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AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Valley residents to the Task Force on Disaster Issues Affecting Persons who are Elderly and Persons with Disabilities for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. Governor Abbott named Chief Carlos Garcia as chair of the Task Force. The Task Force on Disaster Issues Affecting Persons Who Are Elderly and Persons Who Are Disabled will study methods to more effectively accommodate persons who are elderly and persons with disabilities before, during, and after a disaster or emergency evacuation. Marco Trevino was also appointed for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025
Chief Carlos Garcia of Brownsville is Chief of Police for the Port of Brownsville. Previously, he served as Chief of Police for the City of Brownsville from 2001 until 2011. He is a member of the Texas Police Chiefs Association and the Texas Police Association. Garcia received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Pan American University at Brownsville and a Certificate of Completion for the FBI National Academy’s 173rd Session.
Marco Trevino of Edinburg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Alivio Counseling Services, P.C. He is president of the Board of Community Council of the Rio Grande Valley 211 and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Trevino received a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas-Pan American.