Department of Neighborhoods

Press Release

Mayor Parker Invites Houstonians to
Celebrate Citizenship Month
November events celebrate “The Many Faces of Houston,”
volunteerism and community service



November 6, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today declared November as Citizenship Month 2013. This year marks the City's fifth annual celebration of "The Many Faces of Houston" and what it means to be a good citizen.


“Citizenship Month is a celebration of the many heritages that make Houston one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world,” said Mayor Parker. “It is also a call to everyone to practice good citizenship through deeds of public service. I invite all Houstonians to get involved in helping to make our city an even better place to call home.”


The celebration will feature a series of programs and festivities sponsored by numerous community partners spotlighting Houston's many cultures and ethnic traditions. The events are designed to promote civic leadership and volunteer community service.


Citizenship Month is an initiative of the Office of International Communities (OIC), a division of the Department of Neighborhoods (DON), administered under the leadership of the Citizenship Month Committee.


For a schedule of events and festivities, visit To learn about the programs and services of OIC and DON, visit