As only the second woman to hold the position of mayor in the City of Houston, Annise Parker has made many noticeable improvements to the Houston community. Previously, she held the position of city controller and served on the Houston City Council; she also worked in the oil industry and co-owned a bookstore. She has been repeatedly recognized for her service, being named "Council Member of the Year" and winning awards such as the Distinguished Local Elected Official Award and the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance"s Good Brick Award. Parker graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and sociology from Rice University. In this conversation, Parker speaks with Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith as part of a series of conversation with prominent elected officials and newsmakers.
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