The East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID) is located 20 miles northeast of downtown Houston along Interstate 69/U.S. Highway 59 NAFTA Corridor, amid robust population growth in the region's northeast quadrant.
Created in 1997 through Senate Bill 921 and ratified by local voters, the East Montgomery County Improvement District is at the forefront of economic and community development activities within its 158 square miles located just north of the Montgomery/Harris County line, Kingwood, and the northern city limits of Houston, making it the largest improvement district in the nation. The District collects a $.015 sales tax on all sales taking place within its borders. These monies are in turn used to promote and maintain economic and community development activities in East Montgomery County.
EMCID collected $7,085,614 in annual sales tax and other revenues during the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The District's Operating Budget is allocated to three objectives: Economic Development, Community Development and Educational Scholarships.
Our economic development program provides cash, land, infrastructure and other forms of incentives in return for jobs being created in the District. Our community development program provides funding for local non-profit and community needs to enhance the quality of life for residents. Finally, our educational scholarship program provides $1,000 to every graduating high school student or GED recipient within the District to further their education through college courses. It also provides 20 $500 merit-based scholarships for current college students who graduated from schools in East Montgomery County and want to continue their college education.
The East Montgomery County Improvement District is led by President & CEO, Frank McCrady, and eight elected Board of Directors who serve four-year terms: Chairman Brenda Webb, Vice Chairman Dale Martin, Scott Hesson, Treasurer, Stephen Carlisle, Secretary, Dr. Katherine Persson, Assistant Secretary and Directors Leonard Rogers, Isidor Ybarra, Jr., and Martin Zepeda.