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 2021 address will be held in-person at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 11:00 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 2021 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. 

UPDATE: This event is sold out and there are no walk-up tickets available.

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; however you can purchase ticket(s) or tables to the event here.       

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 parking options are available?

Valet-Parking is available on the East Drive of the Hilton (Avenida De Las Americas) at $21.

Self-Parking is available in the Avenida South Parking Garage at $15, located behind and attached to the Hilton Americas. After parking, take the elevator to level 2 and enter the Hilton via the sky bridge.

Avenida South Parking Garage
1701 Polk Houston, TX 77003

What attire is recommended for this event?

Attire: Business

What safety guidelines for there for attending this event?

Arrive Healthy. Leave Healthy.

For your health and safety, we are implementing measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We expect all attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to attending an event. We appreciate your support to ensure a safe, healthy event.

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.

Become a Sponsor Today

The State of the City is made possible, with thanks, through the support of our prestigious sponsors.

Or email sponsors@houstonfirst.com for more information.