Global Connections: Adrian Garcia, Global Affairs Commissioner
Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
About the event
Global Connections is a business networking opportunity for our members and any career professionals in the Greater Houston area, who are interested in furthering their understanding of international events and issues as well as expanding their global connections.
Global Connections events are informal and emphasize discussion and dialogue in a community of like-minded career professionals. As a global city, Houston is the ideal location to develop international contacts and network with other professionals across the region.
About the speaker
Commissioner Garcia won the general election to be Commissioner of Precinct 2 for Harris County in 2018, a position he was sworn into in 2019. Harris County Precinct 2 has always been home to Commissioner Adrian Garcia and his family. He has a 35-year career in public service that began as a Houston Police Officer. He was appointed by Mayor Lee Brown as Director of the Mayor’s Anti-Gang Office, was then elected to Houston City Council and appointed as chair of two City Council committees — the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee and the Minority / Women Business Enterprise Committee. With the support of his peers on City Council, he would be confirmed as Mayor Pro-Tem by Mayor Bill White. Commissioner Garcia continued his service by being elected to the office of Harris County Sheriff — the largest sheriff’s office in Texas and the 3rd largest in the United States.
With Commissioner Garcia’s long-standing career in public service to Houston and his unique knowledge of the city, this will be a relevant dialogue about Houston’s continued development into a globally significant city and the importance of our strategic alliances.