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  • Airport Advisory Board

    Composition:  9 members appointed by Mayor & City Council
    Created:  created by ordinance 83-O-071 dated August 16, 1983, found in the Code of Ordinances section 4-4.

    Mission Statement:  The mission statement of the Airport Advisory Board is to study, prepare and present, after advise
                                 and consultation with the City Manager and the Airport Manager, to the City Council a master plan for
                                 operation of the airport, improvements to be made thereon, and a plan of utilization of facilities and
                                 hangar space.

     

    Liaison:  Arminda Guerra - (956) 795-2000

     

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    Appointee

    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Adrienne Goodman Treviño

    George Narvaez

    Victor A. Tijerina

    Joe Angel Lopez, III

    Rodolfo Rodriguez

    Elizabeth Alonzo Villarreal

    Ed Bueno

    Jose D. Gonzalez

    Hector Cortez

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    05/2017

    10/2016

    06/2016

    03/2011

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    05/2015

    09/2011

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  • Animal Care Services Advisory Committee

    Composition:  1 Council Member, 9 by Mayor and Council, 1 Veterinarian and 1 Representative of a Non-Profit Organization

    Created:  By motion as required under Chapter 823.005 of the Texas Health and Safety Code

    Mission Statement:  Pending

     

    Liaison:  Clarissa Rangel - (956) 717-5762

     

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    Appointee

    District

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    Cm. Alberto Torres, Jr.

    Lulu Newman

    Melissa Mojica

    Alexandra Colessides

    Catherine L. Kazen

    Cindy E. Cantu

    Robert Simpson Del Valle

    Sandra E. Solis

    Anna Laura Cavazos-Ramirez

    Angelica Treviño

    Dr. Sandra Leyendecker

    Laura Llanes

    Mayor & Council

    Mayor

    District 1

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    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    Mayor & Council

    Mayor & Council

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  • Board of Adjustment

    Composition:  9 members appointed by Mayor & City Council to serve two year terms.

    Created:  City Charter, section 9.05

    Mission Statement:  The Board in making its decisions shall be governed by the following basic standards: The basic spirit
                                 and intent of Section9.05 of the City Charter, and the City comprehensive master plan; the protection of
                                 residential property values; the health and safety of the general citizenry of Laredo; in applicable cases,
                                 the protection of the historic and cultural aspects of the city; in applicable cases, that the strict
                                 enforcement of the ordinance shall deny the property owner the use of his property for any reasonable
                                 land use, except as may be specifically stated in variances for parking and loading requirements; and
                                 that the essential character of the neighborhood is preserved.

     

    Liaison:  Ana Villarreal (956) 794-1613

     

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    Appointee

    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Francil (Poncho) Averill, Jr.

    VACANT

    Jose C. Gonzalez

    Javier Martinez

    Jose Luis Castillo

    Richard Perales

    Andres Gonzalez, Jr.

    Guillermo Cavazos, Jr.

    Osvaldo Lara

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    01/2015

     

    06/2017

    02/2014

    01/2017

    12/2014

    04/2015

    05/2015

    03/2013

    11/2018

     

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

  • Building Standards Board

    Composition:  5 members and three alternative members appointed by Mayor and confirmed by City Council

    Created:  Ordinance 94-O-247, found in Section 24-1.4 of the Code of Ordinances

    Mission Statement:  Pending

     

    Liaison:  Ramon Chavez (956) 794-1625

     

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    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Alan Jackson, Jr. (Chairman)

    Chris Haynes

    Albert Lowry

    Rolando Perez

    Reynaldo Ortiz (Vice-Chair)

    VACANT (Alternate)

    VACANT (Alternate)

    VACANT (Alternate)

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    03/2012

    11/2015

    12/2015

    11/2015

    03/2012

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

  • Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee

    Composition:  9 members appointed by Mayor and City Council

    Created:  Ordinance 97-O-0332; revised by Ordinances 2001-O-040 and 2011-O-091, Code of Ordinances section 33-1

