Mr. Zimmerman is a Senior Consultant for Halff Associates, Inc., a Texas-based civil engineering consulting firm founded in 1950. He has extensive business experience, having served in senior management positions in a number of different industries. He is active in his community and has been involved in the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Literacy Council of Fort Bend and Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority.
Councilman Zimmerman was elected the 10th Mayor of Sugar Land on June 11, 2016 after serving four years as the At-Large, Position 2, City Councilman. He currently serves on the Economic Development Committee, Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Land-Use Task Force, Sugar Land Development Corporation Board and as the COSL representative on the HGAC Board and Transportation Policy Council. Prior to being elected to City Council, he was a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for eight years, serving six years as Chairman. He is a 2015 graduate of the Sugar Land Regional Airport Academy.
Mr. Zimmerman earned his BSCE from UH and MBA from Houston Baptist University. He and his wife of almost 42 years, Nancy, have lived in Sugar Land since 1990 and are active members of Second Baptist Church Woodway. Their daughter, Allison, her husband Chris Wallace, granddaughter Emmy and grandson Campbell live in Houston.
4771 Sweetwater Blvd. #190
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Mobile: (832) 755-9790
Years in City: 27 Years
First elected in 2012 at the age of 35, Councilman Himesh Gandhi was the youngest councilman to be elected in a citywide vote. He has served on numerous City Council committees and was also a member of the task force that spearheaded the development of the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land—an iconic concert and performance hall that opened last year.
Other successes and projects launched by the city during Gandhi’s previous term include the successful annexations of Greatwood and New Territory, the acquisition of a former prison site for redevelopment, the completion of drainage projects and the return to normal operations after the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.
Gandhi is an attorney and shareholder with the law firm Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC. He is board certified in commercial real estate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has served leading roles in numerous community organizations. In 2015, he was honored by the Houston Business Journal as one of the region’s 40 Under 40 young leaders.
Gandhi earned a BBA from Houston Baptist University and his law degree from the South Texas College of Law Houston. He and his wife Farrah and son Jaiden live in the Telfair neighborhood.