Accomplishments of Carl Joiner

Carl’s dedication to service in the community of Kemah is based on his strong commitment to progress and economic strength for the long-term success of residents and businesses.

As Mayor and City Council Member Carl has an outstanding record of achievements including:

· Former Kemah Mayor, re-elected in May 2021 for a second term

· Former Kemah City councilmember for 3 years

· Lowered Property taxes

· President of the Kemah Community Development Corporation

· Past President of Kemah Emergency Service Board

· Emergency Management Director for Kemah

· Negotiated $2 million 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

· Communicates regularly with Kemah Residents through the Mayor’s Newsletter, personally paid for and distributed    by Mayor Joiner

· Maintaining no debt for the City of Kemah

· Works to maintain a minimum of one year’s budget in city reserves

· Renovated and added on to Kemah 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

· Negotiated 1 1/3 Acre lot, at no cost, for the City at the corner of Evergreen Memorial Parkway and Ralph Gordy            Ave.,  $300,000 value added to the city

· Organized the 5 Year Capital Improvement Plan

· Formed Team Kemah, combining efforts of City Hall, Police and Fire Departments

· Added a 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