    Mission Statement:

     

    Liaison:  Lety Benavides (956) 794-1650

     

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    District

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    Date Expires

    Ruben Norton

    Peter Venegas

    Judd Gilpin

    Richard Gonzalez

    Russell J. Jordan

    Jesus Martinez

    VACANT

    Madalina G. De Leon

    VACANT

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    02/2015

    04/2010

    06/2011

    05/2011

    02/2017

    04/2017

     

    04/2017

     

    11/2018

    11/2018

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    11/2018

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    11/2020

     

    11/2020

     

  • Convention & Visitors Bureau Advisory Committee

    Composition:  9 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council

    Created:  By Ordinance 96-O-186, October 28, 1996; revised by ordinance 2007-O-128, 2007-O-239, and 2008-O-071,

                   section 2-195 of the Code of Ordinances.

    Mission Statement:  Promote Laredo as the ideal destination for business and pleasure in the global marketplace, thus

                                 favorably influencing the city economy through conventions and tourism

     

    Liaison:  Monica Andrade (956) 795-2200

     

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    Appointee

    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Rebecca Sepulveda

    Raymond Camina

    Marissa Ramirez

    Richelle Garcia

    Judith G. Gutierrez

    Bethany Luna

    Monica Salazar

    Alejandro Villarreal IV

    Janie Martinez

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    01/2015

    03/2011

    01/2017

    11/2013

    02/2017

    04/2017

    03/2013

    01/2016

    09/2015

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

  • Drug and Alcohol Commission

    Composition:  9 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council

    Created:  By motion on September 2, 2008

    Mission Statement:  To create awareness policies, and services that will serve youth, adults, and families in need of alcohol

                                 and drug abuse prevention.

     

    Liaison:  Dr. Hector Gonzalez (956) 795-4920

     

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    Appointee

    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Jesse Hernandez

    VACANT

    VACANT

    Arturo Diaz

    Estela Quintanilla

    Elsa Rodriguez Arguindegui

    David Americo Moncada

    Paul Thomson

    VACANT

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    01/2015

     

     

    08/2017

    02/2017

    09/2017

    04/2017

    05/2017

    11/2018

     

     

    11/2018

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    11/2020

    11/2018

    11/2020

     

  • Economic Development Advisory Committee

    Composition:  18 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council

    Created:  By motion on July 6, 2010

    Mission Statement:  To create a comprehensive incentive package for prospective new businesses and also discuss economic

                                 development

     

    Liaison:  Horacio De Leon (956) 791-7302

     

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    District

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    Fred Dickey

    Mayra Hernandez

    Ricardo Jaime

    John Villarreal

    Arturo Dominguez

    Guadalupe Ramirez

    Ed Ramirez

    Alaster Love

    Joe Maldonado

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    04/2011

    09/2015

    06/2016

    12/2011

    10/2017

    04/2017

    09/2011

    05/2015

    06/2017

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

  • Ethics Commission

    Composition:  9 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council

    Created:  by Section 12.02 of the City Charter and Ordinance 2012-O-126; Code of Ordinance

     

     

    Liaison:  Nora Govea (956) 791-7488

     

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    District

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    Sigifredo Perez III

    Adriana Alexander

    Nathan Chu

    Mirta Piña

    Sabas Zapata III

    Randy blair

    Manuel J. Sanchez, Jr.

    Glen Jackson

    Elsa Galvan

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    03/2016

    10/2017

    06/2016

    02/2013

    01/2017

    05/2017

    02/2015

    03/2017

    02/2013

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

  • Facility Naming & Recognition Commission

    Composition:  9 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council

    Created:  By motion on February 6, 2017

    Mission Statement:  To adequately name and dedicate city facilities including but not limited to parks, buildings and offices.

