|Cecil Willis, Jr.|
Cecil Willis, Jr. was born in Comfort, TX and grew up in nearby San Antonio, TX. Cecil went to Texas A & M University in College Station, TX and graduated with a BS Degree in Horticultural Science in 1966. Upon graduation, Cecil went to work for the City of Houston in the Parks and Recreation Department as the City Horticulturist from 1966-1971. Upon leaving the City of Houston, Cecil worked from 1971-1972 for Pampered Lawns, a landscape/maintenance company. In 1972, Cecil was offered a job with Quail Valley Fund, Inc. as the Fund’s Executive Director and continues with them to present.
Cecil and his family moved to Stafford, TX March 1, 1975. He was elected to the Fort Bend Water Control and Improvement District #2 (WC&ID #2) Board in 1976 and served until 1979 when he was elected to the Stafford City Council and served until 1995. He left the Stafford City Council for a brief time to pursue other aspirations and was re-elected to the Stafford City Council in 2000 and continues to serve. Cecil currently serves as a Director on the Houston-Galveston Area Council.
Cecil is very active in the community scene as well as the governmental scene. He has served as a Director on the Fort Bend County Fair Association Board since 1988 and was President of the Association in 1995. Mr. Willis serves as a Director on the Texas Association of Fairs and Events Board and has been with the Stafford-Missouri City Lions Club as an active member for over 30 years. He is currently the President of the Club.
Cecil and his wife are both very strong advocates of education as can be seen by their active participation in the Stafford Municipal School District, not only at the administrative level, but in the volunteer and student level as well. He and his wife attend most of the functions presented by the school, its teachers and especially, its students. Cecil is also a Board member on the Fort Bend County Texas A & M Club which works to provide scholarships for students to attend Texas A & M University.
Cecil enjoys being with his family, working in the yard, working with livestock and helping young people with their FFA and 4-H projects. His real love is Texas A & M football and any other Texas A & M function or athletic event.