The Commissioner

COMMISSIONER TOM S. RAMSEY, P.E.


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Commissioner Tom Ramsey was elected to serve as County Commissioner for Harris County Precinct 3 in November of 2020. His office is responsible for maintaining approximately 47% of all unincorporated Harris County roads. This includes 6,750 lane miles of roadway, 68 parks, 10 Community and Nature Centers, and 9 hike and bike trails, including the nation's longest urban-forested corridor - the Spring Creek Greenway. Commissioner Ramsey's Engineering team currently manages $390M worth of construction in capital improvement projects.

With over 40 years of experience as a Professional Engineer serving more than 50 Texas cities and 20 counties, Ramsey brings forth proven solutions and knows what works and what doesn’t.

He has a long track record of improving the safety, infrastructure, livability, and financial health of the communities he serves. An award-winning civil engineer turned public servant, Commissioner Ramsey listens to you, his constituents, and ensures you’re represented at every Commissioners Court. He has led a city, companies, key action groups, and more throughout his career.

Ramsey served as the Mayor of Spring Valley Village from 2012-2020. During his tenure, he reduced the city’s tax rate by 21%, invested more than $38 million in infrastructure, and oversaw Spring Valley’s climb to becoming the safest neighborhood in Harris County, according to FBI statistics. In 2017, he was awarded Public Official of the Year by the University of Houston. A trusted expert who is often called upon by community leaders, he served on the Harris County Storm Water Task Force and the Imelda Assistance Fund Board.

Now as County Commissioner, Ramsey continues to prioritize safer neighborhoods, lowering taxes, and improving infrastructure.

  • He launched a Crime Task Force earlier this year, which is comprised of over a dozen law enforcement agencies from County and City jurisdictions, to combat the rising crime rate.
  • In addition to his strong advocacy for law enforcement, Commissioner Ramsey works closely with local, state, and federal partners to find innovative solutions for flood risk reduction - the most notable being “The Big Drain,” a proven concept of large underground tunnels that would move water to the drainage outfalls.
  • Additionally, Ramsey led in securing the most significant tax revenue decrease supported by all 5 Commissioners Court members.

Outside of him serving the public as Commissioner, Ramsey’s strong faith drives his work at Second Baptist Houston, where he serves as a deacon, teaches two classes, and is Treasurer on the board of Loving Kids, a local initiative launched to help underserved Houston children.

Ramsey is a native of Crockett, Texas, a resident of Harris County for over 30 years, and a graduate of Texas A & M University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He and his wife, Marsha, have three children and seven grandchildren.