Long time Katy area resident Sandra Byrd filed last week to run for the Katy City Council Ward A seat recently vacated by Carol Adams. Adams declared her bid for mayor leaving one year remaining on her council term.
Byrd is proud to be a third generation resident of Katy. She and her husband of 32 years, Bill Byrd, have both been active in the Katy community. They have three children and four grandchildren who all live in the Katy area. They also have an adopted daughter who lives in Colombia, South America. Sandra attended Katy Elementary, Katy Junior High, and graduated from Katy High School. Her three children followed in her footsteps all graduating as Katy Tigers.
During the years her children attended Katy Elementary, she was active in the PTO and held several officer positions. While they attended Katy High School, all three were active in Katy FFA when she spent 13 consecutive years on the FFA Booster Club and held a board position. She served several years on the Katy FFA Parade Committee. Sandra is an honorary member of Katy FFA.
Byrd is currently an active participant in orphan ministry both locally and in Colombia, South America and is an active member of Sparrow International Family Ministries.
Byrd believes the City of Katy can draw on her years of experience serving on both civic and private boards. She says, “it is imperative that City leaders focus on pressing issues facing our community during this rapid time of growth. There can be a balance between maintaining our small town heritage and business progress. My goal is to protect the small town legacy I hold so dear for my grandchildren. My plan is to keep the Katy tradition while at the same time moving Katy forward.”