Westchase District Announces Charly Weldon as Organization’s President/CEO

HOUSTON, TX – Westchase District’s Board of Directors has named Charly Weldon as the organization’s President/CEO. Weldon takes over from longtime President/CEO Jim Murphy who is retiring but will remain in a consulting role.

“I was born in the old Spring Branch Hospital and lived in Westchase during the 90’s,” said Weldon. “To now be a part of developing Westchase District is very exciting.”

Weldon joins Westchase District as it continues to carry out its 380 Program with the City of Houston to fund public projects such as roads, parks, trails and drainage improvements in the area. These public investments have been leveraged by grants, charitable donations, and area stakeholder support to improve mobility, reduce flooding, and enhance the quality of life in the District and surrounding neighborhoods.

Weldon says Westchase District is also focused on the opening and programming of Camden Park, its largest destination park, playground and entertainment experience spanning 3.4 acres on Wilcrest Drive just north of Richmond Avenue.

Other Westchase District priorities, she adds, include the reconstruction, utility upgrades, and streetscape improvements on Meadowglen Lane, one of three major corridors within the District; and completing a new monument sign program to better mark the area’s boundaries. 

Weldon joins Westchase District after leading Family Houston, a non-profit organization connecting families to community resources, including food, shelter, employment assistance, mental health counseling, and financial counseling. Prior to that, she served as Executive Director of The Beacon, which works to meet the needs of Houston’s homeless population.

“Charly is a strategic leader who has great experience collaborating with a board of directors,” said Westchase District Board Chair Harry Greenblatt. “There was no doubt when we met with her that she would be a good fit with our current team.”

Weldon was chosen during an eight-month search led by a four-member search committee made up of Westchase District board members.

Roughly 53,000 people work in Westchase District and 28,000 live in the area.  In addition, more than half a million people live within five miles of the its boundaries. 

Go to WestchaseDistrict.com to learn more about the advantages of Westchase District, including the benefits of working and living in the area, its commitment to safety, mobility and beautification.