her retirement journeys.”

To close the meeting, Council member Charles Cunningham gave community announcements and thanked the people of Humble “A special thanks to all who helped decorate the streets of Humble with the festive scarecrows,” he said.

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