Lata Krishnarao Day

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Whereas,  Lata Krishnarao has earned Master’s Degrees in both Architecture and  Urban Planning from Columbia University, New York, and has worked for over 25 years in the community development and planning field; and 

Whereas, Lata Krishnarao relocated with her family from Connecticut in October 6, 2003 to make Pearland their home and was hired as Planning Director to manage the City Planning Department; and 

Whereas, Lata was later promoted to serve as the Director of Community Development to oversee Planning, Inspection Services, and Permits Departments to prepare for our rapid and quality growth and development and has received numerous planning awards and recognition; and         

Whereas, Lata has made presentations at Houston APA Section Meetings and the Urban Land Institute, served on many Houston Galveston Area Council Advisory Committees, Quality of Life Task Force for the  Economic Alliance of the Houston Port Region and on many other regional organizations; and   

Whereas, Lata has tendered her resignation after serving the Pearland community with distinction for 13 years in a demanding and complex role in building Pearland, a role for which she should be extremely proud, and plans to devote her time and talents to family and other pursuits. 

Now, Therefore, I, Tom Reid, by the power vested in me as the Mayor of the City of Pearland, do hereby proclaim Monday, April 24th, 2017 as 


In Pearland and I ask all family, friends, and coworkers to join with me in commending Lata for her outstanding leadership in guiding the rapid growth and development of Pearland over many years as Director of Community Development.  She is recognized and appreciated for her many contributions to our city and her dedicated service to the citizens of Pearland will be long remembered. 

Given Under My Hand And Seal Of Office This 24th  Day  Of April 2017