THE MAYOR’S PREMIER WHITE TIE GALA
The Houston Consular Ball is the Mayor’s Premier White Tie Gala. Honoring the 90-plus countries’ consulates and the international communities that call the Houston area home, the Consular Ball has a rich and storied history.
In 2014, the Ball took the form of a business conference and accompanying Consular Forum and we highlighted Houston’s ties to the Arctic region with “Northern Lights, Southern Hospitality”. In 2015, the Ball returned to its traditional format. We celebrated Houston’s world-class medical center and multifaceted technology-focused with “Innovation in a Global City”. In 2016, the Ball recognized Houston’s Sports Ambassadors and the role sports play in Houston’s global efforts with “Champions in the Global Arena”.
MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER
Mayor Sylvester Turner was elected Mayor of Houston on December 12, 2015, to serve a four year term beginning January 4, 2016.