My guest is Houston City Councilwoman Addie Wiseman, District E, and the theme of this interview is “Women of Excellence”. Listen
Houston City Council Member Addie Wiseman, a fifth generation Texan, has called the north Houston area home since 1985. She is the owner of Ladybug Landscaping, a landscape contracting business in Kingwood, Texas. Both her experiences as a small business owner, and working for Houston City Council Member Rob Todd, encouraged her to run for election, and she was sworn in as the Houston City Council Member of District E in January 2002. She was elected to a second term on November 4.
Addie takes an active interest in her community and donates her time to various organizations and causes. She is an active member of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the Humble Chamber of Commerce, and the Kingwood Kiwanis. She currently serves on the board of the Houston-Galveston Area Council, and seven different committees including the Regional Planning & Economic Development Committee. In 1999, Addie was accepted into the Leadership North Houston program and received the distinction of Most Determined Leader.
Jim Reinhartsen, President of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, also joined us for the interview. Jim said that Addie continues to be the "benchmark for excellence" in Bay Area Houston, and her strong determination and dedication to the business community have created the vehicle by which the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership could move forward in its efforts to create a healthy, vibrant, and diverse economy within Bay Area Houston. Jim also said that Addie is an integral part of the team that works together every day to retain and recruit top level businesses to Bay Area Houston, and that District E is fortunate to have such an actively engaged and involved leader. She is the best of the best.
The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership's Political Protocol Council hosted an Appreciation Luncheon for Addie on Friday, October 17, 2003, at Space Center Houston. Addie was recognized for her effective dedication to Bay Area Houston’s needs for both business and community issues, and for being “The Bench Mark for Excellence” as the Bay Area Houston community’s pro-business advocate and representative.
Addie was also honored during the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership’s Elected Officials Luncheon onSeptember 12, 2003, for her tremendous support of the greater Bay Area Houston communities, and her active promotion of the Bay Area Houston region.
Addie participates in a variety of Bay Area Houston community and charitable events, and is the Co-Chairman, along with Kippy Caraway, for the Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre’s New Year’s Eve Gala.
Addie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Houston. She and her husband, Alec, have one son, Jefferson (11), reside in Kingwood, Texas, and are members of the Kingwood United Methodist Church.
Addie genuinely cares about helping others, and her position as a Houston City Councilwoman gives her the opportunity to help a variety of organizations and schools and make a true difference in the lives of her constituents. Her belief in community involvement, her success in combining her roles of Houston City Council Member, mother, and business owner, and her enthusiasm for working closely with different communities to accomplish her goals, makes her an outstanding choice for this “Women of Excellence” interview.