Power Player Farewell

Houston movers and shakers bid farewell to city honcho in power-packed salute

Movers and shakers bid farewell to city honcho in power-packed salute

News, Laura Spanjian farewell, Dec. 2015, Kathy Hubbard, Susan Christian, Annise Parker, Laura Spanjian
Kathy Hubbard, Susan Christian, Mayor Annise Parker, Laura Spanjian. Photo by Richard Carson
News, Lauren Spanjian party, Dec. 2015, State Rep. Carol Alvarado, Kelly Gale Amen, Greg Bess
State Rep. Carol Alvarado, Kelly Gale Amen, Greg Bess. Photo by Richard Carson
News, Lauren Spanjian party, Dec. 2015,  Ernest and Joanna Walker and Sylvia Pennywell.
Joanna Walker, Ernest Walker, Sylvia Pennywell. Photo by Richard Carson
News, Lauren Spanjian party, Dec. 2015,  Kelli Johnson, Kim Ogg
Kelli Johnson, Kim Ogg. Photo by Richard Carson
News, Laura Spanjian party, Dec. 2015, Joe Turner, Doreen Stoller
Joe Turner, Doreen Stoller. Photo by Richard Carson
News, Laura Spanjian party, Dec. 2015, Michael Skelly Anne Whitlock
Michael Skelly, Anne Whitlock Skelly. Photo by Richard Carson
News, Laura Spanjian party, Dec. 2015, Lindsey Brown, Chris Shepherd, Laura Spanjian
Lindsey Brown, Chrish Shepherd, Laura Spanjian. Photo by Richard Carson
News, Laura Spanjian party, Dec. 2015, name, Bob Eury, Gayle Eury
Guest, Bob Eury, Gayle Eury. Photo by Richard Carson
News, Laura Spanjian farewell, Dec. 2015, Kathy Hubbard, Susan Christian, Annise Parker, Laura Spanjian
News, Lauren Spanjian party, Dec. 2015, State Rep. Carol Alvarado, Kelly Gale Amen, Greg Bess
News, Lauren Spanjian party, Dec. 2015,  Ernest and Joanna Walker and Sylvia Pennywell.
News, Lauren Spanjian party, Dec. 2015,  Kelli Johnson, Kim Ogg
News, Laura Spanjian party, Dec. 2015, Joe Turner, Doreen Stoller
News, Laura Spanjian party, Dec. 2015, Michael Skelly Anne Whitlock
News, Laura Spanjian party, Dec. 2015, Lindsey Brown, Chris Shepherd, Laura Spanjian
News, Laura Spanjian party, Dec. 2015, name, Bob Eury, Gayle Eury

The movers and shakers, power players and influentials turned out in force for the farewell bash saluting Laura Spanjian, who recently stepped down from her position as the first director of the first Office of Sustainability

Anne Whitlock and Michael Skelley opened historic Fire Station #2, which they restored to call home, for the bash where both Mayor Annise Parker and State Rep. Carol Alvarado sang Spanjian's praises and issued proclamations in her honor. 

The native Californian moved to the city five years ago to take the lead in the city's sustainability effort. She will be staying in Houston with vacation rental company Airbnb as its southwest regional public policy lead.

The heavy-hitter crowd included Central Houston Inc. president Bob Eury and wife Gayle, city parks director Joe Turner, State Sen. Rodney Ellis, Harris County prosecutor Kelli Johnson, Hermann Park Conservancy executive director Doreen Stoller, Memorial Park Conservancy CEO Shellye Arnold, Mayor's Office of Special Events honcho Susan Christian, Kathy Hubbard, Andrea White and Elyse Lanier.

Also in the mix were Angie Bertinot, Kelly Gale Amen, Kim Ogg, Ernest Walker, Steve Costello, Anne Clutterbuck, Sue Lovell, Lindsay Brown and Chris Shepherd and Kathryn McNiel.

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