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2017 Texas Legacy - Bill White
Bill White to be Honored by CPPP
Annual Texas Legacy award to be presented October 12 at Austin luncheon

The Center for Public Policy Priorities will honor former Houston Mayor Bill White with its 2017 Texas Legacy Award. White joins a distinguished line of men and women who have committed their lives and careers to improving Texas through public policy and public service.

The award ceremony will take place at the annual CPPP Legacy Luncheon on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Austin from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For sponsorship information, please contact Nick Canedo.

"Bill White is a dedicated public servant and successful business leader," said CPPP Board Chair David Chappell. "He has demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to helping the good people of Texas, and we're proud to honor him."
Bill White is a former mayor of Houston and a former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton. Bill attend Harvard University on an American Legion scholarship, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in economics. He then attended the University of Texas School of Law where he graduated with the highest honors and served as editor-in-chief of the law review. While serving as Mayor, Bill earned national praise and the 2007 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage for his swift action after Hurricane Katrina.

The Legacy Luncheon will bring together leaders from across Texas to reflect on Bill White's remarkable legacy while raising funds to support CPPP's important work. View previous Texas Legacy honorees here.

"CPPP is pleased to honor Bill White for his commitment to fact-based public policy for a prosperous Texas," said CPPP Executive Director Ann Beeson. "We look forward to October, when we will celebrate his contributions to the great state of Texas."

CPPP believes in a Texas where everyone has the chance to compete and succeed in life. We envision a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated and financially secure. We want the best Texas – a proud state that sets the bar nationally by expanding opportunity for all.
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