Wednesday, September 27, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Registration and Networking
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
State of the City Luncheon

Event Co-Chairs

Cindy Clifford
President, the Clifford Group, inc.

Frazier Wilson
Director, Shell Workforce Development Diversity Outreach
Shell USA, Inc.

Hosted and Produced by
Houston First Corporation

David M. Mincberg
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Michael Heckman
President & Chief Executive Officer

State of the City 2023

Mayor Turner

State of the City takes place September 27, 2023 at the Hilton Americas. The signature event hosted and produced by Houston First Corporation brings together local officials and business leaders as Mayor Sylvester Turner reflects on the strides the city has made in the last eight years and the lasting legacy that will continue to move Houston forward.

To view photos from last year’s State of the City, click here.


Thank you for your interest in attending the 2023 Houston State of the City Event. The event is currently sold out. Please email houstonfirstevents@houstonfirst.com if you are interested in attending. We will contact you if space becomes available.

Our sincere thank you to all of our sponsors and attendees who have made this possible.


The State of the City luncheon is made possible, with thanks, through the support of our prestigious sponsors. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2024 State of the City, please submit your information below.

Or email sponsors@houstonfirst.com for more information.