Every day, Mayor Sylvester Turner is working to lift every voice in Houston so we can continue to do great things for our city.
Under his thoughtful, determined leadership, we showed the world our resilience, grit and grace during the depths of Hurricane Harvey and the continuing recovery.
We came together as Republicans and Democrats, business people and working families, to save our city from bankruptcy by fixing our pension crisis.
We created more than 100,000 new jobs in the region last year with a focus on startups, technology and innovation.
We filled hundreds of millions of dollars in gaps in tough budgets and filled more than 165,000 potholes.
And yes, we successfully hosted a Super Bowl and celebrated with the World Series Champions Houston Astros.
Houston is a city that never sleeps—and this is a story that continues to be told every day, by every one of us.
That’s why Mayor Turner is laser-focused on flood recovery, prevention and mitigation efforts – from securing billions of dollars in federal funding to passing sweeping changes in the way we develop our city in the future.
He is working to ease traffic congestion and improve road conditions through improvements to Rebuild Houston – the city’s program for streets and drainage that was approved by voters in a landslide last November – and working with METRO to expand and upgrade our transportation infrastructure.
He is not only lifting every voice in Houston, but also lifting entire communities. His award-winning Complete Communities initiative is creating more complete neighborhoods with access to quality affordable homes, jobs, well-maintained parks and greenspace, improved streets and sidewalks, grocery stores, retail, good schools, and transit options.
And he is Houston’s biggest booster when it comes to creating more jobs and economic opportunity – from helping to bring in millions of dollars to Houston through events like the 2020 World Energy Conference, to collaborating with leading institutions to make Houston a world leader in data science and digital technologies.
Mayor Turner always says, “In Houston, if you can dream it, you can do it.” His life is a testament to that philosophy.