As the 4th largest metropolitan area in the United States, Houston’s got a lot going on. Here’s a roundup of some of the month’s most important City of Houston news that could affect EaDo residents, straight from Mayor Sylvester Turner’s office.
Houston to Host Sister Cities International’s Annual Conference July 17-19, 2019
Announced by the Mayor’s office on June 4 and hosted by the nonpartisan 501(c)(3) Sister Cities International, this event will bring together over 800 elected and municipal officials, business leaders, and students to explore the growing role of cities in international economic development. “Houston is a thriving, diverse, and international city,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said. “I look forward to this conference as a platform to discuss new ways to further develop our diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties to cities around the world.”
City of Houston Issues Call for Proposals for Federal Arts Grant
Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced a call for public art project proposals to be considered for a National Endowment for the Arts grant program called Our Town. The City is specifically interested in art projects tied to community priorities such as public safety, health, blight and vacancy, environment, job creation, equity, local business development, education, civic participation, and/or community cohesion. Additional recommendations here.
Hurricane Season is Here—Ready Houston Wants to Make Sure You’re Prepared
The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from Saturday, June 1, through Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. The Ready Houston, Offices of Emergency Management and The City of Houston urge residents to take proper precautions for storm season by creating an emergency plan and stocking an emergency kit, staying informed, and checking on neighbors in case of disaster. For step by step instructions on how to prepare yourself for hurricane season, click here.
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