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Annise Parker
Mayor Annise Parker is serving her third term as mayor. 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 many years in service to the people of Houston, with six years 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.

Entries by Annise Parker

Climate Change Could Devastate the Texas Economy

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 1:44 PM

Everything is bigger in Texas, or so the saying goes. Whether it's the hats, trucks, or ranches on the wide-open prairies, the Lone Star State is full of traditions that are larger than life. But not all things that are bigger in Texas are better. Texas is facing big risks...

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Cities Speak for Millions of Americans on Immigration Action

(2) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 11:38 AM

Today marks a milestone in the fight for common sense immigration reform in the United States. A federal court in New Orleans will hear arguments in the case challenging President Obama's executive actions on immigration.

Houston and Atlanta stand with nearly 100 cities nationwide in support of executive action, which...

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Cities Have a Stake in Health Law's Success

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 12:20 PM

When people think about what makes where they live great, the community's overall health and economy tend to rank high on the list. As mayors, we are proud of our cities' track records at promoting healthy and financially secure places to live. But in at least one important area --...

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Mayor, Committed Partner and Mother

(189) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 7:02 PM

An out lesbian since high school, I never expected the "typical" beginnings of parenthood. And today, as we come up on Mother's Day, I still know it would have been hard to imagine just how my life partner, Kathy, and I would stumble into having a family.


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Mayors Challenge Finalist: Houston (Video, Vote)

(9) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 12:00 PM

Idea Summary: One Bin for All is a revolutionary idea for residents to discard all materials in one bin, treating "trash" as valuable assets and dramatically increasing recycling using game changing technologies. Click here to vote for this idea.

What if everything you put in a waste bin...

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