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Edinburg, Texas – The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation is pleased to welcome Edinburg native Sonia Enriquez as the newest member of the Edinburg EDC Board of Directors. Enriquez, an insurance agent by trade, brings a wealth of business, civic, and community experience to the EDC board, which oversees economic, business, and workforce development for the City of Edinburg. Enriquez was appointed as Director by the Edinburg City Council at a meeting held on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Aside from her professional experience as an insurance agent, Enriquez has devoted her time volunteering and remaining involved in her hometown community. Enriquez has been an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Edinburg, having served in leadership capacities as President, Vice-President, and even holds the regional leadership position as Lt. Governor for the Kiwanis International Division 11 – South Texas. She has received numerous awards for her service including “Kiwanian of the Year,” among other notable accolades. Under her leadership, the civic organization has championed worthy causes and organized community events, such as a Memorial Day flag ceremony, “Remember Those Who Served,” and partnering with Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) to host special events for children affected by cancer. Enriquez is also a Key Club Advisor to local Edinburg high schools. Her heart is in her community, and her motto is, “We work together as a family to accomplish our goals.”
A true community advocate, Enriquez also devotes her time to other organizations serving our Edinburg community including Mujeres Unidas, Walk out of Darkness Suicide Awareness, Team Mario Autism Awareness, Dustin Sekula Memorial Library Arte Events, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Texas Cook ‘Em, Edinburg Fiesta, and Night of Lights, among other local nonprofit organizations and events. Enriquez serves as Treasurer for the Edinburg Crime Stoppers, is an elementary catechist teacher at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg, and is a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
Most notably, Enriquez was honored in October 2018 with the city’s first “Community Champion of the Year” award in recognition for her generous contributions of time, support, and inspiration to the Edinburg community.