Greetings from
Council Member Mike Knox
Dear Mike,

First off, THANK YOU! I am honored to serve as your At Large Council Member in Position 1. My first few weeks representing you at City Hall have been busy and I have hit the ground running. During my time on City Council, I look forward to working with Houstonians on the tough issues. Working together, we will make Houston a better city for our future. 

I would like to share a little about myself. I am a native Houstonian who married my high school sweetheart. We have raised one son who now serves the city as a Houston police officer. I received my Associate of Arts degree from the Houston Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston – Downtown while working as a Houston Police Officer. I am a proud veteran who served in the United States Air Force and served over 15 years as a Houston Police Officer.

I have been a small business owner for over 20 yeas as a consultant on gang and youth violence, and have helped communities throughout the United States and Canada deal with these issues. During these years, I served my community as a board member of the Spring Branch Education Foundation and was among the original funders of the Spring Branch ISD “Fund for the Future” endowment.

Now, as your Council Member, I am ready to fight for you and be your voice at City Hall. 

If you have any particular city issues or concerns, please report them to my office. To learn more about what your At Large 1 office is doing, please write, call, email, or facebook me for more information. 


Mike Knox                                                                                                   Houston City Council                                                                                           At-Large Position 1


BARC is the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Facility. BARC is the only city shelter in Houston required by law to accept every animal that comes through their doors regardless of breed, temperament, health conditions, and circumstance (from owner surrender, stray pickup, rescued or confiscated animals). BARC has built a best-in-class team that stewards our mission of professionalism, responsibility, compassion, commitment, integrity, and accountability.

This Valentines Day take advantage of $20 adoptions on all dogs, cats, kittens and puppies. Friday, February 12 - Sunday, February 14.

Click Here to learn more about BARC

Super Bowl LI

In one year the world’s eyes will be on Houston during Super Bowl LI, and the accompanying festivities.
There are a number of ways to take part and support Houston’s Big Game but the most rewarding
way to feel the excitement of Super Bowl LI week is to volunteer.

We will be recruiting up to 10,000 volunteers to be a central part of the team. Successful applicants will become the face of Houston as we host more than 1 million visitors. Volunteers can help make the difference between a good and a great event. The Host Committee is looking for people who are passionate about football, the Houston region, and can commit to 3 or more shifts during Super Bowl LI week. In return, the Host Committee will give successful applicants a once-in-a-lifetime prize, the chance to be part of the Houston Super Bowl LI Host Committee’s Super Bowl festivities.

Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is an egregious human rights violation. In this lucrative criminal enterprise, people are treated as commodities to make a profit for traffickers. Victims may be forced to provide labor services or have their bodies sold for sex. While this is a serious problem in other countries, it is not just an international issue. Men, women and children are bought and sold every day in the United States, and sadly, Houston has been identified as a hub for this criminal activity. Fortunately, Texas has been a leader in the fight against human trafficking. It was one of the first states in the nation to pass a human trafficking statute, and Houston area lawmakers have been champions for anti-trafficking legislation. It takes all different types of stakeholders working together to ensure a comprehensive approach to this issue, and the Houston Area Council on Human Trafficking will work tirelessly to make the message loud and clear: no person is for sale.

See Something? Say Something!

Tips from community members are an essential component of identifying traffickers and rescuing victims. If you suspect human trafficking activity, make an anonymous call to the national human trafficking hotline; the number is below. If you believe someone may be in imminent danger, contact 911.

Get Help now!

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Polaris BeFree Texting Helpline
Text "BeFree" 233733

U.S. Census Bureau Jobs Available for 2016 Census Test
The US Census Bureau is now accepting applications and testing for over 600 enumerators and local supervisors through March for the 2016 Census Test in portions of Harris County, Texas. Temporary full-time and part-time positions are available starting in April, with pay starting from $22.25 per hour. For more information, please call the toll-free number 1-800-361-6891.

For more information, visit
Service Requests:
Important Information:
Staff Information:
John Moss
Chief of Staff

Carla Hulsey
Deputy Chief of Staff

Trebor Gordon
Director of Community Outreach
City Council Member Mike Knox, At-Large Position 1 | 900 Bagby St., First Floor | Houston, TX 77002 | (832) 393-3014 |