     

    Liaison:  Tiffany Franklin (956) 791-7313

     

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    Appointee

    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Matias De Llano III

    Alfredo Agredano

    VACANT

    Alfonso Maldonado

    Hector J. "Tito" Garcia

    Alfredo Gutierrez

    VACANT

    Cordelia Flores

    Minerva Villarreal

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    06/2017

    04/2017

     

    08/2017

    04/2017

    05/2017

     

    07/2017

    06/2017

    11/2018

    11/2018

     

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

     

    11/2020

    11/2020

  • Fine Arts & Culture Commission

    Composition:  9 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council

    Created:  By motion on April 11, 2017

    Mission Statement:  Pending

     

    Liaison:  Arturo Garcia / Diana Fullerton (956) 795-2675

     

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    Appointee

    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Yolanda Gutierrez Garcia

    Roberto Lopez (Pending Oath)

    Linda Laura Garcia

    Alfonso Santos

    Dr. Martha E. Villarreal

    Gabriel C. Castillo

    VACANT

    Gale Aker Rodriguez

    Gabriela Mendoza Garcia

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    05/2017

     

    06/2017

    07/2017

    05/2017

    04/2017

     

    05/2017

    06/2017

    11/2018

     

    11/2018

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    11/2020

    11/2020

     

    11/2020

    11/2020

  • Historic District / Landmark Board

    Composition:  9 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council

    Created:  By Ordinance 94-O-247, found in section 24.1.2 of the Code of Ordinances

    Mission Statement:  To review and act on all applications to demolish, demolish in part, remove, or alter the exterior
                                 architectural appearance of any existing structure within a historic district or any locally significant
                                 historic landmark.

     

    Liaison:  Alejandrina Sanchez (956) 794-1610

     

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    District

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    Date Expires

    Virginia (Vicki) Garcia

    Justin Hundsnurscher

    Ed Quiroga

    Melissa M. Amici Haynes

    Christina Davila Villarreal

    Maria Fonseca

    Juan Antonio Herrera, Jr.

    Marc A. Gonzalez

    Michelle Romani

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    01/2015

    04/2015

    03/2011

    11/2016

    02/2017

    05/2017

    04/2016

    05/2015

    04/2015

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

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    11/2020

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    11/2020

  • Laredo Commission for Women

    Composition:  18 members - Mayor and City Council appoint 2 each

    Created:  By motion on April 18, 1994 and resolution 95-R-046 dated March 6, 1995 adopting the bylaws.  Bylaws were
                   amended by resolution 2011-R-019

    Mission Statement:  To promote equality in legal, social, political economic, and educational opportunities and advancement
                                 for all women throughout the City of Laredo.

     

    Liaison:  Karina Elizondo (956) 791-7312

     

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    Appointee

    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Ana Laura Botello

    Dolores Boswell

    Sylvia Leal

    VACANT

    Claudia Medellin

    VACANT

    Patricia Garcia

    Linda Ramirez

    Sylvia Palumbo

    Esther K. Firova

    Sandra Rocha Taylor

    Berenice Silva

    Diana Rodriguez

    VACANT

    Elia Guevara

    Priscilla Castillo

    Alice Herrera

    Frances Wawroski

    Mayor

     

    District 1

     

    District 2

     

    District 3

     

    District 4

     

    District 5

     

    District 6

     

    District 7

     

    District 8

     

    11/2016

    07/2006

    11/2016

     

    06/2016

     

    10/2013

    03/2011

    06/2008

    02/2017

    04/2017

    04/2017

    04/2003

     

    06/2015

    03/2017

    02/2017

    02/2017

    11/2018

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    11/2020

  • Library Advisory Committee

    Composition:  9 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council

    Created:  Ordinance 89-O-100, modified by 2012-O-145; Code of Ordinance

    Mission Statement:  To recommend policies appropriate to services needed, evaluate services received, counsel with
                                 administration personnel and recommend functions and limitations of contracts between cooperating
                                 agencies.

