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…

See Precinct One at Work

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

Commissioner Ellis’s Statement on Death of Civil Rights Icon Rev. William A. Lawson

14 May, 24

I am deeply saddened by the passing of my dear friend and a towering figure in our community, the Reverend William A. Lawson. His life's work as a civil rights icon, educator, and relentless advocate for the underserved has left an indelible mark on Houston and beyond.
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Commissioner Ellis Issues Statement on Spectrum TV Investigation Alleging Texas Public Education Funds Being Redirected to Mike Miles’ Colorado Charter Schools

14 May, 24

“I’m shocked by what I saw in one news report regarding allegations concerning state-imposed HISD Superintendent Mike Miles. This also calls into question every dollar he has spent as superintendent. While teacher benefits are being slashed, libraries are being closed, and support staff are being let go, HISD parents and taxpayers deserve a robust and timely investigation to ensure that tax dollars are being used appropriately and ethically. This is especially true at a time when the district is under the direct control of the State and not accountable to a locally elected board.”
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Improving mental health in our community

13 May, 24

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness to the importance of mental health. It’s a time to talk openly about why it matters, how it affects all of us, and why there shouldn’t be stigma around seeking the help you need. In Precinct One, we’ve taken steps to expand and improve services to individuals and families who are struggling with mental health, substance use disorders, and behavioral health crises by helping direct federal dollars to local agencies and programs that have the greatest impact.
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