Main Street Advisory Board

The Main Street Advisory Board is tasked with working with the Downtown District Manager to develop and adopt a strategic annual action plan that will prioritize projects for Downtown Brownsville. The Board's primary role is to lead the implementation of the annual action plan and advocate for Downtown Brownsville.

Main Street Brownsville is a volunteer-based program that requires an active Board who can commit a minimum of six (6) to ten (10) hours a month, in addition to attending monthly Board meetings.  

A total of nine Board members serve two-year terms and are appointed by the City Commission.  The inaugural Board was appointed in 2016.  

Board Members

  • Edmund Cyganiewicz  
  • Larry Holtzman, Chair
  • Larry Jokl 
  • Francesca Linder 
  • Marco S. Ochoa, Vice-Chair
  • Sylvia Ordeman
  • Ben Neece
  • Avi K. Schwarcz 
  • Luis Urquieta 


  • Every third Wednesday of the month
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Meetings are held at different locations in Downtown Brownsville (for meeting locations, refer to the most current agenda or our Facebook page).

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are posted at City Hall located at 1001 E. Elizabeth Street prior to the meetings. 
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes