North Houston District Parks and Recreation Manager Among This Year’s “Women of Excellence”

The North Houston District’s Parks and Recreation Manager, Treena Dockery, was recently honored with a “Woman of Excellence” award by the Federation of Houston Professional Women. She was this year’s honoree from the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) – Greenspoint Chapter.

 Dockery currently serves as Vice President of the ABWA Board and has previously served as secretary and president of the organization. “Although it is an individual award, I truly believe that it is my chapter’s award,” she said. “My chapter has had a big hand in motivating and supporting me in obtaining professional development. It has helped me in my career and I am truly honored.”

ABWA – Greenspoint Chapter President Keisha Beasley has been proud to witness Dockery’s professional growth over the years. “She has blossomed from her beginning as an employee, having worked all the way up to being in charge of Greenspoint’s parks, We are overjoyed to have her as our nominee.” Beasley added that Dockery is truly deserving of the recognition. “You would probably see her picture next to excellence in the dictionary. She is always doing whatever she can on behalf of our organization and she is a role model to others.”

The Federation of Houston Professional Women in an alliance of diverse women’s professional organizations. Its Women of Excellence annual event honors outstanding business women from the member organizations and raises scholarship funds for women in the Houston area. Dr. Melanie Brown is President of the group and further explained, “Each organization acknowledges a woman from their group and we spotlight their achievements throughout the year. One of the main purposes of our gala is to have a number of sponsorships to raise funds for educational opportunities and help women in need in their own academic journeys.”

As the parks and recreation manager for the North Houston District, Dockery oversees the operations of the area’s parks including North Houston Skate Park, the largest skate park in North America. Prior to her current role, Dockery supported the District’s Operations, Planning and Infrastructure department as project administrator, where she was responsible for the coordination of various code enforcement, field services, and facilities activities.

She also currently serves as the Vice Chair of the organization’s Houston Area Council. Previous positions with ABWA also include” co-chair for the Fundraising Committee for the Business Associate Event as well as member of the hospitality, membership and nominating committees. She is affiliated with several other organizations that promote leadership and community involvement.

Dockery is a graduate of both the Harris County Citizen’s Police Academy and Leadership North Houston. An avid sports advocate since college, she uses her passion for youth sports by volunteering with the Aldine-Greenspoint YMCA, which also utilizes the North Houston Skate Park as a venue for its Teen Achievers program, and the Southwest Juniors Volleyball Club. Dockery studied physical education at Eastern New Mexico University.

To view pictures of the 2016 Women of Excellence Gala, check out the District’s Facebook page.

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