Elected Officials

Office of Mayor John Whitmire

Mary Benton, Director of Communications
[email protected]
Office: 832.393.0830
Mobile: 713.208.6229

Deidrea George, Press Secretary
Office: 832.393.0800
Mobile: 832.763.6972
[email protected]

Office of City Controller Chris Brown

John Seydler, Director of Communications
[email protected]
Direct: 832.393.3547

City Council Members

Please contact their offices at the link below:



City Departments


Administration & Regulatory Affairs

(Regulatory Permitting, BARC Animal Shelter, 311 Help & Information, ParkHouston)

Billy Rudolph, Chief of Staff
[email protected]
Direct: 832-393-8503
Mobile: 817-723-0914

Naelah Yahya, City Council Liaison
[email protected]
Office: 832-393-8530

Cory Stottlemyer, Director of Communications
[email protected]
Office: 832-395-9092
Mobile: 281-732-5057

Houston Airport System

(George Bush Intercontinental [IAH], William P. Hobby [HOU] and Ellington Field [EFD] Airports)

Media Hotline: 281.233.1234
Augusto Bernal, Director of Communications
[email protected]


BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions

(Pet registration, City-Owned Animal Shelter, Animal Enforcement *BARC is a division of the Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department)

Cory Stottlemyer, Director of Communications
[email protected]
Office: 832-395-9092
Mobile: 281-732-5057





Office of Emergency Management

(Emergency Response Coordination, Emergency Planning, Emergency Operations Center)


Brent Taylor, Chief Communications Officer
[email protected]
Office: 713-884-4558
Mobile: 713-882-5090

Houston Emergency Center

(9-1-1 Operations. For Emergency Management, see the Office of Emergency Management)

Refer media questions to the Office of the Mayor


Houston Fire Department

(Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Marshal, Hazardous Materials)


HFD PIO: 832-394-6709
Email: [email protected]


Firefighter Martee Black, Public Information Officer
Email: [email protected]

Fleet Management Department

(City Vehicle Maintenance and Fuel Management)

See 'Office of the Mayor' Contacts.


General Services Department

(Management and security of City of Houston-owned facilities )

Refer Media questions to the Office of the Mayor


Houston Health Department

(Disease Surveillance, Emergency Public Health Response, Multi-Service Centers, Community-Based Health Programs)

Porfirio Villarreal, Public Information Officer
[email protected]
Office: 832.393.5041
Mobile: 713.826.5695

Fabian Gutierrez, Public Information Officer
[email protected]Office: 832-393-4860
Mobile: 346-831-9253

Tucker Wilson
Deputy Assistant Director- Communications and Public Affairs
[email protected]
Office: 832.393.5045
Cell: 346.802.508

Housing & Community Development

(Affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization)


Shanta “Shan” Harrison, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Director - Communications and Outreach

[email protected]
Office: 832.394.6364
Mobile: 281.409.9002

Human Resources

(City of Houston employee benefits, services and hiring)

Refer Media Questions to the Office of the Mayor





Legal Department / City Attorney's Office

(Legal services for City of Houston departments and officials)

Refer Media Questions to the Office of the Mayor



LaDonna Weems, Deputy Assistant Director of Communications [email protected]
Office: 832.393.1476
Mobile: 281.387.7721


Municipal Courts

(City of Houston courts, civil and criminal)

Bonita Tolbert, Deputy Director, Public Information & Technology
[email protected]
Office: 713.247.8791

Jose E. Soto, Assistant Public Information Officer
[email protected]
Office: 713.247.4081



Evangelina Vigil, Public Information Officer
[email protected]
Office: 832.393.0832
Mobile: 281.904.3015


Office of Business Opportunity

Brandon Jones, PIO/External Affairs Division Manager
[email protected]
Office: 832.393.0652
Mobile: 832.627.3875


Parks & Recreation

Estella Espinosa, Communications Manager
[email protected]
Office: 832.395.7022
Mobile: 832.465.4782

Planning and development department

(Platting and development services, Transportation planning, Houston Bike Plan, Historic Preservation, Geographic Information Services)

Elise Marrion, Communications Manager
[email protected]
Office: 832.393.6615



(City of Houston police services)

Media Relations Office
Office: 713.308.3280


Public Works

(water/wastewater, drainage, transportation, permitting, capital projects, floodplain management)

Katelynn Burns, Director of Communications
[email protected]
Office: 832.395.2455
Cell: 832.840.3145


Erin Jones, Public Information Officer
[email protected]
Office: 832.395.2530
Mobile: 713.853.6073




Solid Waste Management

(City of Houston solid waste collection, disposal and recycling)

Abel Fernandez, Communications
[email protected]
Office: 832.393.0466