Campus & Community

Mayor Proclaims Citizenship Week with Press Conference

By: Mary Ann Cozza

Houston Mayor Annise Parker presented a City proclamation kicking off the City’s fourth Annual Citizenship Week to members of the event’s steering committee on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Houston City Hall.

After a statement from Mayor Parker proclaiming Citizenship Week the celebration of the “many faces of Houston,” committee member Dr. Noel Bezette-Flores, co-chair of Citizenship Week and assistant dean of the College of Public Service, spoke on the various events held throughout the city, including UHD, that aim to celebrate the vibrant multicultural communities of Houston.

The Week is intended to encourage civic engagement, including neighborhood improvement, tree planting, cleaning Buffalo Bayou, helping those in need and other similar initiatives.

To see a list of UHD events, click here.

An official ribbon cutting and opening ceremony will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center, 6500 Rookin St. To RSVP, call Mehmet Okumum at 713-517-3463.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker (red) presents a proclamation to Dr. Noel Bezette-Flores (blue) regarding Citizenship Week.

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