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Fort Bend County
Fort Bend Regional Council
News Release
Thursday, December 07, 2017

Commissioner Vincent Morales to be Honored at Fort Bend Regional Council’s
9th Annual Helen Cordes Award Dinner

Fort Bend Regional Council’s (FBRC) Ninth Annual Helen Cordes Award Dinner will take place on Thursday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Stafford Centre.

The Cordes Award Dinner is held in honor of an individual who has given their time, experience and expertise to Fort Bend Regional Council. The 2018 honoree is Fort Bend County Commissioner Vincent Morales, who has been an outspoken advocate for FBRC.

Commissioner Morales is a longtime Fort Bend County resident, business owner and former mayor of Rosenberg. Since 2011, he has devoted his time in office to serving the citizens of the City he calls home and preparing it for the future. In 2016, he was elected to Fort Bend County Commissioner’s Court for Precinct 1, and is now in his first term of that office.

As an active member of the community, Morales has been involved in several organizations including the Central Fort Bend Chamber, the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation (LEAF) and the Rosenberg Railroad Museum. Morales served as a board member of Child Advocates, the Rosenberg Development Corporation and the I-69 Alliance, as well as on the advisory board of OakBend Medical Center. He also has served as a director on the West Fort Bend Management District.

Commissioner Morales is married to Fort Bend County native Regina Klingle Morales, President/CEO of the Central Fort Bend Chamber. They have two children, The Honorable Christopher G. Morales, County Court at Law 1 Judge, and Justin Morales, Vice President of GreenScape Associates, LLC, and two daughters-in-law, Vanessa and Brooke Morales. They, along with their three grandchildren, Madelyn, William and Parker Morales, all live in Fort Bend.

FBRC Chief Executive Officer Lisa Poynor said “We are so very honored that Commissioner Morales will be accepting the Helen Cordes Award this year. He has been a long-time advocate for Fort Bend Regional Council and especially the Leadership High School Program. I can’t think of a more deserving honoree.”

The Cordes Award Dinner honors Helen Cordes for her generous community spirit and many community achievements. Helen served on the Fort Bend Regional Council’s Board of Directors from 1991-1997 and was President from 1992-1995. During that time and long afterward, she served FBRC with such a sincere passion for the mission that she has inspired all who have shared the privilege of working with her.

Sponsorship of this event enables FBRC to break the cycle of addiction in families and to strengthen our community. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Seth Malin at or 281-207-2406.

Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse, Inc. has been changing lives and giving hope since 1978. In addition to outpatient substance abuse treatment, FBRC reaches 13,000 students in 39 elementary, middle and high schools in Fort Bend, Lamar Consolidated and Stafford School Districts.

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