Founded in 1991, the Woodcrest Neighborhood Civic Association (WNCA) represents Woodcrest Houston, which consists of nearly 1,100 households in Houston, Texas. WNCA membership consists of property owners, renting residents, and business owners who live and operate in the Woodcrest Houston neighborhood, which was established in 1910.
WNCA strives to create and maintain a safe and livable neighborhood in Woodcrest Houston by:
- Being aware of and taking action on detrimental or dangerous activities (criminal, environmental, etc).
- Communicating and advocating for the Woodcrest neighborhood with the proper government agency, department or organization to guarantee representation to secure necessary services and benefits.
- Being a reliable resource for civic information.
- Encouraging connections and cooperation among property owners, renting residents, and business owners.
WNCA was founded in 1991 as a state-chartered nonprofit association representing the residents of Woodcrest Houston. The original neighborhood of Woodcrest was founded in 1910, and now consists Woodcrest Annex, Adam Clay 2, and Hopper, along with portions of the Conklin and Cottage Grove subdivisions. The official boundaries of the Woodcrest Houston neighborhood today are as follows:
From Allen Street, the railroad tracks and I-10 on the north to Washington Avenue on the south;
from Washington Avenue/Westcott Street on the west to T.C. Jester Blvd. on the east.
WNCA is one of the ten constituent neighborhood groups represented by the Super Neighborhood 22 Council (www.SN22.org), which was established in 2000. Woodcrest Houston is currently represented by Houston City Council Member Abbie Kamin, District C. Other City Council Members that represent Woodcrest Houston’s neighborhood interests are Sallie Alcorn, At-Large Position 5; Letitia Plummer, At-Large Position 4; Michael Kubosh, At-Large Position 3; David W. Robinson, At-Large Position 2; and Mike Knox, At-Large Position 1. At the county level, Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle, Precinct 4 is the representative for Woodcrest Houston. At the state level, the Woodcrest Houston neighborhood is represented by Texas State Senator John Whitmire, District 15; and Texas State Representative Ann Johnson, District 134.
The current WNCA board that represents Woodcrest Houston are as follows:
- Brad Cramer, President
- Philip Temple, Vice President
- Shaun McDade Nelson, Treasurer
- Melissa Richardson Banks, Secretary
To join the board, become a member, and have voting rights on key neighborhood decisions, you must live and/or own property within the official boundaries of the WNCA and Woodcrest Houston, which are located in the zip code of 77007.
The Woodcrest Neighborhood Civic Association is a proud founder of the Washington-on-Westcott (W.O.W.) Roundabout Initiative, a public-private partnership with the City of Houston. Since 2017, the W.O.W. Roundabout has been managed and maintained by the City of Houston. The four neighborhoods that encircle the W.O.W. Roundabout are Woodcrest Houston, Rice Military, Camp Logan, and Crestwood.