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City Summit 2018 adds former Houston Mayor Annise Parker to list of speakers

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 by Katy McElroy

The Austin Monitor, Glasshouse Policy and the Austin Tech Alliance are proud to announce the third annual City Summit. This event aims to provide an opportunity for Texans to learn more about the political issues that face the state. The theme for this year is “resiliency,” and the summit will feature panels and breakout sessions relating to how the state responds to challenges such as flooding, other natural disasters and homelessness. This week, we are excited to announce that Annise Parker, former Houston mayor, city council member and city controller, has joined the list of speakers. Parker will share what she has learned about resilience from her considerable experience in the political venue, as well as her experience in the private sector as senior vice president and chief strategy officer for BakerRipley, where she recently coordinated relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey. In addition, as the first mayor of a large U.S. city to openly identify as part of the LGBTQ community, Parker is uniquely qualified to provide an inclusive perspective to the summit.

City Summit 2018 is on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St., from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the event page here for tickets. Speakers and panels will be announced throughout the month.

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