     

    Liaison:  Angie Garza (956) 794-2400

     

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    Appointee

    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Sandra Cavazos

    Angie Salinas

    VACANT

    Ardith Epstein

    Carmelita Alaniz

    Jose Osvando

    Mely Paez

    Rosa Maria De Llano

    Roberto Ortiz

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    07/2006

    09/2011

     

    11/2012

    01/2017

    04/2017

    12/2012

    05/2015

    10/2008

    11/2018

    11/2018

     

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

  • Municipal Civil Service Commission

    Composition:  11 members, 9 appointed by the Mayor and City Council, and 2 members nominated by City employees and
                         confirmed by City Council

    Created:  By section 12.03 of the City Charter and Ordinance 2010-O-017, modified by 2011-O-095 and 2017-O-020

    Mission Statement:

     

    Liaison:  Carol Thurkettle (956) 727-6462

     

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    Appointee

    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Efrain Sanchez

    Patty San Miguel

    VACANT

    Alma Martinez

    Ana I. Saenz

    Albert Perez

    Jerry Perez

    Scott Roberts

    Jose Salvador Tellez

    Christina Jimenez Lara

    VACANT

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    Employee Elect

    City Employee

    09/2016

    02/2015

     

    09/2015

    01/2017

    04/2017

    09/2011

    05/2015

    03/2017

    09/2015

     

    11/2018

    11/2018

     

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

    09/2019

     

  • Para Transit Advisory Committee

    Composition:  9 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council

    Created:  By motion on August 4, 2003; Code of Ordinance

    Mission Statement:  To provide an open forum for the discussion and evaluation of Laredo Transit Management, Inc. services
                                 for persons with disabilities and the elderly; and to promote and aid in the dissemination of information
                                 to persons with disabilities and the elderly within the entire service area.

     

    Liaison:  Gustavo Villarreal III (956) 795-2290

     

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    Appointee

    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Guillermo Castro

    Fabelina Guerra

    Isela Martinez

    Juan Jose Avila

    Rosie Centeno-Hinojosa

    Jessica Ontiveros

    VACANT

    Richard Geissler

    Mike Kazen

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    05/2017

    03/2017

    04/2017

    06/2017

    01/2017

    04/2017

     

    05/2015

    01/2005

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

     

    11/2020

    11/2020

  • Parks & Leisure Services Advisory Committee

    Composition:  9 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council

    Created:  Ordinance 88-O-030, found in Chapter 23-Article II of the Code of Ordinances.  Changes made per Ordinance
                   2007-O-089;
    Code of Ordinance

    Mission Statement:  To Enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods by providing efficient and effective maintenance of all
                                 parks.

     

    Liaison:  Gloria Landin / Anita Stanley (956) 729-4600

     

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    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Juan Gabriel (Gibby) Vela Cuellar

    Roberto Garza, Jr.

    Luciano Flores

    Rafael Romo

    Jose M. "Chema" Guevara

    Monica Molano

    Jerry Sepulveda

    Mario Romo

    Esther Degollado

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    01/2015

    09/2013

    04/2013

    07/2012

    01/2017

    04/2017

    02/2011

    05/2015

    06/2008

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

  • Planning & Zoning Commission

    Composition:  9 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council

    Created:  City Charter - Article IX / Code of Ordinances

    Mission Statement:  To facilitate, direct and maintain the orderly physical development of the City and its surroundings based
                                 on established policies which protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public.

     

    Liaison:  Rosie Silva (956) 794-1613

     

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    Appointee

    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Erasmo Villarreal

    Jorge Dominguez

    Daniel Lopez, Jr.

    Vicki Cantu

    Johnny Narvaez

    Guillermo Raul Ugalde, Jr.

