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"Houston: a global city in the years ahead" - Mayor Annise Parker

Please join the Italy America Chamber of Commerce and the British-American Business Council Houston the new Mayor's views on Houston as an global city.

This will be an opportunity to network with an expanded network of international companies.  Please be sure to register through the BABC so that we get credit and you are issued a BABC name tag.
 

Tuesday, February 8th

11:30am - 12:00pm registration
12:00pm - 2:00pm lunch & program
 
1300 Lamar Street,
Houston, Texas  77010
 
 
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Speaker Annise Parker
Mayor City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker is a second generation native Houstonian. She attended Rice University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. In the private sector, Ms. Parker spent 20 years working in the oil and gas industry, including 18 years with Mosbacher Energy Company. She also co-owned ...

Mayor
City of Houston


Mayor Annise Parker is a second generation native Houstonian. She attended Rice University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. In the private sector, Ms. Parker spent 20 years working in the oil and gas industry, including 18 years with Mosbacher Energy Company. She also co-owned a retail bookstore for 10 years.






Mayor Parker was sworn in to her first term as mayor of Houston on January 4, 2010. She is Houston’s 61st Mayor and one of only two women to hold the City’s highest elected office. As the City's chief executive officer, she is responsible for all aspects of the general management of the City and for enforcement of all laws and ordinances.







Parker has spent 13 years in service to the people of Houston, first as a City Council member and six years as City Controller. She is the only person in Houston history to hold the offices of council member, controller and mayor.







Her first year mayoral accomplishments include the appointment of the city’s first sustainability director, reorganization of several City departments to achieve cost savings and more efficient operations, adoption of a long-term financial plan that ensures the stability of the City’s water department and passage of a Historic Preservation Ordinance that, for the first, time provides real protection for historic properties in the City’s 19 designated historic districts. She has also issued one of the most comprehensive non-discrimination orders in the nation. The order prohibits discrimination and/or retaliation on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity at every level of municipal government, including hiring, contracting, and/or access to city facilities and programs/activities.







As city controller she shunned divisive politics in favor of a no nonsense, transparent approach to fiscal policy and a commitment to the use of performance audits to achieve more efficient and effective government. While a member of City Council she played leadership roles in the creation of the City’s Rainy Day Fund, a civic art program, a pooper-scooper law and tighter regulations for inner-city development.





Mayor Parker has been the recipient of various awards, including Scenic Houston’s 2010 Scenic Visionary Award and the 2010 Guardian of the Human Spirit Award from the Holocaust Museum Houston. In 2002, she received the Distinguished Local Elected Official Award from the Texas Recreation and Park Society. In 2001, she was selected as Council Member of the Year by the Houston Police Officers Union.





Despite her duties as mayor, Ms. Parker remains active in the Houston community, currently serving on the boards of the Texas Environmental Research Consortium and Houston Galveston Area Council, and as an advisory board member of the Holocaust Museum, Center for Houston’s Future and Montrose Counseling Center.







Parker and her life partner Kathy Hubbard are also advocates for adoption, with two adopted daughters and a son.



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Organizer Becci Himes

When?

Tue, Feb. 8, 2011
5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

Four Seasons
1300 Lamar
Houston, TX 77010