KATY MAGAZINE NEWS May 5, 2018
By Katy Magazine Editors
City of Katy council has announced the results for the 2018 council elections for Ward A, Ward B and At-Large positions.
Congratulations to Janet Corte, Councilman Durran Dowdle, and Chris Harris for being elected to represent the City of Katy.
About Janet Corte (Ward A)
Janet and her husband have lived in Katy for 29 years and love this town! They have raised four children that attended KISD schools. Janet is an active member of First United Methodist Church, providing support to the young group, Sunday school and confirmation classes. She has been a working mother while her children were growing up, working as an IT Consultant. In her career, Corte has been responsible for projects from inception through closure including project estimating, scheduling and planning, adherence to schedules and project scope, and client communication. She has volunteered in our community for many years as her children's Girl Scout troop leader and volunteered in the children's school including President of Project Graduation for the Katy High graduating class of 2004.
About Councilman Durran Dowdle (Ward B)
Councilman Dowdle has 30 years experience in the Construction, Operations & Maintenance industry and has been employed by KBR for over 20 years, currently as a Project Manager. He and his wife, Terri, have been married for 34 years. They have two daughters who graduated from Katy High School, and two grandchildren. Councilman Dowdle served on the Zoning Board of Adjustment before being appointed to the Convention & Tourism Bureau prior to being elected to City Council. He has been in construction and maintenance for 35 years, managing people, projects and budgets. Councilman Dowdle has a history of service in this city, volunteering as a coach, at church, at public events, and at KISD. Councilman Dowdle is finishing up his second term on the City of Katy council and if elected, the third term would be his last due to term limits.
About Chris Harris (At Large)
Chris and his wife Danielle have lived in Katy for 12 years, although Danielle, who teaches 7th grade Math for Katy ISD, grew up in Katy. Their three kids are third-generation Katy residents. Chris Harris played an instrumental role in organizing Hurricane Harvey relief. Not only did he organize matching student and adult volunteers with individuals in need of "mucking" out their homes, but Chris drove around delivering food to the homes of whomever needed it. Harris also helped set up temporary relief center for Katy Christian Ministries, after KCM was damaged during the hurricane. As a member of the Katy Development Board, a historical marker was placed at Katy Elementary.