Greater Houston is a vibrant, dynamic region. Our high-quality arts sector, enriching cultural experiences and growing number of public green spaces express our unique identity, deepen our connections to the region and to each other, and help make this a great place for both residents and visitors. We must continue to build and support our cultural assets – and ensure that they are accessible to all.

Greater Houston is also a place where too many people lack real opportunity to create fulfilling lives for themselves and their families. Barriers to opportunity adversely impact our most vulnerable residents. They also threaten the overall well-being of our entire community. The strength of our region depends on all of us having the opportunity to build stable, healthy lives.