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joined the Office of the City Manager in April 2019 as the Assistant to the
City Manager. Ms. Zolezzi has been with the City of Brownsville for more than
ten years serving in various capacities.
joined the City of Brownsville in October 2008 as a Fiscal Tech I with the
Brownsville Municipal Court. Ms. Zolezzi was promoted to Court Administrator in
August 2009 and held that position for more than five years. Marina Zolezzi
previously served as the Director for the Office of Grant Management and
Community Development (OGMCD) from November 2014 to April 2019. As the Director
for OGMCD, Ms. Zolezzi helped secure funding from federal, state, local, and
private grant opportunities such as TIGER, Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation,
Choice Neighborhood Planning grant (as Co-applicant), MPO TAP, and other
Ms. Zolezzi holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public
Affairs, University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor’s in Business
Administration from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas with
concentrations in Financial Services and Corporate Finance. In addition, Marina
Zolezzi received her Certified Public Manager's certification from the
University of Texas at Brownsville in 2010 through the Texas State University’s
William P. Hobby Center for Public Service.
Prior to attending graduate school, Ms. Zolezzi worked with the U.S. Department
of Treasury-Financial Management Service as a Management and Program Analyst.
During graduate school Ms. Zolezzi interned with the City of Austin - Auditor's
Office and with the St. David's Community Health Foundation.Ms. Zolezzi is
passionate in serving the community, especially for the City of Brownsville,
where she was born and raised. Ms. Zolezzi is an active member and officer with
the Zonta Club of Brownsville.