Mayor's Office of Intergovernmental Relations


The primary functions of the Mayor's Office of Intergovernmental Relations are:


  • Advising the Mayor, City Council and City departments on current developments in the Texas Legislature, the United States Congress that might affect the City of Houston.
  • Building and maintaining relationships between the City of Houston and elected/appointed state and federal officials.
  • Leading the lobbying efforts in the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress on behalf of the City.
  • Coordinating with departments to develop legislative proposals that will enhance the ability to meet City of Houston needs.
  • Working with the departments on matters before state and federal agencies.
  • Promoting regional cooperation issues impacting local governments throughout the Houston/Galveston area.
  • Participating in nongovernmental organizations to advance City of Houston issues, policies and funding requests.

Contact Us


Kippy Caraway,

Deputy Chief of Staff
901 Bagby, 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
PHONE: 832.393.0977

Grants Coordinator


Grants are also important sources of funding for nonprofit and community organizations providing vital services to vulnerable populations. If you are a nonprofit or community organization seeking a support or endorsement letter from the Mayor to include in a grant proposal, please review these guidelines for Requesting a Letter of Support (.pdf).

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