[Watch video below of Cypress Creek’s Co-Founders talking about how it all began 41 years ago]
Following the August meeting of Emergency Services District 11, community leaders attended a meet and greet with newly elected commissioners Tommy Ripley and Robert Pinard and newly re-elected commissioner Karen Plummer along with Commissioners Fred Grundmeyer and Lynn LeBouef. Cypress Creek EMS Co-Founders Cliff and Kati Woodward were among those in attendance.
ESD Commissioner Robert Pinard talking with Landon Reed from Jack Cagle’s Office
ESD Commissioner Lynn LeBouef with CCEMS Board Members Jim Cravens and David Patton
ESD 11 Commissioner Fred Grundmeyer with J.P. Chief Clerk Teresa DuBose and Genesis Turner of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce
Kati and Cliff Woodward with CCEMS Clinical Mgr. Lisa Aulbert, Executive Director Brad England and Board President Ruben Gonzales
ESD 11 President Tommy Ripley and Ken Latimer
CCEMS Board Members David King and Jim Cravens with CCEMS Medic Margaret Bridges
ESD 11 VP Karen Plummer and Tommy Ripley
Ken Latimer and CCEMS Board Member David Billings
CCEMS Founders Kati and Cliff Woodward with ESD 11 Commissioner Lynn LeBouef
Following the reception the commissioners and the Woodwards were introduced to the entire staff of CCEMS, including both paid employees and volunteers.
CCEMS Executive Director Brad England introduces ESD Commissioners to staff
CCEMS Founders Kati and Cliff Woodwards
Standing Ovation for Cliff and Kati Woodward
Full house for Staff Meeting
Employees listening to Board President Ruben Gonzales
CCEMS President Ruben Gonzales Adresses Staff
The staff greeted Co-founders Cliff and Kati Woodward with cheers and a standing ovation. They were introduced by Operations Supervisor Jeff Taylor. They told the story about how CCEMS began with the death of one of their neighbors, a 48-year-old man who died of a heart attack waiting on a private ambulance. Here’s a video of the Woodwards’ comments.
To read more about Cypress Creek’s history click here