Nominating Organization: Boys and Girls Clubs of
Title: Fort Bend County Commissioner Precinct 2
Commissioner Prestage is a member of the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, representing Precinct 2 in Texas which includes portions of Houston, Missouri City and Stafford. Prestage assumed office in 1991; marking the first time that an African American served on the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court since the 1880’s reconstruction period. During his tenure in office, the Commissioner has been involved in the development of numerous county facilities including parks, community centers, libraries, annex buildings and major mobility projects.
Commissioner Prestage has been a community partner of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston for over 20 years. During this time, the commissioner has built two publicly owned Boys and Girls Clubs that are privately operated by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. He identified a need for dependable safe havens for Fort Bend County youth and teens and forged a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. Thanks to the Commissioner, Boys & Girls Clubs of America programs and services are available to over 4,000 youth and teens in Fort Bend County annually.
In 2017, the Commissioner built a new gym at the Stafford Boys & Girls Club. The new gym provided additional space for programs and activities and allowed the Club to increase average daily attendance from 200 to over 300 youth and teens daily. The construction of the new gym is estimated at over $1,000,000.