General Questions

What is State of the City?

State of the City is the City of Houston Mayor’s signature event where the vision city’s future is announced. The speech focusing on Houston’s accomplishments and goals is given annually to an audience of business and community leaders. 

Where and when is this year’s State of the City address?

The State of the City 2023 address will be held in-person at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Who is coordinating and planning this year’s State of the City address?

At the request of Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston First Corporation is hosting this year’s State of the City address. The chair of the coordinating committee for the 2023 State of the City is The Clifford Group President Cindy Clifford and Director of Shell Workforce Development Diversity Outreach for Shell USA, Frazier Wilson.

Who can attend?

Anyone who purchases an event ticket can attend this year’s State of the City. 

If I am a paid Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) premier member, do I get a complimentary ticket(s) to State of the City?

GHP membership will not give you access to the event nor complimentary tickets to State of the City.

Will the State of the City be broadcast virtually this year?

This year’s State of the City will be held in-person, however the HTV team will broadcast live on HTV’s channel and the Mayor’s Facebook platform. Check the City of Houston HTV website for more information. 

What attire is recommended for this event?

Attire: Business

Sponsorship Questions

Where do I sign up to become a sponsor?

Please email sponsorships here to determine which package best fits you.

How many attendees are we able to bring?

The number of invites is dependent on the level of sponsorship participation.

What are the benefits of becoming a sponsor?

This year’s sponsorship will provide the opportunity to showcase your company to hundreds of business, government, and community leaders throughout the city, including branding presence through event marketing emails sent to local and national media.

Who do I contact for more information about sponsorship?

Please contact Mike Schnieders at sponsors@houstonfirst.com for sponsorship related questions.


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.