    Javier Compean

    Carlos E. Flores

    Jose Salvador Tellez, II

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    01/2015

    10/2016

    09/2014

    06/2017

    01/2017

    04/2017

    02/2011

    07/2017

    02/2015

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

  • Secondary Water Source Ad-Hoc Committee

    Composition:  9 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council

    Created:  By motion.  August 7, 2017 M2017-R-12

     

    Liaison:  Riazul I. Mia (956) 721-2000

     

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    Appointee

    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Guillermo Benavides Zuniga

    VACANT

    VACANT

    VACANT

    John Galo (Pending Oath)

    Alex Arreguin

    VACANT

    VACANT

    VACANT

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    08/2017

     

     

     

     

    09/2017

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

  • Technical Review Board Ad-Hoc Committee

    Composition:  9 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council

    Created:  By motion on May 5, 2014, M2014-R-07

    Mission Statement:  To review ordinances and provide recommendations to Council as amended to reflect the total package

                                 when it comes to development of a subdivision such as construction standards.

     

    Liaison:  Ramon Chavez (956) 794-1625

     

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    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Antonio Medina

    Benny Salinas

    Daniel Wyers

    Armand Vanlor

    Juan Salinas

    Cesar L. Cantu

    Jesus Ruiz

    Edward L. Ochoa

    VACANT

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    05/2015

    08/2014

    08/2014

    02/2015

    01/2017

    04/2017

    08/2014

    05/2015

     

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

    11/2018

    11/2020

  • Third Party Funding Advisory Committee

    Composition:  9 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council

    Created:  By motion on June 5, 2000

    Mission Statement:  To maximize the effectiveness of City of Laredo grants to local nonprofits, more in depth analysis of

                                 their individual operations is necessary.  Detailed budgetary information, program descriptions, mission

                                 statements, workload measures, goals, and objectives are required for each applicant.

     

    Liaison:  Diana Fullerton (956) 795-5742

     

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    Appointee

    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    John Puig

    Maria Arzuaga de Olivarez

    VACANT

    Enrique "Kike" Lobo

    Esmeralda R. "Mellie" Hereford

    Roberta Jean Ceballos

    VACANT

    Valeria Vega

    Karen Elizondo

    Mayor

    District 1

    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

    03/2015

    05/2013

     

    05/2017

    05/2017

    04/2017

     

    05/2015

    03/2016

    11/2018

    11/2018

     

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

     

    11/2020

    11/2020

  • Transportation & Traffic Safety Advisory Committee

    Composition:  (10) members. The members shall be appointed by the city council as follows: the mayor and each

                         council member shall designate one member of the advisory committee subject to the ratification of the city

                         council each whom shall be a resident of the City of Laredo. The mayor shall also designate an additional

                         member and an alternate, subject to the selection of the Asociación de Transportistas, as prescribed in chapter

                         28, article I, subsection 28-7(e), where only the primary representative will have one (1) vote on the committee

                         and the alternate will be an advisory seat but will not have a vote.

    Created:  Ordinance 86-O-129 and found in Section 19-24 of the Code of Ordinances.  Revised by Ordinance 96-O-180

                  found in Section 28-7; Code of Ordinance

    Mission Statement:  to advise the City Council and City Manager on issues pertaining to transportation and traffic safety which

                                 will impact the citizens of Laredo and to enhance the safe and orderly growth of the city.

     

    Liaison:  Roberto Murillo / Robert Peña (956) 795-2550

     

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    District

    Appointed Date

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    Felix Canales - Voting Member

    VACANT - Alternate

    Alejandro Campero

    Adrian Dominguez

    Carlos Garcia

    Mercurio Martinez

    Joe Barron

    Jose Luis "Boni" Benavides, Jr.

    Dave Akers

    VACANT

    Mayor

    Mayor

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    District 2

    District 3

    District 4

    District 5

    District 6

    District 7

    District 8

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    06/2016

    05/2017

    02/2017

    07/2017

    02/2011

    09/2015

     

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    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

    11/2018

    11/2020

     

  • City-County Government Issues Committee

    Composition:  2 Council Members appointed by the Mayor, the Deputy City Manager, the Finance Director and the

                         City Attorney

    Created:  Originally called the Metro Government Committee, this committee was re-named by motion on February 20, 2007.

