Leaders and prominent community members from both Pearland and surrounding cities came out to the Pearland City Council’s meeting (June 19) to witness the installation of Tom Reid as Mayor of Pearland and Woody Owens as City Councilmember Pos. 7.
The council also voted unanimously (7-0) to appoint council member Derrick Reed as Mayor Pro Tem. As Mayor Pro Tem, Reed will act as Mayor during the absence of Mayor Reid and has the power to perform every act the Mayor would perform if present. Reed is the first African American to be appointed Mayor Pro Tem in the City’s history.
A celebratory reception was held following the meeting.