Position No. 6
Term Expires November 2023
Dr. Ann K. Snyder was elected to The Woodlands Township Board of Directors in November 2015 and is a true advocate for all residents. Dr. Snyder’s main priority is public safety and law enforcement, and to ensure that residents will continue to enjoy the lifestyle that we all have come to expect and enjoy.
Dr. Snyder has made The Woodlands her family’s home for over 30 years. During that time, she has devoted her life to shaping the generous nature of this community through her professional life and community involvement. Building and strengthening organizations are her priorities.
Dr. Snyder was on the Ministry Staff at The Woodlands United Methodist Church where she served as Executive Director of Generosity and Head of School. Her role as Executive Director of Generosity allowed her to build relationships and collaborate on important decisions about generosity within her church. As Head of School for The Woodlands Methodist School, she joined the staff in providing leadership and oversight for the school’s vision and purpose.
Prior to her position at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, Dr. Snyder served as President and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands. She successfully led Interfaith with a staff of more than 450 people and 61 member congregations by developing and implementing strategic initiatives throughout the nonprofit. Dr. Snyder also served as the President & CEO of Interfaith Community Clinic. Under her leadership, Interfaith Community Clinic became a highly regarded charity clinic both financially and operationally in the greater Houston area.
As a life-long educator who has a passion for developing and mentoring individuals, Dr. Snyder has served in a number of educational capacities. She served on the Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees for fifteen years and as Chairman of the Board for two terms. She also worked as the Director of Clinical and Field Experience at the University of Houston. Dr. Snyder holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Colorado State University, a Master of Education from the University of Missouri at Columbia, and a Doctorate from Baylor University.
Dr. Snyder is well known throughout Montgomery and Harris Counties for her countless years of service to her community. Currently, she serves as Chairwoman of The Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee for the Montgomery County Food Bank Board of Directors, Interfaith of The Woodlands Advisory Board, the Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum Advisory Board, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Board, the Martin Luther King Commemorative Celebration Committee, the Grand Island Foundation Board of Trustees, and the CISD Foundation Board. Dr. Snyder is a sustaining member of the Junior League of The Woodlands and served on their Advisory Council. She served as Chairman of the The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and has also served on the CHI St. Luke’s- The Woodlands Board, Education for Tomorrow Alliance Board, YMCA Board for South Montgomery County, Friends of the Library Board, past president of National Charity League and past president of The Woodlands Junior Golf Association. Dr. Snyder was the first woman President of The Woodlands Rotary Club. Dr. Snyder is a graduate of Center for Houston’s Future Leadership and was named one of 2015 Houston’s Most Influential Women. She is a member of The Woodlands United Methodist Church.
Dr. Snyder has been the recipient of many honors and awards for her years of service and dedication including: 2000 Hometown Hero, Montgomery County Woman of Distinction, South Montgomery County People of the Year (twice), 2007 Citizen of the Year, 2007 Grand Island Education Foundation Hall of Honor, Rotary International Service Above Self Award, The Woodlands Paul Harris Award (twice), the Rotary District 5910 Hall of Fame, 2007 Junior League Sustainer of the Year, 2007 South Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, 2009 Drum Major Award, 2012 National Society of the DAR Woman in American History Award, 2012 The Woodlands Rotary Vocational Service Award, 2012 Junior League Visionary Award, 2014-2016 Honorary Chairwoman for The Woodlands Kiwanis Club Special Olympics, 2015 Masonic Lodge Community Builder Award recipient, 2015 & 2016 Honorary Chair for The Woodlands Waterway Art Festival Art Dash, 2015 Grand Marshall for The Woodlands 4th of July Parade, 2016 Honorary Flag Raiser for Montgomery County Friends of the Flag Foundation and 2016 Leadership Montgomery County Honorary Alumnus Award. She was also named a 2018 Trailblazer by the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce, 2019 Honorary Chairwoman of The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence and 2022 Honorary Chairwoman of Montgomery County Food Bank Gala.
Dr. Snyder and her husband, Jerry, have two adult children, a wonderful son-in-law and three grandchildren. In the fall of 2013, Conroe ISD opened a school in Dr. Snyder’s honor, the Ann K. Snyder Elementary School.
All seven Directors serve on a volunteer basis. Per the Township’s enabling legislation, a Director is not entitled to compensation for service on the Board.