     

    Mission Statement:  To provide a liaison between city government and other governmental entities such as local school

                                 boards and the county government to discuss issues affecting the different entities and to craft

                                 inter-local agreements.

     

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    Position

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Cm. Nelly Vielma

    Cm. George J. Altgelt

    Cynthia Collazo - Deputy City Manager

    Rosario Cabello - Finance Director

    Kristina Hale - City Attorney

    Mayor

    Mayor

    09/2017

    09/2017

    11/2018

    11/2018

  • Community Action Agency Advisory Board

    Composition:  The Mayor shall nominate, subject to Council confirmation, 3 Council Members to serve on he 24 member

                         Advisory Board.

    Created:  Consistent with the action of the Webb County Commissioners Court, the City shall be represented on the Webb

                   County Community Action Agency Advisory Board.

    Mission Statement:  To indentify and address the causes of poverty in Laredo and Webb County

     

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    Position

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Cm. Rudy Gonzalez, Jr.

    Cm. Alberto Torres, Jr.

    Cm. Nelly Vielma

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    09/2017

     

    09/2017

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

  • Laredo Homeless Assistance Committee

    Composition:  members appointed by Mayor and confirmed by City Council

    Created:  By motion dated February 18, 2014

    Mission Statement:  To serve as an advisory committee to the City of Laredo City Council regarding initiative/efforts to address
                                 the housing needs of homeless families with a special concern for families with school aged children

                                 through the creation of transitional and affordable housing and the implementation and strengthening of

                                 homeless service provider networking systems.

     

    Liaison:  Arturo Garcia (956) 795-2675

     

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    Position

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    VACANT - Chair

    VACANT - Vice-Chair

    Arturo Garcia - Community Development Director

    VACANT

    Melissa Ortiz - Laredo Housing Authority

    Javier Santos - Fernando Salinas Trust

    Nora E. Murillo - United I.S.D.

    Leticia Reyes - Laredo I.S.D.

    Rosanne Palacios - Mercy Ministries of Laredo

    Rogelio Treviño - South Texas Work Force

    Elmo Lopez, Jr. - Gateway Community Health

    Elizabeth Alonzo - Laredo Municipal Housing Corp.

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

     

     

    02/2016

     

    02/2016

    11/2014

    11/2014

    11/2014

    11/2014

    11/2014

    02/2016

    02/2014

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

    Composition:  Mayor and 3 Council Members serve with County and State members on the 9 member board.  Council

                         Members are nominated by Mayor and confirmed by Council.  Appointments to the Policy Committee shall be

                         for (2) years.  A member may be reappointed with no limitation to number of terms, except that such term will

                         not continue in the event an officer becomes ineligible for membership on the Policy Committee.

    Created:  Consistent with federal and state laws.

    Mission Statement:  To provide guidelines which allow for maximum local government participation both in the designation

                                 process and in transportation planning; the use of areawide planning agencies which are responsible for

                                 conducting comprehensive planning; and minimum duplication of effort through the utilization of existing

                                 planning efforts and capabilities.

     

    Liaison:  Vanessa Guerra (956) 794-1604

     

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    Appointed Date

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    Mayor Pete Saenz - Chairperson

    Cm. Charlie San Miguel - District VI

    Cm. George J. Altgelt - District VII

    Cm. Roberto Balli - District VIII

    Honorable Tano E. Tijerina - Webb County

                       Judge (Vice Chairperson)

    Honorable John Galo - Webb County

                       Commissioner, Precinct 3

    Honorable Jesse Gonzalez - Webb County

                       Commissioner, Precinct 1

    David M. Salazar, Jr., P.E. - District Engineer

    Melissa Montemayor, District Administrator

    City of Laredo

    City of Laredo

    City of Laredo

    Laredo Mass Transit Board

    County of Webb

     

    County of Webb

     

    County of Webb

     

    TxDOT

    TxDOT

     

     

  • Old Mercy Hospital Bldg. Ad-Hoc Committee

    Composition:  6 members; (1) by Mayor, (1) by District 3 Council Member, (1) by District 4 Council Member, (1) by District 8
                         Council Member, (1) citizen and Building Owner

    Created:  Created by motion April 17, 2017; 2017-R-06 City Council Meeting

     

    Liaison:  John Porter (956) 794-1650

     

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    District

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Francisco J. Saldaña, Jr.

