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What Can We Do By 2022

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This November, an election will be held for the position of the Mayor of Houston. What Could Houston’s next mayor do by the year 2022?

What it is
Houston Tomorrow will host a series of three luncheons, each with a panel of keynote speakers who will present on topics that will address issues such as our transportation crisis, our tax base, and more, as well as potential solutions to these issues.

What could the next Mayor do to develop a sustainable, walkable, urban tax base to shore up our budgets with progress instead of cuts? What can all elected officials do to ensure that Houston is on a path to equitable, prosperous sustainability, resilient to the myriad threats in our future?

Importantly, bringing these topics to the table will foster a conversation about where the City of Houston is heading, what needs to be changed, and how we can make those changes, which will color whose name you check on the ballot this fall.

How it Works
Beginning on July 7th, the first two luncheons will be at United Way Community Resource Center and will include a local lunch featuring bay shrimp, local blueberries, cheese, and vegetables grown in the East End. Two keynote speakers each give a brief presentation before joining several panelists for a healthy discussion and debate of the issues at hand. Luncheon tickets are $100. Preceding the luncheons, each of the keynote speakers will give a Distinguished Speaker Lecture at the Upper Kirby Center, 3015 Richmond. These lectures are free, open to the public, and can accommodate 75 people.

Tickets, Sponsorship, Tables
You can reserve your tickets for all events (free and paid), become a sponsor, or buy a table here.

Monday, July 6, Distinguished Speaker Series with Patrick Kennedy and Jim Kumon
Upper Kirby Building, 3015 Richmond, 6 - 9 pm, Free

Tuesday, July 7, Luncheon: Walkable Urbanism and Tax Base
United Way Community Resource Center, 50 Waugh, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, $100
Strong majority locally sourced lunch by Last Concert Cafe

Thursday, July 30, Distinguished Speaker Series with Christof Spieler
Upper Kirby Building, 3015 Richmond, 6 - 8 pm, Free

Tuesday, August 4, Distinguished Speaker Series with Sam Lott
Upper Kirby Building, 3015 Richmond, 6 - 8 pm, Free

Wednesday, August 5, Luncheon: Access and Mobility
United Way Community Resource Center, 50 Waugh, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, $100
Strong majority locally sourced lunch by Last Concert Cafe

All events are open to the public, media, and elected officials.
The evening lectures are free, while the lunches are $100.

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