Marquette Greene-Scott

Effective & Proven Leadership

About

INTEGRITY & PROVEN LEADERSHIP

Marquette
Greene-Scott

Marquette Greene-Scott is currently Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Iowa Colony, Texas, holding Position 3 on the city council. Marquette was born to Beatrice Greene and the late Joseph Greene (a Vietnam Veteran who served three tours of duty) in Opelousas, Louisiana. She is the youngest of five children and the proud mother of a 24-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn. Marquette is also a newlywed, having recently married Lisco Scott, an IT Professional.

A Louisiana native, Marquette relocated to Texas in 2010 in search of better economic opportunities so that she could provide for her daughter. As a one-time single mother, she understands the financial and emotional needs of families, as well as the tremendous importance of community. Marquette has lived by the African proverb, “It takes a village.” She would not have been able to work and be there for her daughter without the help of her family and friends. Marquette moved to Sterling Lakes at Iowa Colony in 2019 because she was looking for an area with the character of a small town but accessible to the city of Houston. Having grown up in a small town, she saw Iowa Colony as home: an escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Marquette is a graduate of Southern University and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, both located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Marquette has taught mathematics in high school (East Baton Rouge Parish School System & Alief ISD) and college (Southeastern Louisiana University & Southern University) for a total of 14 years.

After teaching for several years, Marquette decided to pursue her other lifelong ambition of becoming an attorney. Marquette entered law school when Kaitlyn was only 18 months old. It was a daunting task, but failure was never an option. After graduation, Marquette became licensed in Louisiana and started practicing law. In 2016, she passed the Texas Bar. Marquette now practices in both states, primarily focusing on commercial litigation, family law, personal injury, and probate/succession law. The family and probate/succession practices allow her to help families in need with cost-effective and skilled representation.

Marquette is passionate about finding party-neutral solutions to the issues and challenges faced by her constituents.  She does her homework and makes decisions based on research and a deep understanding of what is best for her community.  She looks forward to bringing the lessons she has learned as a mom, a lawyer, a city council member, and Mayor Pro Tem to representing the residents of Texas 22nd congressional district.

LEADERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate of Southern University (Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education-Mathematics, 1993; Master of Science, Mathematics, 1997)

Graduate of Paul M. Hebert Law Center (Juris Doctorate/Bachelor of Civil Law, (2004)

Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Alpha Kappa Omega Graduate Chapter

14 years teaching experience including both high school and college

Served as Mathematics Department Chair, East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Small Business Owner, Marquette Greene-Young, Attorney at Law; Of Counsel, Griffin Law Firm, PLLC (Houston, R. Jason Griffin, Managing Attorney)

19 Years Practicing Law

Houston Volunteer Lawyers

My Vision & Mission

What I Believe

Iowa Colony is an expanding community and needs to be ready to accommodate both residential and commercial growth. I use my personal and professional experiences to make a difference in this community and continue working to help it grow smartly.

Iowa Colony is the 2nd fastest growing city in the state of Texas and the fastest growing city in Brazoria County. Such dramatic growth causes a strain on infrastructure. Residents of Iowa Colony now must deal with traffic issues, frequent light flickers along with power and internet outages. These are the pains of a growing city. Growth is inevitable for if we stop growing, we cease to exist. As a council member I work diligently to help find innovative ways to grow. This includes working with the business community, including developers, to develop infrastructure growth including communication technology such as cell phone and Wi-Fi services. Since the pandemic, more people are working from home and these services are essential. Additionally, the traumatic effects of the events resulting from Winter Storm Uri highlight the importance of local government being more actively involved in the infrastructure of our community. We must put people before profit and hold us, as elected officials, accountable.

Economic growth and infrastructure go hand in hand. It is important that the mayor and city council work together to drive where and how growth occurs by dealing with zoning and density levels. With population growth, more services such as gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, etc. become necessary. We should not have to drive 30 minutes to go to a grocery store. The newly built businesses are a good start, but we have to do better to attract more businesses into the city which will generate revenue and help to fund the increasing infrastructure needs. We must do this while maintaining a rural, small-town identity. We must create an environment where we all thrive.

To build a strong community, we must bridge the gap between all communities of Iowa Colony. It does not matter where you live, on a farm or in a subdivision, we all want what is best for Iowa Colony. It starts with getting to know our neighbors. We can work together to help our city reach its fullest potential. The city along with area businesses should sponsor events and activities for families to come out and get to know each other. As a city councilwoman, I have made it my mission to proactively reach out to all community members and work diligently to create events and activities here in Iowa Colony for our citizens. I worked with Land Tejas, the developer for Sterling Lakes and Sierra Vista, to bring the city together for Iowa Colony Day at Sterling Lakes. It was a huge success!

As the daughter of a Veteran, I understand the importance of providing support to those who sacrificed so much for us to have the freedoms that we enjoy daily. I have been a co-organizer for the City’s Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day events. Additionally, I am a part of Coffee Talk – Support Service Network, which aims to bring together a community of organizations to discuss solutions, ideas, resources, and best practices in an effort to make a positive impact on the lives of veterans.

"God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called"

Contact

PO Box 734,
Rosharon, TX 77583
info@marquettegreenescott.com
832.713.6308

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