Howdy there. My Name is Clay Burton. I was born in Galveston County, Tx in 1963 and have lived in Hitchcock Tx. for at least 40 years now. but only the past year or so I have become a very active volunteer in local community services here in Hitchcock.
I am a new member of The Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce, and founder/administrator of the very diverse and growing Facebook forum
"The Future Of Hitchcock" (Times The Are a-Changin) group.
I am also a Texas Peer Recover Coach class graduate volunteer working with clients and peers in HIV education/prevention, mental/emotional challenges, and substance use addiction. A program designed based on positive and spiritual solutions for living life on life terms successfully with one recovered persons experience working with the newly recovering.
One very big achievement for Hitchcok was The HPD Chiefs initiative to create the first CPA (Citizens Police Academy) classes where resident graduates are educated and informed on daily Law enforcement.duites and routine performances.. The goal is to develop an understanding for the public and bridge communication, to appreciate each other's needs In turn, working together with the citizens to help serve the dept so they can better serve us. We The People. to be apart of instead of apart from I am so proud to be among the first graduating class of the CPA and now an Alumni of the association CPAAA The class was so popular that the second class was scheduled for last April pre-COVID-19 and since delayed until further notice. However, the dept is still actively accepting applications
I attend City Council meetings regularly and regard myself as a local and informative social media source as well as an inspirational cheerleader! I am always interacting with citizens and neighbors daily for keeping up with Hitchcock's current events.
I invite you to read our Facebook group description. It sums up our vision as we move forward into the future with the ongoing and incoming 2020-2040 city plans and comprehensive changes. Our town is more diverse than ever largely due to our HPD Police Chief "Willmon (Smitty) Smith" in coordination with our cities Municipal leader's economic management.
Our population is vastly growing all around us and that means prosperity as well as new challenges. I have taken it upon myself the self-appointed role and desire to renew the minds, beliefs, and trust of our residents by witnessing real and sustainable progress.
God gave me an incredible new life today that I never would ever have imagined before. With only one directive. "In order to keep the wonderful happiness that I have been given, I must pay it forward to the next person in need! Aside from my Free Will, it's not a choice for me, and its so much fun giving back Woo Hoo!
Hitchcock, (understandably) has had somewhat of a stigma attached to our town from the past and from the old ways of doing business. But I ask our residents to look around and see the ground floor opportunities to make Hitchcock a shining example in Galveston County.
Never before in our history has the timing been so right. Positivity is in demand and sells itself. If I can assist you in any way to highlight the good news of our city as a private citizen and volunteer, then please by all means, feel free to contact me.
Facebook group: The Future Of Hitchcock (Times They Are a-Changin)
The City of Hitchcock is located on Hwy 6 in Galveston County 10 north of Galveston and 30 miles south of Houston.
Hitchcock is a city in Galveston County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,386 at the 2000 census. Hitchcock was created as a station of the railroad between Galveston and Houston in 1873 and around the turn of the 20th century became a vegetable shipping center. The settlement's economy crashed in the 1930s after insect plagues in the surrounding areas, and the area stayed impoverished until the establishment of both an anti-aircraft training base and the Hitchcock Naval Air Station at the beginning of World War II.