At-Large Position 5

Council Member Sallie Alcorn

Council Member Sallie Alcorn Sallie is a mom, wife, friend, volunteer, and dedicated public servant. She’s no stranger to City Hall where she has earned a reputation for being a strong staff leader with sharp analytical skills and a keen political sense. She served three council members, the city’s flood czar, and held two positions in the housing and community development department. Her passion for public policy is well reflected in her work on a broad range of issues including flood mitigation, transportation, city finances, housing, economic development, and infrastructure.

As chief of staff to the chair of the budget and fiscal affairs committee, Sallie learned to navigate the city’s $5 billion budget. She helped develop the city’s comprehensive financial policies and orchestrated five years of budget hearings. She was heavily involved in initial Harvey recovery efforts and obtained grant funding to advance green stormwater infrastructure initiatives. She assembled and managed a task force to tackle redevelopment and flooding policies, worked with council members to identify neighborhood drainage projects, and led the charge to bring Houston’s Adopt-A-Drain Program to life.

Sallie also worked to alleviate food deserts, led park clean ups, established an annual senior falls prevention event, and advocated for city policy to allow ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Houston. In her work at the housing department, she successfully resolved compliance issues with HUD so federal affordable housing funds were restored to the city. In addition to these accomplishments, Sallie spent her many days at City Hall researching council agenda items, preparing ordinance amendments and briefing materials, and most importantly, responding to constituents needing help with city-related matters. More ...