City Council District C

Council Member Ellen Cohen

 

Ellen Cohen has lived and worked in the city of Houston for the past 37 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

 

 

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.

 

 

About the District

 

District C is a dynamic, neighborhood-centric community located just west of downtown. Its primary neighborhoods include (from north to south):

 

  • Oak Forest
  • Garden Oaks
  • Lazybrook
  • Timbergrove
  • The Heights
  • The Washington Corridor
  • Freedmen’s Town
  • Montrose
  • Midtown (half)
  • Upper Kirby
  • University Place
  • Braeswood Place
  • Meyerland”

 

Meet the Staff

 

  • Brooke Boyett, Chief of Staff
  • Traci Elsner, Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Ja'Nae Williams-Winfield, Senior Director of Constituent Services and Community Affairs
  • Valerie Luna, Scheduler and Director of Constituent Services

Contact the Council Member

 

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

 

Phone: 832.393.3004
E-Mail:

 

 

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

 

 

 

Helpful Contacts

 

 

Houston Help & Information

311

Houston Police (non-emergency)

713.884.3131

Airport System

281.233.3000

Animal Control (BARC)

713.229.7300

Anti-Gang Office

832.393.0931

Citizens’ Assistance

832.393.0955

City Secretary

832.393.1100

Dept. of Neighborhoods

832.393.1038

Health & Human Services

832.393.5169

Mayor’s Office

832.393.1000

Parks Department

832.395.7000

Permitting Center

832.394.9000

Public Works & Engineering

832.395.2511

Solid Waste Management

713.956.6589