Community volunteers honored at Mayor's History Makers Awards

Inaugural event celebrated Black History Month


HOUSTON – To celebrate Black History Month, Mayor Sylvester Turner and Comcast honored 10 community volunteers on Friday.

The inaugural Mayor's History Makers Awards recognized the commitment of honorees to making a difference in the community through volunteerism, mentorship, advocacy and civic engagement.

This year's honorees are:

  • Barbara Curtis                  
  • Marilyn Douglas-Jones    
  • Carol Freeman                 
  • Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr.      
  • Dr. Bobbie Henderson     
  • Pamela Joubert Davis     
  • Elexa Orrange                 
  • Michael Pearson             
  • Christina Porter 

Along with the award, each honoree will be featured in a 30-second public service announcement that will air on Comcast. The company will also donate $1,000 to the nonprofit organization of the honoree's choice.

The event was held at The Houstonian Hotel on North Post Oak Lane.

KPRC 2 meteorologist Khambrel Marshall emceed the event.