A great audience was on hand in February to welcome Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Legendary Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr. to the 5 th annual In Conversation. Mayor Turner regaled the audience with stories about his life before becoming Mayor and talked about what led to him making the decision to run for mayor several times before being elected. On leadership, he told the audience that whatever we do, we must do our part to help those coming up behind us. He said leadership might have to come from the bottom flowing up in order to make a better day for all of us.

The Holmes Center thanks all of the sponsors for this event, and a special thanks to our Title Sponsor — Roland Parrish and Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants. The Honorable Helen Giddings served as Honorary Chair for the event.