Houston’s own Mayor Sylvester Turner hosted The African American Mayors Association Annual Conference at the George R. Brown and Hilton Americas hotel. The AAMA Legacy Awards Dinner was one of the highlights of the three-day event and honored several Houston area recipients: Prairie View A&M University President Dr. Ruth Simmons and Former Judge of Texas District Court 228 the Honorable Marc Carter. Sessions were held dealing with a myriad topics including gun violence prevention, U.S. energy market, business, opportunity zones, future of work in cities and impact of technology, health equity, preparing cities for Census 2020 and more. Seen at the event were Argentina James, Melinda Spaulding, Felix Chevalier, Carla Brailey, Ernest Walker, Gene Lewis, Larry Payne, Darryl Carter, Carlotta Brown, Michael Harris, Valerie Jarrett, Missouri City Mayor Yolanda Ford and a host of others.