A civil leader and servant with just one goal
Building a better city for all of us.
A little bit about Dwight Boykins
“My vision is that by the time my term is up, we will have a more vibrant economic stream in the District, safe neighborhoods where families can thrive, food deserts drastically curtailed or eliminated entirely, major investments into parks, and community members empowered to understand the value of the land they occupy.”
As an established business and government leader, Dwight will ensure equal and fair principles are applied within City of Houston government as Mayor and as a City Council Member. Council Member Dwight Boykins was born and educated in District D and has served and will continue to serve with passion to advocate for District D residents and all of Houstonians.
Public safety, infrastructure, and job creation were the cornerstones of the Boykins2013 campaign and will continue to be cornerstone of Dwight’s daily priorities for the city of Houston and all of its residents.
Dwight enters city council with a background as a governmental affairs consultant and public advocate. He has also served in various positions through the City of Houston. In 2008, Dwight was appointed by former Houston Mayor Bill White to serve on the Hurricane Ike Relief Fund Board, overseeing the distribution of over $16 million in funding to the city’s most devastated areas. Dwight has also served on the Oversight Committee of ReBuild Houston – a citywide initiative aimed at renewing the city’s flooding and street infrastructure.
Through his work, Dwight has been able to help community organizations and citizens in their effort to make a difference in the world we live in today. As a small business owner, Dwight has acquired insight into what it takes to run a business and gained the appreciation of just how important business development is to the economic vitality of the community. As Councilmember he has and will continue to use that insight to help create a better, more prosperous community for District D and Houston as a whole.
A native Houstonian and lifelong resident of District D, Dwight attended and graduated from Houston Independent School District public schools including, Turner Elementary, Whidby Elementary, Cullen Jr. High, and Stephen F. Austin High School. He then went on to earn his BBA in Marketing from the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University.
Dwight and Genora, his wife of over 30 years, reside in the heart of District D. They thoroughly enjoy serving their community by working with organizations such as SHAPE Community Center, the NAACP, and several other non-profits.