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25th Anniversary Gala honoring founder and former Houston Mayor Kathy Whitmire

WHO: The star studded gala features journalist and former CBS Evening News Anchor, Dan Rather, actors Brett Cullen, Sean Patrick Flanery, JoBeth Williams, actress Keesha Sharp, who are all Houstonians. Performance by Grammy Award Winning Singer Regina Belle.

HoustonWorks USA is celebrating 25 years of servicing the Houston community while honoring its Founder, former Mayor Kathy Whitmire.

Others recognized during the event include:

Adrian, Garcia, Harris County Sheriff, Public Servant Award

Terry Hudson, Former HoustonWorks USA Executive Director, Community Leadership Award

Frank Thompson, Chairman of the Board, Houston-Galveston Area council Workforce Development, Workforce Development Award

WHEN: Saturday, 31 October 2009
6:00 pm 9:30 pm

WHERE: Hilton Americas Hotel
1600 Lamar
Houston, TX 77010

Founded in 1984, HoustonWorks USA is the leading provider of services focusing on job placement, continuing education and vocational training. Serving more than 900,000 annually, HoustonWorks USA provides job seekers with a variety of workshops including job search techniques, interviewing skills and resume writing, or use of the resource library with Internet access and postings of local, state and national job openings. Training is also available in career fields such as healthcare, business, computers and education. HoustonWorks USA manages several of the largest Workforce Solutions offices in Houston and the surrounding region for the Houston Galveston Area Council. These offices offer a wide range of services for job seekers as well as employers looking for trained workers. HoustonWorks also provides numerous youth programs including internships, scholarships, summits and summer camps. HoustonWorks is a 501(c) 3, tax-exempt organization. Visit for additional information.

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