Meet your 2012-2013 Silk Stocking National Historic District President, David Bowers! David is a licensed Texas attorney and a Texas Realtor. His childhood was spent in Kansas and later, he graduated from high school in Vermont. He graduated from college and law school in Kansas and moved to Houston in 1978 to join Stewart Title Company. David managed their downtown commercial closing office until 1989 when he got into real estate brokerage and thankfully for all of us, moved to Galveston! David has served as the 2010 President of the Galveston Association of Realtors, and served on the Galveston City Council (1994-2000) and the Galveston Wharves Board (1998-2000) and was instrumental in bringing back the cruise ship industry to Galveston. A member of the Rotary Club of Galveston, Elks Lodge #126, and a big brother in the Big Brother, Big Sister program, David has also served as the 2009-2010 President of the Galveston Historical Foundation, and received the Distinguished Volunteer Service Award from GHF, reflecting his passion for and commitment to historic preservation on our island. Indeed, David rode out Hurricane Ike in 2008 in his 1899 Victorian home on 25th Street and subsequently served on the Ike Recovery Committee.
While known as the “King of Open Houses,” David is known to all of us in the Silk Stocking District as a wonderful neighbor! We look forward to his strong leadership in the upcoming year!