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Breakfast symposium part of city’s Women’s History Month celebration
WHO: Mayor Jim Darling
City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, Assistant City Manager Jeff Johnston, Joe Vera, Directors and staff
City of McAllen Panel of Trailblazing Women
MODERATOR: Michelle Leftwich, Assistant City Manager
Elvira Alonzo, Public Works
Yvette Barrera, Engineering
Judge Kathleen Henley, Municipal Court
Captain Irene Luna, Police
Piedad Martinez, Community Development Block Grant
Juli Rankin, Planning
Elizabeth Suarez, Airport
WHAT: International Women’s Day Breakfast Symposium
WHEN & Wednesday, March 8, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: McAllen Convention Center, Exhibit Room A, 700 Convention Center Blvd.
WHY: As part of the continued activities by the City of McAllen to celebrate Women’s History Month, the city is hosting a breakfast symposium on International Women’s Day, for their female employees and featuring women directors in the organization who event organizers have identified as trailblazers in the municipality and their respective fields.
According to Rodriguez, the purpose of the call to recognize women in the organization is twofold:
· to highlight the City of McAllen as a leader amongst Rio Grande Valley and other border municipalities, thanks in part, to the contributions of the women in the organization; as well as
· to encourage all of its female employees to think beyond their current position, to be bold and to motivate them to seek more opportunity within the city.
“This is a great opportunity to look at all of the different factors that make our city great,” said Mayor Darling. “The contributions of women to moving the City of McAllen forward, in all aspects, cannot be stressed enough.”