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The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Candidate Forum
for The Woodlands Township Board of Directors Candidates


 (The Woodlands, TX) – On Thursday, October 12, 2023, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Woodlands Online to host a Candidate Forum at Sam Houston State University-The Woodlands Center.  The forum featured candidates running for The Woodlands Township Board of Directors Positions 5,6 & 7 which will be on the November 7, 2023 ballot. Sean K. Thompson, Woodlands Online News Editor, moderated the event.

The event featured an overview of Constitutional Amendments on the ballot, candidate opening statements as well as Q&A from Thompson and the audience.  A live fact checker was present to monitor and verify candidate statements.

The following candidates participated in the forum:

    • Tricia Danto, Position 5 Candidate
    • Ann K. Snyder, Position 6 Candidate
    • Tom Chumbley, Position 7 Candidate
    • Cindy Heiser, Position 7 Candidate

The candidates discussed their positions on a wide range of topics including the Conroe Independent School District Bond, the role of Village Association Boards, budget priorities for the Township and how to best manage the tremendous growth in The Woodlands area. Time was also spent on public safety, incorporation and natural resources like water.

J.J. Hollie, President & CEO of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce made the following statement about why the Chamber hosted the forum:

“As the voice of business in the area, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to keeping our region competitive, improving the business climate and advancing policies that create a more prosperous environment. The Chamber understands that elections impact business and local elections have the most impact. It’s crucial that voters and business leaders educate themselves so that their vote is an informed vote.”

Watch the full Candidate Forum HERE.



About The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce 

As the largest business association in Greater Houston, we represent more than 1,300 area employers on the local, county, state and national level. We work to improve the area’s economy by advocating for the business community, creating marketing and connection opportunities, serving as a professional and community resource and supporting local nonprofits. For more information, visit


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