Power Top Ten #10 (Montgomery County): Conroe Mayor Jody Czajkoski

Power Top Ten #10 (Montgomery County): Conroe Mayor Jody Czajkoski

Image: Left to right, Conroe Mayor Jody Czajkoski, Mayor Pro Tem Raymond McDonald, and Brandon Polk at Plus-Forty-Fitness in Conroe.

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports

Montgomery County, December 1 – Jody Czajkoski, Mayor of Conroe and a successful real estate developer and entrepreneur, is the Tenth Most Powerful of the Power Top Ten, the ten most powerful people in Montgomery County.

The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, continues the tradition of listing the Power Top Ten, the ten most powerful people in Montgomery County. The Power Top Ten doesn’t commemorate the ten best people in Montgomery County necessarily, but the most powerful people who are actually able to accomplish political, business, or policy goals. In other words, she or he can get things done in Montgomery County. This year is the fifth that The Golden Hammer is publishing this list. In 2016, the former Publisher of this newspaper published the list on social media before this newspaper began.

When Czajkoski ran for Mayor in 2020, he assured voters that “It’s Conroe’s Time to Shine!” That theme, which Mayor Czajkoski mentions in almost every public speech he gives, has continued to serve as his slogan as Mayor, a job for which he seems to fit naturally.

Much to the surprise of many Conroe city employees, Czajkoski has been an advocate and friend not only to the Conroe Police Officers, who largely backed him in the mayoral election, but also to the city staff in general. Morale amongst city employees seems at an all-time high, as Czajkoski has made good service to Conroe’s citizens by friendly public servants his number one priority.

Many Conroe residents, particularly members of some of Conroe’s oldest families, had been highly suspicious of Czajkoski’s motives when he ran for Mayor. They accused him of wanting to turn the City of Conroe into his own personal real estate development.

Czajkoski has shown those doubters wrong. There is no question that he’s worked hard to revitalize downtown Conroe in a way which benefits all of Conroe’s residents. The Mayor has showered Conroe’s citizens enormous attention and has proved himself a good listener as well as a good leader.

Czajkoski was instrumental in bringing the University of St. Thomas to the Conroe area. He also had a major hand, as a member of the City Council before he won election as Mayor in the plans to bring a major performing arts venue to the area under the direction of the City government.

Unquestionably, real estate developers and downtown business owners are excited about the direction of Conroe. Nevertheless, Czajkoski is not only a real estate developer or a “real estate developer’s mayor,” because he has shown during his first year in office that he listens to the broad spectrum of citizen concerns.

The Mayor displayed his keen concern for quality of life in his work to improve mobility on Dallas Street. Rather than focusing on merely widening the road, Czajkoski revealed a sensitivity for safety and the neighbors living near the project, before the City Council voted to proceed.

Similarly, Czajkoski showed great leadership in his efforts to guide the old Montgomery County Hospital on First Street along a positive path which will improve the neighborhood and give that large building site some economic viability and stability for many years to come.

Czajkoski has taken his background as a developer and shown a steady willingness to listen to community members while guiding Conroe forward towards a much shinier future.

Mayor Czajkoski gets things done in Montgomery County’s seat.





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