City Council District C

Council Member Ellen Cohen


Ellen Cohen has lived and worked in the city of Houston for the past 35 years. She served for 10 years as the Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee, and for 18 years as the CEO of the Houston Area Women’s Center, working with survivors of sexual and domestic violence. In 2006, she was elected as the Texas State Representative for Houston’s District 134. After serving two terms in the Texas Legislature, Ellen decided to continue her public service career at home. She ran for Houston City Council, and was sworn into office in January 2012 as the Council Member representing District C.

About Council Member Ellen Cohen



2014 District C Capital Improvement Plan Meeting


The annual District C CIP Meeting is scheduled for:


Wednesday, March 5th, 2013
6:30pm 8:00pm
West Gray Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
1475 West Gray St.
Houston, TX 77019


The Public Works and Engineering Department will present upcoming infrastructure projects that will affect the district. A portion of this meeting will be devoted to questions and comments from the community. Please be sure to attend to stay informed and to be heard!


Council Meetings & Agendas


Houston City Council meets every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the council chamber at City Hall. Tuesdays are reserved for public comment while Wednesdays are for matters that require council action. All meetings are open to the public. You can also watch them online.



Meet the Staff


Brooke Boyett, Chief of Staff • Dave Bonem, Deputy Chief of Staff • Traci Elsner, Communications Director and Scheduler • Ja'Nae Winfield, Director of Constituent Services and Community Affairs • Valerie Luna, Council Aide

Contact the Council Member


Council Member Ellen R. Cohen
City Hall Annex
900 Bagby, First Floor
Houston, TX 77002


Phone: 832.393.3004



2014 District C Map (.pdf) • 2012 District C Profile (.pdf)




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