Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner has partnered with Comcast to celebrate 10 exceptional community volunteers at the first-ever Mayor’s History Makers Awards. The event was held at the Houstonian Hotel and honored the individuals who made contributions to the community through volunteering, activism, and community outreach,

“These exceptional individuals have demonstrated selfless commitment,” said City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. “The History Makers Awards give us an opportunity to recognize those who have played a vital role in positive change in their communities while celebrating the diversity of this great city.”

The event is conjunction with many of the city’s Black History Month festivities. The honorees will be featured in a 3-second PSA on Comcast as well as receiving a Comcast charitable donation of $1,000 to the nonprofit organization of their choice

2018 Mayor’s History Makers Award Honorees and Nominating Organizations

Barbara Curtis, R.A.R.E. Pearls, Inc.

Marilyn Douglas-Jones, Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans

Carol Freeman, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston

Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr., Communities In Schools

Dr. Bobbie Henderson, United Way of Greater Houston

Pamela Joubert Davis, Children’s Museum of Houston

Elexa Orrange, Goodwill Houston

Michael Pearson, Chinese Community Center

Christina Porter, Chauncy Glover Project

Dr. Thomas F. Freeman, founding Dean of the Thomas F. Freeman Honors College at Texas Southern University will also be recognized with a Living Legend award.