District 3

Appointees

Board appointees provide valuable contributions to City ordinances, departments and projects. We are fortunate to have residents eager to serve District 3 and the City through board or commission involvement.

Our District 3 appointees provide a wealth of knowledge and experience to these committees and we thank our appointees for dedicating their volunteered time and input to moving the City of El Paso forward.

If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please email your resume to district3@elpasotexas.gov. As board vacancies approach, we will consider those on the interest list. For a list of all the Boards and Commissions, please click here.

 

Ad Hoc Charter Advisory Committee

YOLANDA GINER


Animal Shelter Advisory Committee

SANDRA DIFRANCESCO

 


Bicycle Advisory Committee

RYAN FIERRO

 


Building and Standards Commission

FRANK HERNANDEZ

 


Capital Improvements Advisory Committee

MANUEL MORENO

Manuel MorenoManuel (Manny) Moreno is currently a retired Aerospace & Defense Engineer and Engineering Manager. Prior to working for Rockwell-Boeing for 30 years, he worked 10 years in the garment industry as a technician on automated equipment and progressed to engineering - designing pieces of automated equipment to enhance productivity and lower costs. At the time of his retirement from Boeing in June 2013, Mr. Moreno was the Senior Engineer and Engineering Manager for the Boeing Strategic Manufacturing Center in El Paso, Texas, and was in charge of the Test Engineering, Test, Metrology, Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Information Technology, Facilities Engineering, and Facilities & Maintenance departments. He was also in charge of and successfully completed several Capital Improvement Projects during his tenure at Boeing-El Paso. A 1969 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in El Paso, Mr. Moreno served in the United States Marine Corps from 1969 to 1973 and did a tour in the Republic of South Vietnam in 1972. After receiving several meritorious promotions and commendations, he was honorably discharged in November 1973.

 


Citizen's Advisory Committee for the Board of the Mass Transit

MARIA C. FLORES

 


City Accessibility Advisory Committee

MICHELLE ADJEMIAN

 


City Plan Commission

BIANCA DE LEON
 


 

Committee On Border Relations

MAYRA MALDONADO

 


Community Development Steering Committee

Kathleen Lopez

 


Districting Commission

ISABEL CARRILLO

 


El Paso Bond Overview Advisory Committee (BOAC)

DANNY PEREA

 


Ethics Review Commission

ELENA GRASHEIM

 


Fair Housing Task Force

KENETH BELL

 


Fair Housing Task Force

MIGUEL A. HERNANDEZ

Miguel HernandezMiguel Hernandez is Executive Director of El Paso County Housing Authority (EPCHA), a quasi-municipality dedicated to providing affordable housing and family self-sufficiency services using HUD, State and local funds. Hernandez's passion has always been to give back to his community and dedicated his career working for non-profit organizations. Hernandez has a track record for implementing programs that improves quality of life for all El Paso residents regardless of income status, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Before joining EPCHA, Hernandez managed the admissions, occupancy and re-certification for all housing programs at the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso and responsible for co-managing a $38 million dollar budget. Previously he obtained his lending certification at FirstLight Federal Credit Union and dedicated his time by providing financial literacy classes to residents and certifying new employees. Most recently, Hernandez assisted the new County Judge, Ricardo Samaniego, by taking on the role of Senior Policy Advisor and helping his transition during his first six months of office. Hernandez serves as a member of the Fair Housing Task Force Board of the City of El Paso, EMBA Corporate and Community Engagement Selection Committee Member at the College of Business at UTEP and most recently became member of the El Paso Continuum of Care Board.

 


Greater El Paso Civic, Convention and Tourism Advisory Board

KATIE SCOTT

Katie ScottKatie Scott was born and raised in El Paso Texas. She graduated from Coronado High School and received her bachelors degree in Communication Studies from Texas State University in San Marcos Texas. After graduating from college Katie moved back to El Paso where she currently resides. Katie has worked at City Hall and has worked on many political campaigns for El Paso candidates. She started her marketing company View from the Top Marketing in 2016 where she strategically puts together a customized marketing plan to promote and build her clients businesses while building their company brand and rapport. Katies travels have led her to the Great Wall China, the Pyramids of Giza and the tallest building in the world in Dubai. She truly believes that travel is knowledge and loves learning about different cultures, their traditions and surrounding herself with a multicultural environment. Katie is also very involved in the El Paso community. She has used her marketing company to create fundraisers benefiting many El Paso charities and causes. She is excited about El Paso’s futurefor herself and her family. She believes that El Paso tourism is so important to market properly and efficiently in order to make El Paso a popular destination. With a strong emphasis on tourism, she believes El Paso will have many more opportunities for her community, and the future.

 


Historic Landmark Commission

PAULINA LAGOS

Paulina LagosPaulina Lagos received her Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Science in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Architecture History & Theory. She currently serves on the board of the American Institute of Architects El Paso Chapter and is a practicing architect at Exigo Architecture. Paulina has worked on several projects for the City of El Paso and is committed to improving the quality of life of all El Pasoans through design.

