The Honorable Judge Mike Parrott was honored with the Jim Fonteno “Service to Our Community” Award during Harris County Precinct Two’s Annual Black & White Ball on September 9, 2016 at Sylvan Beach Pavilion in La Porte. Commissioner Jack Morman paid special tribute to Judge Parrott for his long-standing support of Precinct Two’s nonprofit senior, youth and veterans programs.
Judge Parrott has dedicated his life to public service and improving the quality of life for communities of southeast Harris County. He served 18 years as Superintendent of Parks for Harris County Commissioner Precinct Two prior to being elected Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 1, in 1993. Currently presiding over the 4th largest JP court in Harris County, he is actively involved with mentoring and motivating local students to pursue higher education. Judge Parrott’s innovative Teen Court Program for area high school students has inspired many of his teen participants to earn their law degrees and become working attorneys for the District Attorney and private law firms. His extensive community involvement includes serving on numerous nonprofit boards, Chambers of Commerce, Rotary Clubs and community service organizations where he has been frequently honored for his efforts.
The Jim Fonteno “Service to Our Community” Award was named after long-serving Commissioner Jim Fonteno, who established Harris County Precinct Two’s senior program in 1975. It is presented annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the nonprofit programs of Precinct Two. The Honorable Mike Parrott truly exemplifies the spirit of “Service to Our Community” and he continues to set a shining example for the constituents of Harris County Precinct Two.