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ParkHouston Recognized as Parking Organization of the Year by the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI)

August 23, 2022 — The City of Houston’s on-street parking management division – ParkHouston – was named Parking Organization of the Year by the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI). IPMI’s Professional Recognition Awards recognize professionals and organizations that operate, maintain and manage parking and mobility operations. The awards also celebrate those who change the perception of the industry as a career and a profession. Winners are nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of industry professionals.

ParkHouston was nominated for this year’s award for its commitment to advancing innovative ideas and embracing technology. ParkHouston is a customer-focused agency, responding to over 10,000 service requests with a 97% on-time response rate. The department supports Houstonians with programs that promote public safety, quality of life, economic development, and sustainability, such as the development and enforcement of dedicated bike lanes throughout the city. Additionally, after extensive research, a community parking program was implemented in the Midtown area.

“It is always a special honor for us to recognize outstanding professionals and organizations in the field of parking, mobility and transportation.” said IPMI CEO Shawn D. Conrad, CAE. “This year’s winners exemplify a commitment to excellence, innovation and creativity that has persevered through a challenging and challenging time of pandemic recovery, and it is a privilege for us to honor them and be part of their professional circles. They make us all better.

“The City of Houston is grateful that ParkHouston’s work is recognized by IPMI. Every day, the entire team works diligently with a customer focus – on the ground and at their offices – to keep Houston safe, sustainable and accessible to everyone who uses our streets for parking. said Maria Irshad, CAPP, MPA’s Deputy Director for Administration and Regulatory Affairs.

Today is declared ParkHouston Appreciation Day by the City of Houston. Mayor Sylvester Turner presented a proclamation to the entire ParkHouston team today at City Hall commemorating their international recognition for the service provided to Houstonians.

Additional details on this year’s winners to be found in a special file of the July 2022 issue of Parking & Mobility Magazine. ParkHouston was honored in person at 2022 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo July 24-27 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

About ParkHouston
ParkHouston is committed to supporting all Houstonians through public safety, quality of life, economic development and sustainable transportation. As the solutions-focused division of the City of Houston’s Department of Administration and Regulatory Affairs, we service and maintain more than 9,500 parking spaces in the city. When you stay connected to ParkHouston, you’ll learn tips and educate yourself – let’s go from No Parking to #KnowParking. Visit us at to learn more.

International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI)
IPMI is the world’s largest and most important association of professionals and organizations in the parking and mobility industry. IRecipients of the PMI Professional Recognition Award demonstrate their dedication to their colleagues, their organizations and their communities.

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