 


Museums and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board

CARLOS A. LOWEREE III

 


Museums and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board

LUCIO GLENN

lucio glennLucio Glenn is currently the Community Resources Development Specialist for the local workforce development board, Workforce Solutions Borderplex. He has extensive program management experience working with underserved populations and has worked with several community initiatives.  Lucio previously served as the Legislative Aide for District 3 City Representative Cassandra Hernandez and worked on several public art projects in coordination with the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. He assisted with art project community meetings and planning to support public art programming in the community.

 


Open Space Advisory Board

ALYSSA CERVANTES BENAVIDES

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ethnic Studies and Public Policy from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's Degree in Public Administration with a focus on Border Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso. Ms. Cervantes Benavides has 17 years of experience as a policy analyst; of which was initiated as a legislative policy analyst in the Texas House of Representatives' Mexican American Legislative Leadership Foundation Program. She is currently the Associate Managing Director of the Office of Clinical Informatics & Digital Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of El Paso. Ms. Cervantes Benavides is a representative in the Leadership Women Texas program, a scholarship recipient of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives Chief Information Officer Boot Camp, a member of the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas and dedicates her personal time to mentoring students from the local community and from cities across Texas.

 


Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

MICHAEL ADJEMIAN

 Mike AdjemianMichael Adjemian born in Reno, Nevada. Now calls El Paso home. He has over 35 years of extensive knowledge and understanding of manufacturing facilities throughout Mexico as well as the Southwestern U.S. He attended U.T.E.P. as well as U.A.CH in Chihuahua City, majoring Marketing.

He is actively involved in his community. He has held the position of Neighborhood Watch Block Captain for over 17 years. He has been an active, member of the El Paso Police Department’s Pebble Hills Regional Command Center’s Citizens Advisory Board for 15 years. He participates and contributes to other non-profit organizations, such as the Special Olympics past assistant golf coach, annual participant in the Making Strides of El Paso against Breast Cancer annual walks to include March of Dimes walk as well. He is Currently the President of the Great Cielo Vista Neighborhood Association entering his 9th Year. He Serves on the City of El Paso Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. He also Will be joining the Marathon Petroleum Citizens Advisory Panel. (CAP).

Michael is always pro-actively looking for ideas and suggestions to improve the quality of life for his neighbors, community and his family. Michael’s qualities include a high level of enthusiasm and initiative.

Michael is married to his wife Bertha of 40 years; they have 1 daughter Michelle, who has attended Bonham, MacArthur, and Graduating from Burges in 2002. They have been residents of this community for over 30 years.

Elected as a Neighborhood Coalition Eastside Representative, responsible for 10 Neighborhood Associations spanning the Eastside of El Paso. this 2-year term ended on October 2018.

Selected in the summer of 2017 by the City’s Neighborhood Services Division, to participate in a Neighborhood Association support task force consisting of 8 members to work closely with the new emerging Neighborhood Associations, along with the at risk of dissolution Neighborhood Associations.

 


PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD SELECTION COMMITTEE

Susannah M. Byrd

 


Regional Renewable Energy Advisory Council

KC GRIFFIN

K.C. Griffin is President and partner of Integrity Asset Management, an El Paso based full-service management company directing operations of 9,400 apartments over 54 communities founded in 2003. 

She was featured in the September 2005 issue of Multifamily Executive Magazine and recognized as one of the top five executives under the age of 40 in the country. K.C. has been instrumental  in the development of the Montecillo Smart Growth Community and served as the President of the Montecillo Management Municipal District, the first smart-growth taxing entity in El Paso until its dissolution in 2017. She has also actively participated in the design, construction and management of over 1000 luxury apartments in the El Paso area to include The Reserve at Sandstone Ranch,  Bella Estancias, The Quest on Edgemere, Santi at Montecillo, The View at Montecillo and The Venue at Montecillo.

K.C. is an active member of the El Paso Apartment Association.  Her past roles with EPAA have included Secretary, Vice President, President-Elect, President and Past President.  Her past roles with the Texas Apartment Association include El Paso Area voting member and Trainer.  National Apartment Association designations include NALP, CAM, CAMT, CPO and CAPS.

K.C. is a member of the El Paso Executive Forum, a graduate of  Leadership El Paso Class 33.

 


Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Council

CHRISTINA OLIVARES

 


Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee

RODNEY WASHINGTON

WashingtonRodney Washington is a military Veteran, serving 24 years in the United States Air Force.  After transitioning from the military in 2013, Rodney accumulated over 500+ volunteer hours at the local El Paso VA Medical Center.  From 2016-2018, Rodney worked as a Voluntary Service Specialist at the same facility.  In 2019, Rodney continued his commitment to service by accepting a position as a Career Counselor with Soldier For Life, Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP), assisting over 1000 service members.   Rodney joined the Texas Veterans Commission in December 2019 and assumed the role of Veterans Employer Liaison before becoming Veterans Employer Liaison (Public Entity) for the West Texas District.

 


Zoning Board of Adjustment

ISAAC RODRIGUEZ