Mayor's Office

Press Release

Mayor Parker Releases Statement on George Mitchell's Passing



July 26, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker released the following statement regarding the passing of Houston icon George Mitchell:

"George Mitchell leaves a lasting legacy that includes community-building, philanthropy and a passion for the arts. His ambition and success have transformed our region, from The Strand in Galveston to building The Woodlands into a city of the future. He was a visionary, and showed his love for Houston through his work and hometown pride.


Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, as we commemorate his life and indelible contributions to Houston and the surrounding region."