Welcome to the Mayor’s Office of Communications. This office works to advance the priorities and accomplishments of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Administration and promote transparent, timely, and accurate information to the media and public to help them better understand their municipal government.
The Mayor’s Office of Communications oversees external communications and strategic messaging for Mayor Turner.
It guides each City of Houston department and office to ensure alignment with the administration and enhance communications with the citizens of Houston.
The office distributes news releases, records video messages, and maintains several social media platforms.
The office also processes ceremonial documents and provides responsive documents on time in compliance with the Texas Public Information Act.
Director of Communications
Houston, TX 77002
PHONE: 832.393.0830 M: 713.208.6229
To ensure a timely response to your deadline, we request that all media inquiries be sent to the following individuals.
Director of Communications
Digital Communications and Social Media
The Mayor's Office of Communications shares the mayor’s announcements and priorities via social media channels such as& Facebook, Twitter, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, and YouTube..
The Houston Municipal Channel 16 provides coverage of City of Houston council meetings, committee meetings and events led by Mayor Turner, City Council and department directors.
There are several ways to watch on the following cable systems:
Comcast (Ch. 16)
Phonoscope (Ch. 73 & 99)
Suddenlink (Ch. 14)
AT&T U-verse (Ch. 99)
The Mayor's Office of Communications creates proclamations, certificates and letters signed by the mayor to congratulate, honor or recognize a city of Houston resident or organization. Houstonians may request them through our office. PHONE: 832.393.0802 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details on how you can obtain a ceremonial document.
Public Information Requests
The Texas Public Information Act (the "TPIA") gives the public the right to request access to government information. Requests for information maintained by the Office of the Mayor may be made in writing or electronically at the following locations:
Mayor's Communications Office
901 Bagby, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Submit request via online records portal
For more information on public information requests with the City of Houston, please click here.
Video messages are reserved for individuals, organizations and events that positively contribute to the economic, social and/or cultural fabric of the City of Houston. https://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/video-message-request.html.
All non-media scheduling requests for Mayor Turner should be submitted through the Scheduling Office's portal available at https://www.houstontx.gov/myrscheduling/.
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