Accomplishments of Carl Joiner


Carl believes in Service to Others and the Community he lives and works in.  Carl’s dedication to service, for the betterment of Kemah and the surrounding communities, is based on his strong commitment to serve AND move Kemah forward in the right direction.

As Mayor and City Council Member

  • Former Kemah Mayor for 4 years and was re-elected for a new 2 year term in May of 2021
  • Former Kemah City councilmember for 3 years.
  • Lowered Property taxes 5 cents while Mayor
  • President of the Kemah Community Development Corporation for 2 ½ years
  • Past President of Kemah Emergency Service Board
  • Emergency Management Director for Kemah
  • Negotiated $2,000,000.00 worth of right of way on the west side of 146 between 96 and 2094, at no cost to the City
  • Assisted in moving Tookies Hamburgers from Seabrook to Kemah
  • Negotiated along with Council to bring Shoppes of Kemah to Kemah
  • Negotiated 1 1/3 Acre lot, at no cost, for the City at the corner of Evergreen Memorial Parkway and Ralph Gordy Ave., Value – $300,000
  • Communicated with Kemah Residents through the Quarterly Mayor Newsletter
  • City of Kemah had no debt
  • Worked to keep minimum of one year’s budget in city coffers
  • Renovated and Added on to City Hall and Police Station with approval of Council
  • Renovated the City Parking Lot and added Restrooms to the Visitor Center with approval of Council
  • Organized the Kemah Business Alliance
  • Organized 5 Year Capital Improvement Plan
  • Formed Team Kemah where all City Hall, Police and Fire Department worked together for Kemah
  • Worked with Pat Hallisey, Mayor of League City to organize the 13 Area Mayors to work together for the entire Region
  • Added Basketball Court at Foster Park with Council approval
  • Negotiated with TX DOT for left hand turn at Kemah Village
  • Negotiated 57 Acre Nature Park Lease with Galveston County
  • Worked on Plan for Kemah Boat Ramp & Golf Cart Access
  • Collaborated with Stewart Elementary on “Mayor for a Day” and “Leader in Me”
  • Worked with Galveston County Commissions Court to extend Bel Road using $400,000 County funds received from the County Bond Issue
  • Anders Street widening and drainage was approved in the Community Improvement District to begin in October 2018 (Nothing has happened!)



  • Chairman/President/CEO of a successful business for 44 years
  • Registered Architect in the State of Texas
  • Past President of the Local Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
  • Member of the American Institute of Architects
  • Member of the Texas Association of Architects
  • Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Board ( allows me to be registered in any state)


Community Service


  • Chairman – Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership
  • Served on the Convention and Visitors Bureau Board
  • Chairman – Clear Creek Education Foundation
  • Serving on George P. Bush Coastal Spine Committee
  • Board Member – Chris Reed Foundation
  • Past Chairman – Clear Lake Area Chamber
  • Treasurer – League City Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman’s Award 2020 – League City Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Rotary Paul Harris Fellow
  • Past Board Member – YMCA
  • Past Chairman – Friends of Scouting
  • Member Bay Ara Houston Economic Partnership
  • Past Sam Walton Award for Integrity in Business
  • Past Businessman of the Year Award – Lone Star College
  • Past Citizen of the Year Award – Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Elder – Presbyterian Church
  • Past Chair – American Heart Walk
  • Past Volunteer of the Year – YMCA
  • Past Chair – Lone Star College Education Foundation


Letter from Chairman of BAYTRAN – Carl Joiner to President Biden March 10, 2021