Endorsements

  • AFL-CIO COPE
  • American Council of Engineering Companies
  • Greater Houston Builders Association
  • Houston Association of Realtors
  • Across the Track PAC
  • C Club
  • Baptist Ministers Association of Houston and Vicinity
  • Houston Contractors Association

Selected Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Alumnus – Rice University
  • Distinguished Public Service Award – LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas
  • Presidential Call to Service Award – President George W. Bush
  • Public Official of the Year Award – University of Houston’s Master of Public Administration
  • Distinguished Leader Award – Leadership Houston
  • President’s Award – Houston Bar Association
  • Humanitarian Award – Latino Learning Center
  • Champions Award – Houston Transgender Unity Committee
  • Civic Leadership Award – Center for Houston’s Future
  • Champion Award – El Centro de Corazón
  • Healthcare Advocacy Award – Doctors for Change
  • Grand Marshal – Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Parade
  • Maritime Person of the Year – Greater Houston Port Bureau
  • (with Mrs. Emmett) Ima Hogg Award – Mental Health America of Greater Houston
  • Top 20 Logistics Professionals – Logistics Forum
  • Transportation Person of the Year – Transportation Clubs International
  • Greater Houston-Galveston Anchor Award for Excellence in Transportation
  • Road Hand Award – Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Good Roads/Transportation Association
  • Russell H. Perry Award for Outstanding Contributions to Transportation
  • President’s Award – National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Preservation Texas Restoration Award – Preservation Texas Organization
  • George Washington Award – Sons of the American Revolution

Boards and Committees

  • Chairman, Conference of Urban Counties Policy Committee
  • Chairman, Texas Freight Advisory Council
  • Transportation Policy Steering Committee, National Association of Counties
  • Large Urban Counties Caucus
  • Chairman, Harris County Juvenile Board
  • Board Member, UH College of Technology Dean’s Advisory Board
  • Executive Committee, Texas Environmental Research Consortium
  • Past Board Member, Tejano Center for Community Concerns Advisory Board
  • Past Chairman, Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors
  • Past Chairman, Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council