City of Houston Mayor's Office of Communications 

Mayor Sylvester Turner

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.

Mary Benton
Director of Communications
901 Bagby
Houston, TX 77002
PHONE: 832.393.0830 M: 713.208.6228

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Media Inquiries
To ensure a timely response to your deadline, we request that all media inquiries be sent to the following individuals. 

Mary Benton
Director of Communications
Office: 832.393.0830
Mobile: 713.208.6229

Deidrea George
Press Secretary
Office: 832.393.0800
Mobile: 832.763.6972

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)

Ceremonial Documents
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 
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:
Brent Taylor
Mayor's Communications Office
City Hall
901 Bagby, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
(FAX) 832.393.0800
Submit request via online records portal
For more information on public information requests with the City of Houston, please click here.

Video Messages
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.

Scheduling Requests
All non-media scheduling requests for Mayor Turner should be submitted through the Scheduling Office's portal available at

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Family Day in the Park

Save the Date: Mayor Turner's 15th Annual Family Day in the Park

Mayor Sylvester Turner invites everyone to join him for fun, food, and festivities at the 15th annual Family Day in the Park on Saturday, April 8, starting at 2 p.m. ...


Tami Moschioni Artwork

Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Awards $84,000 to Projects Promoting Tourism and Resilience

Today, the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) announced it is awarding $84,000 in grants to 8 individuals and nonprofit organizations whose work furthers cultural tourism and resilience in the city. ...


MOCA Awards

Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Awards $52,150 to Digitally Innovative Arts and Cultural Works

The City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) is awarding $52,150 in grants to 21 individuals and nonprofit organizations whose work activates the digital realm using streaming services, virtual reality, and digital ...


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Mayor Turner's Statement on TEA Takeover of the Houston Independent School District

"This process has been without community engagement or any transparency. It is disheartening that the Texas Education Agency has yet to speak directly to parents or school children. This announcement is happening ...


MOC Documents