Thank you, Houston



Thank you, Houston
Watch: Mayor Turner’s farewell video
HOUSTON –  THANK YOU, HOUSTON.Being your mayor for the past eight years has been a privilege and a joy of a lifetime. I enjoyed meeting people and creating lasting relationships throughout our diverse neighborhoods.

As I prepare to leave office when the clock strikes midnight, I am reflecting on everything we were able to accomplish together. Please watch the video above. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner reflects on his time leading the city as he prepares to leave office, from creating a more resilient and stronger city following seven federally declared disasters to focusing on underserved and under-resourced neighborhoods as part of the Complete Communities initiative and providing earn and learn opportunities for thousands of young people participating in the Hire Houston Youth program.

Houston became a national model in the fight against homelessness Here’s How Houston Is Fighting Homelessness — and Winning, we built more affordable housing and lowered the crime through the One Safe Houston initiative Houston records sharp 20-percent decline in homicides in 2023.

I thank Houstonians for giving me, a kid who grew up in Acres Homes, a chance to transform our Houston for the better. On this final day of 2023, my desk inside City Hall is now clear.