Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

Houston Civic Award for Disability Inclusion

Presented by the Houston Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) in partnership with the Alexander Institute for Inclusion (a division of Alexander Jewish Family Service), and TIRR Memorial Hermann, the Houston Civic Award for Disability Inclusion recognizes individuals in public service or public service entities who actively advance diversity, equity, and inclusion for people with disabilities in transformative and sustainable ways benefiting the city of Houston.

The award is given to an individual or public service entity working in the public sector who has made significant efforts in increasing awareness and strengthening leadership in disability inclusion and access. Award recipients have demonstrated a commitment to creating and fostering a culture of visibility and inclusion through actions to create a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment.

The award is presented with a piece of original glasswork created by an artist of Joan and Stanford Alexander Celebration Company, a program of JFS Houston.

  • Past Awardees – 2023, Sylvester Turner

If you wish to put forward a nomination for the Houston Civic Award for Disability Inclusion, kindly take a moment to complete the official nomination form below. Once you have completed the form, please send one letter of support and optional supporting materials to

TIRR and JFS Logos

Civic Award Group Photo