LUNCH WITH THE MAYOR: What trends are shaping our City’s growth?
With a tumultuous 2018 behind us, Mayor Sylvester Turner will share his vision for Houston in 2019 and beyond.
- How will the trends impact economic development, transportation, livability, and cost of living?
- How are City policies positively influencing corporate and commercial real estate?
- What improvements can we expect for Houston’s aging facilities and infrastructure?
- What issues should we be watching in this year’s state legislative session?
11:00-11:30: Check-in and Networking
11:30: Lunch Begins
11:45: Chapter Announcements
12:00-12:35: Mayor’s Presentation
12:35-12:45: Questions for the Mayor
12:45-12:55: Program Conclusion
Mayor Sylvester Turner
Elected in December 2015, Sylvester Turner is serving his first four-year term as Houston’s 62nd mayor. Since taking office, Mayor Turner eliminated a $160 million budget shortfall in record time; led the city’s remarkable rebound from Hurricane Harvey; championed historic pension reform; cheered on the 2017 World Series-winning Houston Astros; hosted a successful Super Bowl LI; expanded municipal investments in renewable energy and led the winning bid to host the World Petroleum Congress in 2020.
Prior to his election as mayor, Turner served for 27 years in the Texas House as the representative for District 139. He worked on the House Appropriations Committee for 21 years and served as Speaker Pro Tem for three terms. He was appointed to several Budget Conference Committees to help balance the state’s budget and served on the Legislative Budget Board.
Mayor Turner is a life-long resident of Houston and lives in the Acres Homes community where he grew up with eight siblings. He is a graduate of the University of Houston and earned a law degree from Harvard University. He began his law practice at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and later founded the Barnes & Turner Law Firm.