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 2022 address will be held in-person at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 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 co-chairs of the coordinating committee for the 2022 State of the City are Energy Solutions and Business Services Vice President Elizabeth Gonzalez Brock, The Clifford Group President Cindy Clifford, and CenterPoint Energy.

Who can attend?

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

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 is made possible, with thanks, through the support of our prestigious sponsors. 2022 Sponsorships are Sold Out. Please submit your information if interested in participating in 2023 and we will contact you when sponsorships go on sale.

Or email sponsors@houstonfirst.com for more information.