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HCPP Annual Luncheon


Who will become the next mayor of the nation’s fourth largest city 
on November 3, 2015?

 Please join the University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy for 
a debate and luncheon on Tuesday, September 29 featuring the 
leading candidates aspiring to become Houston’s next mayor.

With less than 3 weeks before early voting begins on October 19, the Hobby Center for Public Policy’s mayoral debate will be moderated by veteran reporters Texas Monthly’s Mimi Swartz and KHOU’s Doug Miller. The luncheon will be held on the stage of the Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater.

All luncheon proceeds benefit the 2016 Leland Fellows program. Leland Fellows offers University of Houston undergraduate students the opportunity to work as full-time interns in Washington, DC. Assigned to Texas congressional members, Leland Fellows gain knowledge of the legislative process by observation, participation, research and writing.  Combining supervised academic study with practical training allows the Fellows to earn upper level credit hours in political science while receiving a stipend and paid housing.

leland fellow group shot

2014 Leland Fellows

Victoria Ellington (Congressman Pete Olson), Mandy Gordillo (Congressman Gene Green), Aidé Meza (Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee) and Cynthia Milían (Congressman Ted Poe) 

We hope you will join us for an enjoyable and informative event to hear Houston’s next mayor!

Location & Time

The luncheon will be held at the Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater. Registration will begin at 11:00 am, and the luncheon starts promptly at noon. 

Event Contact

Diana Benitez
713 743 3970 

Hobby Leadership Award

Two Hobby Leadership Awards will be presented to a former Hobby Center for Public Policy intern (Leland Fellows, Hobby Fellows and the Civic Houston Internship Program) and a graduate of the Hobby Center’s Certified Public Manager program. Nominate someone you know – even yourself! For more information about the award, click here.   

The 2014 Hobby Leadership Awards honored Alex Obregon and Darren Chambers.