Boards and Commissions


The City of Houston is assisted by groups of citizens in many ways, such as setting policy, settling disputes, aiding fellow citizens and planning for the future. These groups include boards, commissions, committees, councils, corporations, authorities, agencies, etc. The Boards and Commissions involve residents of the City of Houston who volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of the community.


Community service is a rewarding experience. If you are interested in appointment by Mayor Annise D. Parker in an area where your expertise and commitment will make a difference, please review the listings in the link below. It is an index and brief description of each board and commission. For more information, contact either the group contact in the individual listings or the Mayor's Boards and Commissions office listed above.



Contact Boards and Commissions


Jenn Char, Director
901 Bagby, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
PHONE: 832.393.0814

2014 Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards


The 2014 Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards is a distinction which reflects the outstanding contributions each honoree has made toward enhancing the quality of life of our Hispanic community.

“Each award recipient has displayed leadership and dedication to advancing our Hispanic community,” said Mayor Parker.  “Houston is enriched by their volunteerism, activism and public service. The Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards recognizes their contributions and celebrates our city’s diversity.”

This year’s Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Award recipients are:



List of 2014 Recipients

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