Houston’s Government Day October 5, 2006
The day included a tour of City Hall by Xavier Herrera and Veronica Hernandez. I had the pleasure of introducing Dr. Robert M. Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, Rice University and a expert on urban political and public policy. Dr. Stein brought life to his topic: Local Governance and Trends in Texas Politics.
Judge Robert Eckels, Harris County Commissioner’s Court spoke about Institutionalizing Leadership and the Honorable Mayor of Houston; Mr. Bill White brought the class up to date about what he considered important trends and the state of City of Houston today. The day ended with Christina Cabral, Director of the Office of Boards & Commissions of the City of Houston, educating us on how best to access civic engagement by being involved on City Boards and Commissions.