Port Houston staff and Port Commissioners Stephen DonCarlos and Roy Mease recently hosted mayors, council members and administration from 29 cities in the Greater Houston area for an educational tour along the Houston Ship Channel.
These cities make up the Harris County Mayors’ and Councils’ Association. Commissioner Stephen DonCarlos represents these cities on the Port Commission, as this group is one of the bodies responsible for appointing a member to the Port Commission.
Two different tours were held to accommodate the group. One was conducted June 15 for the cities along the Houston Ship Channel on the east side of Harris County, and the other was held June 17 for the cities on the west side of Harris County.
Commissioners DonCarlos and Mease welcomed city leaders and provided an update on port activities and projects, as participants traveled from the Battleship Texas, under the Fred Hartman Bridge and down to the Barbours Cut Container Terminal.
“This is a great networking event for our local city leaders and Port Houston,” said Community Relations Manager Leslie Herbst. “We value our partnership with all the Association representatives, and we appreciate the opportunity to showcase the Port of Houston and its importance to the entire region.”
Harris County serves more than four million residents.