Kevin Cole has been sworn in as the Mayor for the City of Pearland, following the local election that took place on November 3rd. Cole was sworn in by Judge Letitia Farnie on Tuesday, November 17 during an Election Canvassing meeting of the Pearland City Council.
As Pearland’s mayor, Cole will serve as the presiding officer of the Pearland City Council and be recognized as the head of the City for all ceremonial purposes.
“I am deeply humbled and honored the citizens elected me as the next mayor of our great city,” Cole said. “I look forward to being the champion for all things Pearland and helping our city become the community of choice where people can live, work, play, and pray.”
Cole has a combined nine years of prior City Council service, having served from 1995-1998 and from 2004-2010, helping secure the 2007 bond program election, the Cowart’s Creek diversion project, and strategic policy decisions that have spurred development of the Lower Kirby district. He also served as a commissioner on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission in 1998.
In addition to his years in public service, Cole has served on various committees and boards for local economic development, including serving with the Greater 288 Partnership, the Northern Brazoria County Education Alliance, and the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. He has also volunteered his time with local nonprofits, including the Vic Coppinger Family YMCA and the Pearland Neighborhood Center.
In his professional career, Cole spent 20 years developing real estate, currently serving as the principal for Cove Matrix Development. Over his career, Cole has assisted in developing and consulting on more than 6,500 residential lots.
Cole has been a Pearland resident for 43 years and is a graduate of Pearland High School and Texas Tech University, where he received a BA in Marketing and a minor in Public Relations. He and his wife Lisa have four children and eight grandchildren.