Hometown Heroes: Doug Goff

Doug Goff.

By Joan Frances –

Fort Bend County is one of the most sought-after places to live in the Houston metropolitan area. When it comes to the Fort Bend County community, where there is a need, there are generous individuals who take on the challenge and expedite solutions. Our Hometown Hero, Doug Goff, is a highly respected individual who, for 29 years and counting, takes time from his extremely busy schedule to support numerous organizations that facilitate a high quality of life in Fort Bend County.

Goff is co-president and Chief Operating Officer of the Johnson Development Corporation. He has been married to Susie Mahoney Goff for 11 years. Between them they have three sons, five grandchildren and one dog, Scooter.

Goff has been engaged in volunteering all his life. “I wanted to give back to the community for all the many blessings that have been so generously provided to me over the years. Starting back in 2000 in Sienna, I instituted non-profit Community Service Foundations in each Johnson community for the purpose of supporting the arts, education, technology, the environment and youth-based programs. I also created a Children’s Catastrophic Fund within each Foundation where residents who have a child with a chronic, debilitating condition can receive financial support. To date, foundations in Johnson’s developments have given over $25 million back to the local communities in which they’re located.  I also support numerous organizations such as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Cullinan Park Conservancy, Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, the Cultural Arts Foundation and River Pointe Church.”

Susie and Doug Goff. Photo by Mary Favre.

Goff appreciates involvement in the community on every level, and he takes an enormous amount of pride in “creating environments that celebrate life.” “As a former officer and member of Fort Bend Economic Development Council (EDC), I’ve worked with various Fort Bend economic development partners to support growth and economic opportunity for businesses in the area. As a past chairman of The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, it was a pleasure to assist in bringing viable economic development programs to the area that facilitated business prosperity. Education is the key to a successful future for every child in Fort Bend County. As a former member of the Fort Bend Education Foundation, we worked hard to enrich and enhance the quality of education for all FBISD students through a grant process. And through all these efforts, we have been committed to doing whatever it takes to get the job done to benefit the Fort Bend community.”

In addition to his demanding work schedule, Goff devotes a considerable amount of time to promote every aspect of growth in Fort Bend. As a board member of the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Medical Center, Goff participates in bringing truly integrated programs to the health care system. He is an officer and member of the Urban Land Institute and the Houston and US Home Builders Association where he helps to create sustaining, thriving communities in the diversified cities of Fort Bend County.

In Johnson communities, Goff is actively involved in providing opportunities for residents to meet each other by offering programs and activities for every age group and demographic in the community. This type of lifestyle program has been extremely successful in bringing families, millennials and baby boomers together to enjoy spending their lives in Fort Bend. He works tirelessly to create places where people are proud to raise their families and donates his time to be a part of what keeps the wheels turning in Fort Bend.

Thank you Doug Goff for your commitment and success in making Fort Bend County a first-class place to live, work, play and grow.

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