As a Rowlett resident for 24 years, and as a 5th generation native Texan, small business owner, wife, mother, and grandmother, Martha comes from a family that has always been dedicated to public service. As Executive Director of Keep Rowlett Beautiful (KRB), she wrote a grant garnering KRB the Governor’s Community Achievement Award, a $250,000 landscaping award for State Highway 66 that opened the door for Rowlett to tap into another multi-million dollar TXDOT fund to beautify Lakeview Parkway, all at no cost to the citizens of Rowlett. Mayor Todd Gottel presented the Richard Huff Excellence in Community Service Award to Martha in appreciation for her service to the City of Rowlett.
Martha is a graduate of Leadership Rowlett, Class XXV, and served as Chair of Leadership’s 3rd Annual Prayer Breakfast. Her involvement on City of Rowlett Boards and Commissions include her service as Vice Chair of the Community Investment Task Force (Bond Committee); presenting $25 million in capital improvements to voters that was overwhelmingly approved with no tax increase. Martha served as Vice Chair of the Charter Review Commission, and as a voting member of the City of Rowlett Long Term Recovery Committee. She also serves as Secretary on the Keep Rowlett Beautiful, Inc. and Rowlett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; as Vice President of TREES (Trinity River Environmental Education Society) and Mercy & Truth, Inc., as a Director on the Kayak Instruction Foundation Board, and as a member of the Ladies of Honor and the Campus Improvement Team (CIT), Dorsey Elementary School, Rowlett.
As a Councilmember, she will focus on public safety, fiscal stewardship, and economic development. Martha has a passion to help find a solution for the litter that flows down Rowlett Creek and ends up on our lakeshore. She believes that the cleanliness and beauty of our City contributes greatly to the quality of life that we all cherish and enjoy as a city that is “On the Water, On the Move".