Welcome to Harris County Precict One
Commissioner Rodney Ellis


Our Mission

Precinct One is committed to becoming a national model for delivering responsive public service that utilizes inclusive, innovative, and collaborative approaches to improve the quality of life, advance equality of opportunity, and promote the fair treatment of all people in Harris County.

Meet Commissioner Ellis

Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis believes the role of government is to guarantee that everyone has the opportunity and ability to build a better future for themselves.

Commissioner Ellis is committed to bettering the lives of the people in Precinct One by providing quality and accessible services and programs while fighting for important reforms that benefit all Harris County residents. Learn More…

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Our Priorities

Precinct One develops policies to improve quality of life while advancing equal opportunity and the fair treatment of all residents of Harris County. Learn more about Commissioners’ Court and the policy initiatives championed by Precinct One. Learn More...

Our Initiatives

Working to ensure all residents are provided the opportunity to build a better future, Precinct One is leading a number of initiatives to do just that. Learn more about projects such as Healthy Eating, the Remembrance Project and other campaigns. Learn More…

Our Improvements

Precinct One is always striving to improve our communities and is responsible for a number of road and bridge projects. The precinct also works to plan and develop capital infrastructure, such as inclusive parks, public streets, trails and other facilities. Learn More…

Our Engagement

Precinct One works with the diverse communities of the precinct to serve all residents. The constituent services andcommunity engagement teams make sure residents are informed, provided opportunities to give input, and the precinct is responsive to questions, concerns or requests. Learn More...

See what's Happening in Precinct One

Featured News

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Others will Unveil ‘Freedom’ Marker to Honor a Man who Escaped Slavery on Sept. 13, 1864

13 Sep, 23

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and others will announce a freedom marker to honor “Ben,” who escaped slavery on Sept. 13, 1864. The event takes place during International Underground Railroad Month, which is recognized in September because well-known freedom seekers and Underground Railroad operatives, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, escaped from slavery in that month. Philanthropist William O. Perkins III, who donated the Ben marker, initiated the Freedom Marker project that resulted in a searchable database of more than 10,000 enslaved people who sought their freedom by running away.
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Commissioner Rodney Ellis’s Statement on Barbers Hill High School Punishing Black Student for his Hairstyle

08 Sep, 23

“I am infuriated to witness the continued discrimination against Black students at nearby Barbers Hill High School. Just seven days after the Texas CROWN Act became the law of the land, Barbers Hill ISD leaders are shamefully persisting in their crusade against students of color..."
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Commissioner Rodney Ellis’s Statement on Commissioners Court’s Forced Elimination of Election Administrator’s Office Because of SB 1750

29 Aug, 23

Today, the Harris County Commissioners Court is forced to take action to comply with Senate Bill 1750, a new state law that forces Harris County, and only Harris County, to eliminate the position of elections administrator and revert election duties to a bifurcated system, where the Tax Assessor-Collector maintains voter registration and the County Clerk administers elections.
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