Cynthia Bailey was born and raised in the historic Settegast neighborhood in Houston, TX. She has dedicated her life to serving her son and the people of District B.
Cynthia’s passion for serving her community began in 1996 when she established Impacting Houston, Inc. (formerly Sure Thing, Inc.) a nonprofit organization geared towards redeveloping and empowering disadvantaged youth. She is affectionately known as “Miss Bailey” by the thousands of children she has mentored over the past 20 years through her organization. The community-based organization provides leadership training programs, after school activities, educational field trips, exposure to cultural events and team building activities for children and teens while also providing several workshops and programs for adults.
For years, Cynthia has been an active voice in the community and has collaborated with Houston leadership on several community issues including campaigns to fight flooding, ensure appropriate use of Rebuild Houston funds, elimination of Red Light cameras and HISD school funding bonds. She currently leads the District B HOT Team which is responsible for trash and debris clean-up left by illegal dumping. Under her leadership, illegal dumping has decreased by 20% since 2017.
Cynthia’s work and life experiences motivates her to fight for better opportunities for youth and adults throughout District B. Cynthia believes we must heal our entire community in order to provide real opportunities for the citizens of District B.
She is committed to solving neighborhood issues while creating job opportunities. Cynthia understands the need to work with the public and private industry to attract and retain business. She will work with the City of Houston Economic Development team to advocate for better incentives programs and greater access to economic opportunities for the residents of District B.
Cynthia understands that we must work together to solve neighborhood issues. We must provide basic services focused on neighborhood beautification. She will fight for reliable transportation, effective drainage systems and dependable infrastructure to increase quality of life for all District B residents.
Cynthia is an active member in several civic and political organizations including the Settegast Neighborhood Association, Northeast Houston Democrats, New Progressive Civic Club and Houston Black American Democrats.
When not working to solve neighborhood issues, Cynthia enjoys fishing, traveling and outdoors sports activities. She is also an active member of St. John’s Downtown.