About Yolanda


Mayor Pro Tem Yolanda Ford took oath of office on July 1, 2013 and she is the fourth female in the history of the City of Missouri City to be elected to a city council position. 

Yolanda is native of Missouri City, TX. She attended Fort Bend public schools and graduated from John Foster Dulles High School. She earned her Bachelors of Science (B.S) in Psychology from the University of Houston and her Masters of Architecture (M.ARCH) from Prairie View A & M University. 

Over the past 20 years, Yolanda’s career quickly accelerated from developing nonprofit programs to overseeing multi-million dollar developments, identifying vast land acquisitions, managing a forty two million dollar fund which includes more than 37,000 acres of parkland inventory and serving as an elected official for one of the fastest growing, diverse suburbs in the United States. Yolanda is in a relatively small segment of minority, women leaders that are able to build relationships, trust, and rapport with almost anyone, and then leverage those relationships to make connections between people to create partnerships and alliances to ‘get things done.’ She believes in driving positive, sustainable outcomes when it comes to building and improving her community.


Enthusiastically and genuinely, Yolanda radiates a sincere passion for serving her constituents and delivering results for her business clients.  As a Council Member, she is a member of several Missouri City committees that include the Community Development Committee, Communication Committee and Infrastructure Committee.  Professionally, she continues to practice as an urban planner/architectural designer/land development specialist. Her professional associations include being an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and the National Recreation Parks Association (NRPA). 

Throughout it all, Yolanda has repeatedly proved her ability to lead through diverse and challenging situations. She is an excellent agent of change, mentor, design professional and political official that has a documented track record of accomplishments. Today, Yolanda resides in Missouri City, Texas and is always ready for her next opportunity to lead her community to the next level of excellence.