Maria Irshad, CAPP


Deputy Director

City of Houston - ParkHouston

Organizational Membership

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Professional Bio

Maria Irshad, CAPP, MPA is the deputy director for ParkHouston, the agency responsible for on-street parking in the City of Houston. In her role, Maria leads a team of 80 and provides parking policy recommendations to the Mayor’s Office. She serves as the immediate past president for the Texas Parking & Transportation Association and is on the board for the Accredited Parking Organization along with serving on various IPMI committees. Maria is past president of the Houston chapter of Women Professionals in Government and was selected as the 2020 IPMI Industry Professional of the Year.


Parent: City of Houston - ParkHouston

2020 McKinney Houston, TX 77003 UNITED STATES

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2017 TPTA Distinguished Service Award

2019 IPMI Chairman's Award

2019 University of Houston MPA Distinguished Alum

2020 IPMI Parking & Mobility Professional of the Year

Volunteer Work

Shifa Women's Center & Medical Clinics

APO Board Member 2015-2022

2022-2024 IPMI Volunteer

Smart Transportation Task Force

2019-2022 IPMI Volunteer

Conference Program Task Force, Judge: Awards of Excellence