PRESS RELEASE FROM SEN. EDDIE LUCIO, JR.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
CONTACT: Doris Sanchez , Press Secretary
Phone: (512) 463-0385
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 Baumunk||Echostar/Dish Network|
|Scott Bradwell||City of Harlingen Fire Department|
|Chris Elliff||Harlingen Chamber|
|Mitchell Fladerman||Lockheed Martin|
|Steven Glover||Lockheed Martin|
|Paula Gonzalez||Courtyard by Marriott|
|Richard Guerrero||Valley Morning Star|
|Brenda Heredia||Family Crisis Center|
|Alberto Jaimez||Harlingen Housing Authority|
|Bertha Klefisch||Harlingen Housing Authority|
|Michael Lamon||Texas State Bank|
|Ericka Lopez||Valley Regional Medical Center|
|Sandra Lopez||Harlingen Housing Authority|
|David Luna||Health & Human Services Comm. |
|Hector Neira||Bax Global|
|Angelina Ochoa||Valley Baptist Medical Center|
|Nilda Perez||Lone Star National Bank|
|Steven Salinas||Texas State Technical College|
|Juan Silva||Lockheed Martin|
|Rod Snell||Lockheed Martin|
|Joe Trevino||Boggus 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."