City of Houston Inaugurates Mayor Parker and New City Council Members

Inauguration Ceremony 2014

Mayor Parker swears in the City of Houston’s 16 City Council Members

For America’s fourth largest city, government leadership changes every two years, making city inaugurations a medley of old and new faces, all brought together for the purpose of building on the legacy of a great city.

On the morning of January 2nd, Mayor Parker, Controller Ron Green, and the Houston’s 16 City Council Members were sworn in at the Wortham Center in front of family, friends, supporters, and constituents. Now entering her last two-year term, Mayor Parker gave a final inaugural address to the city, expressing optimism and promising movement on key policy initiatives like Rebuild Houston. ¬†Serving the citizens of Houston for 16 years as an elected official—four as mayor—has been a great honor and privilege for Mayor Parker, who also lauded the achievements of the City’s 20,000+ employees.

Following the ceremony, the Council Members and Mayor Parker held the first City Council meeting of the new year. Each Council Member was able to introduce themselves and their staff, as well as thank those who supported them. The City Council Members for the 2014-2016 term are:

District A- Brenda Stardig
District B- Jerry Davis
District C- Ellen Cohen
District D- Dwight Boykins
District E- Dave Martin
District F- Richard Nguyen
District G- Oliver Pennington
District H- Ed Gonzalez
District I- Robert Gallegos
District J- Mike Laster
District K- Larry Green
At Large 1- Stephen Costello
At Large 2- David Robinson
At Large 3- Michael Kubosh
At Large 4- C.O. “Brad” Bradford
At Large 5- Jack Christie

For news coverage of the inauguration proceedings, please visit

To see the Inaugural Address, please visit


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