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.
- Boards and Commissions Appointment Application
- Boards and Commissions (alphabetical, .aspx)
- Boards and Commissions (by category, updated May 2012, .aspx)
- Sample Resume (.pdf)
- Boards and Commissions Brochure 2014 (.pdf)
- Volunteer Inititatives Program (.html)
- Independent Police Oversight Board (.html)
- Hispanic Advisory Board (.html)
Contact Boards and Commissions
Jenn Char, Director
901 Bagby, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
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:
Documents and Videos
- TOMA TPIA Training
- Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Board, TV Segment @ Foro Hispano Show
- Ethics for City Boards and Commissions 2014 (.pdf)
- City of Houston 2010 Ethics Briefing (for City Employees and Board Members)
- Ethics Video for City Employees
- Ethics Video for Boards and Commissions Members
- After the watching the video, click the Next button to provide your name for tracking this important training.
- The Office of Boards and Commissions has a limited number of video copies available to be checked out by the individual board directors or contacts. The briefing is accompanied by two documents -- 2010 Ethics for City Boards and Commissions (.pdf) as well as a Consanguinity Kinship Chart. Please print out copies prior to reviewing the video, as well as keeping a copy for your reference.
- As a result of Senate Bill 286 passed in 79th Texas Legislative Session, elected and appointed public officials are required to receive training in Texas open government law. This is the List of Boards and Commissions (.pdf), as deemed by the City of Houston Legal Department, whose members are required to fulfill the training stated above. Information from the Office of Texas Attorney General can be found at this website Open Government Training Information (.html) .
- Certificate of Course Completion forms (.pdf), must be mailed to: Office of the Attorney General / PO Box 12548 / Austin, TX 78711-2548. Friendly Reminder: Please advise your Executive Director or Board Liaison when you have completed the Ethics in City Government training.