SUGAR LAND, TX - Amy Mitchell announced she is seeking re-election to Sugar Land City Council in the May 6, 2017 General Election. Ms. Mitchell invites the community to join her at her campaign kickoff on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Ruggles Green, 15903 City Walk, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. Please come attend and show your support
Ms. Mitchell is currently serving her third term on City Council representing District 3. She is a 23 year resident of Sugar Land and a well-known and well-respected attorney known for her dedication to community service.
During her tenure on City Council, Ms. Mitchell served on several City of Sugar Land committees including: Finance, Intergovernmental Relations, Compensation and Economic Development. She also served as President of the Sugar Land Development Corporation and Chair of TIRZ 3. On these committees, she helped develop and implement Sugar Land¡¯s City financial policy, , ensured appropriate compensation for public safety employees and helped to ensure the Texas Instruments and the Performing Arts Center buildings met Sugar Land¡¯s high standards. Ms. Mitchell¡¯s goal has been to protect Sugar Land citizens and was a strong proponent of providing local EMS services to Sugar Land residents. During her tenure on City Council, Constellation Field, Texas Instruments, Minute Maid, the Festival Site, the Sugar Land Fire Station 7 opened, the Sugar Land EMS program began, numerous medical facilities were built and/or expanded including Memorial Hermann Sugar Land and Methodist Hospital, and she helped transform the University of Houston¡¯s Sugar Land site into second major campus.
Ms. Mitchell constantly represents residents of District 3 at numerous official city functions, including the grand openings of Sugar Land Fire Station 7 and Constellation Field, the ground breaking for the Ace Performing Arts Center and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, and numerous regional chamber and infrastructure events. Ms. Mitchell was also honored to participate in a wide range of community events outside her scope as a Councilwoman including emceeing the Annual Dragon Boat Races and the Aga Khan Partnership Walk and Golf Tournaments.
As a community leader, Ms. Mitchell remains active with a number of community organizations including the Sugar Land Exchange Club (past President and Board Member), Sugar Land Citizens Police Academy, Sugar Land Citizens Fire Academy, Sugar Land 101, and Sugar Land Rotary. Ms. Mitchell is an active member of both the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance and serves on the Advisory Board of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land. Ms. Mitchell remains a strong advocate for the many educational institutions in Fort Bend. Ms. Mitchell played a key role as a vocal advocate for keeping Colony Bend Elementary School open. Additionally, Ms. Mitchell regularly volunteers her time to local schools, from making career day presentations at First Colony Middle School, to being an awards presenter at Clements High School, to teaching mediation and litigation skills at the University of Houston Law Center.
Prior to serving on City Council, Ms. Mitchell founded Mitchell and Duff, LLC, one of the first female owned law firms in Fort Bend County. Ms. Mitchell has been practicing law for over 30 years and is recognized by judges and lawyers resulting in her being awarded the highest ranking for ethical standards and legal work. Additionally, she was appointed by the State Bar of Texas to serve on the 5A Grievance Committee of the State Bar to oversee the conduct of lawyers in Fort Bend and surrounding areas to uphold the highest ethical standards in the legal profession. She was also honored by her peers on the Grievance committee when they elected Ms. Mitchell to the maximum term of service for a member of the committee.
Council Member Mitchell states, ¡°Serving on the City Council has been an honor and privilege. My experience and respect for this community has enabled me to work tirelessly on behalf of Sugar Land and District 3. Each decision I am asked to make on behalf of District 3 and the city are weighed heavily and I do my best to make decisions that are the most beneficial for the city to continue as one of America¡¯s best places to live now and in the future. I constantly strive to understand the challenges and policies at hand, stay informed and be prepared to react and respond to issues in my district.
Ms. Mitchell is married to Gordon Berkstresser. She has one son, William Loose-Mitchell and two step-children, Tyler and Hunter Berkstresser.
Any support inquiries or contributions can be made by contacting:
Amy Mitchell Campaign
3206 East Autumn Run Circle
Sugar Land, TX 77479
For more information about Council Member Amy Mitchell and her re-election to Sugar Land City Council, please visit the campaign website at AmyforSugarLand.com.
Amy L. Mitchell
Sugar Land City Council, District 3
Mitchell & Duff, LLC
210 Main Street
Richmond, Texas 77469
(281) 300-7323 Mobile