Wednesday, February 7, 2007
CONTACT: Doris Sanchez , Press Secretary
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Sen. Lucio hosts Leadership Harlingen Class 2006-2007 at the Capitol


AUSTIN, TX -- Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. today welcomed the 2006-2007 Leadership Harlingen Class to the Texas Capitol, where he presented them with certificates of excellence for outstanding community leadership and class participation.

Leadership Harlingen is a program of the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce that seeks to identify and train current and emerging leaders to make them more effective community volunteers. Ms. Melissa Boykin, Special Events Manager, said, "The purpose behind the trip to Austin is to meet their elected representatives, as well as expose them to state government at work. We hope to give them as much opportunity to develop their leadership skills with information and insight on the ins and outs of not only their community and how it works, but how decisions made in Austin affect their community."

Leadership Harlingen (2006-2007) Class Members
Brad BaumunkEchostar/Dish Network
Scott BradwellCity of Harlingen Fire Department
Chris ElliffHarlingen Chamber
Mitchell FladermanLockheed Martin
Steven GloverLockheed Martin
Paula GonzalezCourtyard by Marriott
Richard GuerreroValley Morning Star
Brenda HerediaFamily Crisis Center
Alberto JaimezHarlingen Housing Authority
Bertha KlefischHarlingen Housing Authority
Michael LamonTexas State Bank
Ericka LopezValley Regional Medical Center
Sandra LopezHarlingen Housing Authority
David LunaHealth & Human Services Comm.
Hector NeiraBax Global
Angelina OchoaValley Baptist Medical Center
Nilda PerezLone Star National Bank
Steven SalinasTexas State Technical College
Juan SilvaLockheed Martin
Rod SnellLockheed Martin
Rose SnellFastsigns
Joe TrevinoBoggus Ford - Harlingen

Sen. Lucio said, "This program develops and enhances community leadership by giving participants expanded knowledge and awareness of the strengths, needs and issues within the Harlingen area. It offers program participants a broader view of civic leadership through direct contact with a wide spectrum of institutions and people that make the Harlingen area a vital and growing community."