At-Large Position 5

Council Member Sallie Alcorn

Sallie Alcorn was elected to Houston City Council in December 2019. As an at-large representative, she’s focused on issues affecting residents citywide – budget, transportation, infrastructure, public safety. As chair of the Regulatory and Neighborhood Affairs Committee, she has zeroed in on matters impacting the quality of life in Houston neighborhoods – illegal dumping, regulation of hazardous materials in residential areas, bar/nightclub-related nuisances, stray animals. Sallie was also appointed by Mayor Turner to the board of the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) and an alternate position on H-GAC’s Transportation Policy Council where she’s gained insight into how the city works with its many partners toward improvements for the region.

Prior to running for office, Sallie was a longtime City Hall staffer. She spent the last 10 years serving three council members and the city’s flood recovery officer. She also worked previously in the city’s housing department. Sallie has strong experience in the trenches working on a broad range of issues including city finances, infrastructure, transportation, housing, and economic development.

Sallie has been an active community volunteer through the years for many worthy organizations, and she currently serves on the advisory board of the San Jose Clinic. She has a bachelor’s degree in finance from UT-Austin and a master’s in public administration from U of H. Sallie has been married to her husband George for 32 years and is a mom of four terrific kids, three daughters in their 20s and a son who just turned 30. She is eager for one of them to get married and give her a grandchild! Read More ...

Sallie Alcorn at the City Council Chambers Horseshoe