Mayor Gus E. Pappas

From 2014 to 2021, Gus served on the Bellaire City Council, where he was the Mayor Pro Tem for four of his eight years. During his tenure on the City Council, Gus was involved in the approval of countless construction projects, including the new City Hall & Civic Center, Evelyn’s Park, Bellaire Sr. High School, Condit Elementary, and the Police & Municipal Court.

Education and Experience

A graduate of Westbury High School, Gus went on to the University of Houston, where he was a cheerleader during the Phi Slamma Jamma era of Cougar basketball. He graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1988 as a National Moot Court Champion and has been an active trial lawyer for 35 years. Gus was President of the Houston Young Lawyers Association in 1998 and a board member for seven years. In 1996, he founded his own law firm Dabney Pappas, where he still practices today.

Personal Information

Gus Pappas was born in Arachova, Greece, and raised in Houston, Texas.  Gus is a proud Bellaire resident of 25 years, where he lives with his wife Pamela Pappas, a fellow attorney, and their golden doodle Leo. Gus and Pamela have three daughters: Elena (30, Houston attorney), Lexi (27, media professional in Salt Lake City), and Demi (21, student at Georgetown University). All three were raised in Bellaire and attended both Condit Elementary and Bellaire Sr. High School. 

Current Term

January 8, 2024 – January 5, 2026

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    Gus Pappas

    Mayor