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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (October 26, 2017) – Today, Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez announces the creation of the Search Advisory Taskforce for City Manager and the Search Advisory Taskforce for City Attorney. The City Manager Search Advisory Taskforce will be comprised of three Brownsville City Commission members: City Commissioner At-Large “B” Rose M. Z. Gowen (Chair); City Commissioner District 3 Joel Munguia (Co-Chair); and City Commissioner District 1 Ricardo Longoria.The City Attorney Search Advisory Taskforce will be comprised of three Brownsville City Commission members: City Commissioner At-Large “A” Cesar De Leon (Chair); City Commissioner District 2 Jessica Tetreau-Kalifa (Co-Chair); and City Commissioner District 4 Ben Neece.“By virtue of the vacancy of the City Attorney, as well as the retirement notice and acceptance of the City Manager, the entire City Commission must vote on the eventual appointment of both capacities,” said Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez. “However, these taskforces shall coordinate the search and recruitment process which will be undertaken to evaluate potential candidates and provide recommendations to the entire City Commission of their findings.”Additionally, each taskforce will seek the participation of community organizations and members to ensure an inclusive search for both offices.“More inclusive community participation will result in a more effective and efficient operation of both offices to accommodate the future vision of our city,” Martinez added.
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