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Public Policy

Strengthening Houston's thriving business environment is critical to our members' mission of making Houston the best place to live, work and build a business. At the Greater Houston Partnership, high-caliber business leaders bring their priorities, and together with the Public Policy Division, elected officials and community organizations, we shape solutions to the region's most pressing issues. As advocates for strong public policy at all levels of government, the Partnership works with our members to make Houston even greater.

Priority Issues

The Partnership's priority issues focus on advancing Houston as a great global city through strong policy that fosters long-term growth and upward economic mobility for the region.

Greater Houston HUB

The Greater Houston HUB is an initiative that unites higher education and business leaders focused to advance the greater Houston region's higher education ecosystem. 

Committees

The Partnership's impact work happens through committees, which convene business and community leaders to fuel the growth and vitality of the Houston region. For an overview of focus areas and summary of 2019 Committee work, click here

Addressing policy issues carrying tax and fiscal consequences

Strengthening Houston’s position as the Energy Capital of the World

Improving quality and access to health care for all Houstonians

Growing and strengthening Houston’s higher education ecosystem

Establishing Houston as a global model for resilience

Focusing on public education quality, school finance and outcomes

Transforming the way Houston looks and how Houstonians live

Promoting responsible growth while improving Houston's environmental impact

Developing sustainable solutions to meet the region's transportation needs

Membership

PARTNERSHIP WEEK: Board of Directors Meet & Greet

The Partnership's Board of Directors is critical steering the direction of the Partnership's strategic efforts. This exclusive meet and greet offers members the opportunity to connect with several of our volunteer leaders to learn more about their involvement at the Partnership and their vision for Houston. Join us to meet the following Partnership Board Members:  Jason Baker, President, Houston Market, Comerica Bank Dan Bellow, President, Houston, JLL John Collette, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry Caleb Deerinwater, Vice President and General Manager - South Texas, AT&T Melanie Johnson, President and CEO, Collaborative for Children Lorena Kubera,  VP, Personal Systems, Strategy and Business Planning, HP Inc. Amanda McMillian, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Houston  Jay Mincks, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Insperity Carrin Patman, Board Chair, Metropolitan Transit Authority Jamey Rootes, President, Houston Texans Judson Robinson, President and CEO, Houston Area Urban League, Inc. Sheel Tyle, Founder and CEO, Amplo Rishi Varma, SVP and General Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise The Board Meet & Greet is open to current Partnership members at the Limited Partner level and higher. Eligible members are asked to RSVP by emailing member.engagement@houston.org.  Partnership Week This event is a part of Partnership Week, a multi-day opportunity to learn more about the Partnership’s work and how members can get involved in our efforts to make Houston even greater. For information about Partnership Week activities, click here.

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Future of Texas

The Future of Texas Program features elected officials shaping Texas' future, giving Partnership members the opportunity to engage with these leaders and hear their perspectives on our state's most pressing issues.

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Digital Technology

PARTNERSHIP WEEK: Priority Panels

Partnership Week continues with panel discussions featuring business leaders around topics critical to Houston's growth.  Senior Partnership staff, board and industry leaders will engage in conversations…

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Get in touch with our team to:

  • Learn more about the Partnership's policy priorities
  • Get involved in a policy committee and meet industry peers 
  • Help shape the Partnership's policy initiatives
Taylor Landin
Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer
Public Policy
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tlandin@houston.org
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713-844-3624
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