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Mayor Selects New METRO Chair

Mayor Selects New METRO Chair

“I want to thank Gilbert for his dedication to expanding light rail and adding more transit options,” said Mayor Turner.  “The city has benefitted from his vision and leadership.  Now it is time to build on that progress, and Carrin is the person who can take METRO to the next level.  She is a visionary leader capable of collaborating with all the different community stakeholders as well as the various governmental entities to advance transportation mobility for the region.”

Patman is a trial lawyer at Bracewell LLP, where she has practiced for three decades.  She was the first woman elected to Bracewell’s seven-member Management Committee and is the only woman to have been twice elected to serve on that committee.  She is also the first woman to receive the Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award, given each year by the Anti-Defamation League Southwest Region to “an outstanding member of the legal community who exhibits a commitment to equality, justice, fairness and community service.”

Patman is currently serving as a board member of the University of Texas (UT) Law School Foundation, the UT Health Science Center at Houston Development Board and UT’s Center for Women in Law, which she helped found.  She has extensive previous civic involvement that includes serving on the boards of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Legacy Community Health Services Endowment and as an executive committee member for Texas Appleseed, Girls Incorporated of Greater Houston and Sheltering Arms Senior Services.  She is former vice chair of the Houston Bar Association, former president of the UT Law Alumni Association, an American Leadership Forum Fellow and a 2014 Fellow of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative.  

"I'm deeply honored that Mayor Turner has entrusted me with a mission we both view as critical to the future of the Houston region -- building coalitions to provide excellent and accessible transportation for all of our citizens and to prepare for our region's growth,” said Patman.

Patman is a graduate of Duke University and the UT School of Law. 

Mayor Turner intends to select other City METRO board appointees in the near future.

 

Port of Houston: Stephen DonCarlos Re-Appointed to Port Commission

Port of Houston: Stephen DonCarlos Re-Appointed to Port Commission

HOUSTON, Jan. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Harris County Mayors’ and Councils’ Association re-appointed Stephen H. DonCarlos to the Port Commission of the Port of Hou...

Women in Industry Conference slated for Galveston

Women in Industry Conference slated for Galveston

HOUSTON [January 13, 2016] –  With recent drops in global oil prices, plant expansions, and an aging workforce in the petrochemical industry -- companies will have to rep...

'Lost' Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. NPC Speech to Air Jan. 12

'Lost' Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. NPC Speech to Air Jan. 12

 

By Gil Klein

gilbert.klein@yahoo.com

Excerpts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s National Press Club speech will be aired for the first time since they were delivered 5...

Harris County Hosts Final Tax Sale at Courthouse Tax Sale will move to Bayou City Events Center in February

Harris County Hosts Final Tax Sale at Courthouse  Tax Sale will move to Bayou City Events Center in February

Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan announces that the county will host the final monthly Tax Sale at the Family Law Center. In February, it will move to t...

Houston Spaceport in spotlight as SpaceCom launches Nov. 17-19 in Houston

Houston Spaceport in spotlight as SpaceCom launches Nov. 17-19 in Houston

HOUSTON — SpaceCom, The Space Commerce Conference and Exposition, launches Nov. 17-19, 2015 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

The three-day event will f...

Port Commission Approves 2016 Budget

Port Commission Approves 2016 Budget

HOUSTON, Nov. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Fiscal Year 2016 Operating and Capital Budget was approved Tuesday during a special meeting of the Port Commission of the P...

HCC Chancellor named 2015 NCMPR Pacesetter of the Year

HCC Chancellor named 2015 NCMPR Pacesetter of the Year

(l-r) Dane Dewbre, secretary, NCMPR District 4; Joe Huff, president, NCMPR District 4; Dr. Cesar Maldonado, HCC chancellor; and Fritz Guthrie, director, HCC Communication...

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HCC to host book signing event for Journalist/Author John Quiñones

HCC to host book signing event for Journalist/Author John Quiñones

HOUSTON [October 23, 2015] – Fans of the hit ABC News show   What Would You Do?   will get a chance to meet the host and author of the best selling book of the same name at t...

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