    Margarita Araiza

    Louis P. Lavaude

    Cristobal Rodriguez

    Jennifer Roby

    Mr. Carranco

    Mayor

    District 3

    District 4

    District 8

    Citizen

    Building Owner

    05/2017

    05/2017

    05/2017

    06/2017

    05/2017

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2020

    11/2020

    05/2021

  • People with Disabilities Blue Ribbon Committee

    Composition:  12 members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council.

    Created:  By motion on August 2, 2010

    Mission Statement:  To serve as advocates for those in our community with disabilities by promoting awareness, education

                                 and securing resources for their physiological, psychological and social well being.  As a blue ribbon

                                 committee, we also have te responsibility to provide guidance and serve as consultants to the City of

                                 Laredo officials regarding issues affecting people with disabilities.

     

    Liaison:  Erika Martinez (956) 795-4922

     

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    District

    Appointed Date

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    Daniel Castillon

    Dr. Georgeanne Ramon-Reuthinger

    Rebecca Morales

    Jaime Garza

    Adriana Haro

    Martha San Miguel

    Janette Ramos

    Diana Sanchez

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    09/2009

    09/2009

    09/2009

    09/2010

    09/2010

     

    09/2010

    09/2010

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number One - TIRZ 1

    Composition:  7 members; 1 by District 8 Council Member, 1 by City Manager, 3 by Mayor and 2 Directors

    Created:  By motion on June 6, 2016; Ordinance 2016-O-192; Amended by 2017-O-001; Amended by 2017-O-047

     

    Liaison:  Laura Powell (956) 791-7430

     

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    Board of Directors

    Position

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Patricia Goldberg

    Martin Aleman

    Rosario Cabello

    Nathan Bratton

    Henry Sauvignet

    Ben Puig

    Elizabeth Romano Sames

    One - Appt. by District 8 Council Member

    Two - Appt. by City Manager

    Three - Director of Finance

    Four - Director of Planning & Zoning

    Five - Appt. by Mayor

    Six - Appt. by Mayor

    Seven - Appt. by Mayor

    12/2016

    12/2016

    12/2016

    12/2016

    12/2016

    12/2016

    12/2016

    12/2018

    12/2017

    12/2018

    12/2017

    12/2018

    12/2017

    12/2018

  • Veterans Affairs Committee

    Composition:  3 Council Members nominated by Mayor and confirmed by Council.  Committee includes a representative from

                         every veterans organization.

    Created:  By motion dated August 17, 1998.

    Mission Statement:  To advise the City Council on issues pertaining to Veterans and Veteran programs that will enhance the

                                 welfare of those Laredo citizens that have served in the Armed Forces.

     

    Liaison:  Arturo Garcia (956) 795-2675

     

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    Position

    Appointed Date

    Date Expires

    Cm. Rudy Gonzalez, Jr.

    Cm. Alberto Torres, Jr.

    Cm. Nelly Vielma

    Col. Gilberto S. Treviño

    Dr. Hector Farias

    Rodolfo Flores

    Carlos Chavez

    James Rendon

    Mauro Sandoval

    Cesar Montemayor or Bobby Flores

    Cande Rodriguez or Ignacio Sanchez, Jr.

    Ralph Cantu

    Jose Luis Muñoz

    Hector Garza

    Mayor

    Mayor

    Mayor

    09/2017

    11/2018

    11/2018

    11/2018

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