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, and 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. 

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