Willow Fork Drainage District Names New Park Director

HOUSTON, TX (October 23, 2013) – Willow Fork Drainage District is proud to announce Yvonne Arceneaux will be joining the District as its official Parks Director.

In her new role, Arceneaux will oversee and organize approximately 200 family and community-related events held year-round at Central Green. She also will manage all aspects of marketing, public relations and programming for this and future Willow Fork Drainage District park projects.

“Katy is such an amazing place to live and taking over the responsibilities that come with being a Parks Director is just another way for me to give back to the community,” says Arceneaux. “I look forward to meeting everyone at an upcoming Central Green event!”

As a seasoned business professional, Arceneaux brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the areas of business development and marketing. Prior to joining Willow Fork Drainage District, Arceneaux held the position of business development director for The Amobi Okoye Foundation where she helped garner community support for the nonprofit through a variety of community events and outreach programs. During her tenure at The Foundation, Arceneaux also helped ensure funding was constantly being generated to help support the nonprofit’s mission and programs.

In addition to her work at The Amobi Okoye Foundation, Arceneaux also held a number of leadership positions with other nonprofits, including Katy Rocks. She is an active member of the Katy Lunch Bunch, INHOUSTON Katy Business Networking, The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Christian Business Fellowship, just to name a few.

“We were very impressed with Yvonne’s background and prior accomplishments with nonprofits in the area,” says Willow Fork Drainage District Director April Renberg. “Her knowledge and understanding of the Katy community will be an asset for both Central Green and Willow Fork Drainage District’s future projects. We are very excited to have her join our team.”

Arceneaux attended Middle Tennessee State University and also obtained her certification in grant writing from the University of Houston. She has been a resident of Katy for eight years and enjoys spending time with her two sons doing outdoor activities.

Willow Fork Drainage District’s Central Green is a half-acre multipurpose public venue that includes an outdoor stage, large trees and ample outdoor seating. The space is further enhanced with a variety of distinctive shops and restaurants surrounding the property.

To learn more about Willow Fork Drainage District and its contribution to Central Green, visit the District’s homepage at www.willowforkdrainagedistrict.com. For a detailed map of Central Green and its location at LaCenterra, visit www.lacenterra.com; and for the latest happenings at Central Green, follow Central Green on Facebook or visit www.centralgreenpark.com.

For more information, contact:
Jennie Bui-McCoy
Elmore Public Relations
(713) 524-0661 or (832) 567-3899 cell

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About Central Green:

Central Green is a multipurpose public events venue located on the south end of LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch in Katy, Texas. The half-acre community park is designed by landscape architecture firm TBG Partners and funded by a voter-approved parks bond package for the Willow Fork Drainage District. Central Green features outdoor seating areas, a central mall ringed by stone benches and trees as well as a performance stage and restroom facility. Construction of Central Green was completed in May of 2013. For more information on public events and programming at Central Green, visit www.lacenterra.com and click on “Events” or follow Central Green on Facebook.

About Willow Fork Drainage District:

Willow Fork Drainage District (“the District”) was created by an Order of the Texas Water Commission, predecessor to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), dated February 20, 1985. The District contains approximately 5,718 acres of land, of which approximately 5,247 are located within Fort Bend County, Texas, and approximately 471 acres are located within Harris County, Texas. The District generally covers the areas known as Cinco Ranch, Kelliwood, Canyon Gate, Falcon Ranch, and Parkway Oaks and is located entirely within the exclusive extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston. The rights, powers, privileges, authority, and functions of the District are established by the general laws of the State of Texas pertaining to water control and improvement districts, particularly Chapters 49 and 51 of the Texas Water Code. The District was created to finance the acquisition and/or construction of major outfall drainage facilities, trunk storm sewer facilities, and related projects. The District has financed its construction of those drainage facilities with the proceeds from unlimited tax bonds. The District also has the power to construct and finance park and recreational facilities.  The District has adopted a park plan and intends to finance components of its park plan with the proceeds from unlimited tax bonds authorized by the voters for such purpose. For more information on Willow Fork Drainage District, visit  https://centralgreen.wpengine.com/.