Government

Mayor and City Council

2024 Council group TEMP - CopyThe governing body of the City of Conroe shall be a Mayor-Council composed of five (5) Councilmen and a Mayor elected at large from the City of Conroe as hereinafter provided. As hereinafter used in the charter, the word Council shall be construed to mean a Mayor and five (5) Councilmen. Pursuant to its provisions and subject only to the limitations imposed by the State Constitution and Statues and by this charter, all powers of the City shall be vested in the elected council which shall enact local legislation, adopt budgets, determine policies and execute the laws and administer the government of the City. All powers of the City shall be exercised in the manner prescribed by the charter, or if the manner be not prescribed then in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance. State law reference - Home rule, V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 5.004.

Mayor Duke W. Coon

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The Mayor can be reached at: P.O. Box 3066, Conroe, TX 77305; by phone at (936) 522-3010; by fax at (936) 522-3009 or by email.

Mayor Duke W. Coon

Councilman David Hairel

Place 1 - Term expires 5/2028
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Councilwoman Shana R. Arthur

Place 2 - Term expires 5/2028
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Mayor Pro Tem Harry Hardman

Place 3 - Term expires 5/2026
Harry Hardman 4X3 - CopyOriginally from El Paso, Texas, Harry Hardman, and his wife Paula moved to Houston in 1991, became property owners in Montgomery County in 1998, and became fulltime residents of Conroe in 2004. They have been blessed with two married children, their spouses, and two grandchildren they love to spoil.

 Mr. Hardman has enjoyed a very successful career in technology, having held several key sales leadership positions with global companies such as Nortel Networks, Foundry Networks, Brocade Communications and SalesTalk Technologies. He is currently Vice President of Sales for High Wire Networks, a technology services company.

Mr. Hardman has always been very active and interested in water issues in Texas, having served on several MUD boards for almost two decades prior to serving as past President of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, where he was serving his second term prior to joining Council. Mr. Hardman has been a member of the Advisory Board at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University for the past 20 years and looks forward to helping recruit future graduates to Conroe.

Mr. Hardman is also very active at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where he has served as past Chair of the Pastoral Council and co-Director for the Men’s ACTs retreat. He is also a Eucharistic Minister, a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, and a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.

 Mr. Hardman’s top priorities for the City of Conroe are:

  • Working to restore affordable water rates.
  • Focusing on strategic, sustainable growth by investing in projects that will create the most value for Conroe.
  • Working to preserve the natural beauty of Conroe.
  • Ensuring the safety of our first responders and our citizens.
  • Maintaining fiscal prudence and transparency and making all votes based on sound fiscal policy


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Mayor Pro Tem Harry Hardman

Councilman Howard Wood

Place 4 - Term expires 5/2026

Howard Wood 4X3 - CopyGrowing up in Brownwood, TX, Howard learned the value of a solid work ethic, personal responsibility, and perseverance.  He ultimately earned the rank of Eagle Scout.  With a strong desire to serve his country, Howard graduated high school on a Friday and entered the United States Marine Corps that following Sunday. 

Howard is a committed husband married 14 years to his wife Vanette, a 2000 graduate of Conroe High School. Together, they work to keep strong Christian values the center of their family. 

They chose to call Conroe home and raise their three strong, determined, and confident daughters here.  “We’re excited about the opportunities our daughters have here and we’re committed to making our city even better for future generations”.

 Howard has built a solid reputation for being very approachable, a person who gets things done and is willing to take on big challenges.

Howard has fulfilled campaign commitments to stop clear cutting of our trees and establish a tree ordinance for responsible development, preserving Conroe’s natural beauty and also voting to lower your taxes as promised.  All of this in less than 3 months into his term.

His campaign promises are:

  • Fight Against Tax Increases
  • Fight Against High Water Rates
  • Keep Cost in Line with Budgets
  • Back the Fire, Police and Emergency Response unapologetically
  • Improve Safety of All Residents in Our Community
  • Fight to Protect Our Natural Resources
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M and built a successful career in oil & gas drilling as an entrepreneur.

Further Service to Our Community

Howard also serves as a Director at the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park, Chairman of the KidzQ Competition for the Montgomery County Fair Association and dedicates significant time to mentoring entrepreneurs and serving our Veterans. 

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Councilman Howard Wood

Councilwoman Marsha Porter

Place 5 - Term expires 5/2026

Marsha  4X3 - CopyMarsha Porter has been serving the Citizens of Conroe for much of her life.  She previously served on Conroe City Council for eight years from 2008-2016.  She is a former Conroe Industrial Development Corporation board member and has been a part of Conroe's financial committee as well as a former member of the personnel committee.

Councilwoman Porter is proud to be a former member of Conroe's City Insurance Committee and the Tourist Council.   She has been dedicated to the Arts and Culture in Conroe and is currently the Arts Liaison for the City of Conroe.

Councilwoman Porter is a retired educator of 39 years, all in Conroe ISD, where her career included being the Athletic Director and has led her to be a member of the Lions Club for retired teachers and member of the Conroe Retired Teachers Organization.

Councilwoman Porter is dedicated to furthering her service to the Citizens of Conroe and continuing to pave the way for future growth.

Her priorities have always been and will continue to be:

  • Low Tax Rate;
  • Continue the fight for low water rates;
  • Ensure the safety of the community is a priority;
  • Develop new infrastructure as well as repairing old infrastructure;
  • Strengthen and enforce conservative tree ordinance
  • Assist our local businesses recover from the economic effects of the COVID-19 virus;
  • Continue to attract large companies to the area that will bring in more jobs and tax revenue.
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Councilwoman Marsha Porter