• June 29, 2024

Texas Municipal League Leadership Academy

Texas Municipal League Leadership Academy

The Pharr City Commission and City Manager Dr. Jonathan B. Flores recognized several department directors who attended the Texas Municipal League Leadership Academy. The Texas Municipal League’s annual Leadership Academy is a two-part, six-day program aimed at enhancing the leadership skills of officials in Texas cities.

Participants learn from top-notch university professors, thought leaders, and governing officials who help them evaluate their decisions and actions, and build the competencies necessary to excel in their current or future leadership roles. Participating members who were recognized included Veronica Ramirez, Human Resources Director, Juan Gonzalez, Chief of Police, Luis Marin, Public Works Director, Ruben Rosales, Director of Public Utilities, Sergio Alanis, Parks and Recreation Director, and Adolfo Garcia, Library Director.

“One of the things I learned through the academy is how to collaborate with other cities, and understand their challenges and victories,” said Luis Marin. He added, “We can all learn from each other.” In addition to the skills gained at the academy, participants reported learning new strategies for tackling problems and enjoyed the opportunity to network. “This experience was invaluable and I am proud of the strong networks we were able to build not only with other cities but within our own team as well,” said Chief Gonzalez.

“We thank you for the opportunity,” stated Chief Gonzalez. The commission congratulated the directors and expressed their gratitude for their great work. “We are proud of your hard work and dedication in developing your leadership skills, which are essential for guiding your departments and enhancing our city services. Your efforts create more opportunities for our city and Pharr families,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D.

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