Convention & Visitors Bureau Advisory Board

Members Term Expires
Michelle Lopez 5/2016
VACANT 5/2016
Nalleri Arellano 11/2012
Jesse D. Villarreal 5/2015
David Argabright 5/2018




Organization they represent as per Ord. No. 10-8
Lyle Garza - Chamber of Commerce
Marci Madsen Fuller - RGV Birding Festival
Lucy Hillard - HPAT
Bill DeBrooke - Downtown District
John Crouch - Rec. Vehicle Association
Dr. John Butler- Marine Military Academy  
MEMBERSHIP
The Board shall consist of 12 members. Five of them shall be appointed, one by each City Commissioner, six shall be appointed by the organization they represent and one ex-officio board member.

Each member of the City Commission, except the Mayor, shall have one appointee to the Board, and the Board members shall serve a term concurrent with the Commissioner who made the appointment. All members shall be at least 21 years old.

Members appointed to the Board must reside within the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District jurisdictional boundary or work at or operate a business within the corporate city limits.

Each appointment by a City Commissioner shall be made from the following sectors: Two individuals who are owners of a hotel or motel in the City or who work in a local hotel or motel; one individual who is the owner of a restaurant in the City or who works in a local restaurant in a managerial capacity; one individual who serves on the Board of Directors of any local sports organization that utilizes the City parks; and one on individual who resides within the HCISD jurisdictional boundary or wors at or operates a business within the corporate city limits of the City.
br> In addition to the appointments made by the City Commissioners, the following organizations shall also have a member serve on the Board of Directors: The Harlingen Chamber of Commerce shall appoint one member who serves on the Chamber's Board of Directors or who is employed by the Chamber; The Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival shall appoint one member from its organization; the Harlingen Performing Arts Theatre shall appoint one member who serves on its Board of Directors or who is employed by its organization; the Downtown Improvement District shall appoint one member who serves on its Board of Directors or is employed by its organization; the Recreational Vehicle Association shall appoint one member from its Association who is a Harlingen resident; the Marine Military Academy shall appoint one member who is employed by the Academy; and an Assistant City Manager shall serve as ex-officio member of the Board.

The Board members not appointed by the City Commission shall serve two-year, staggered terms. The members shall draw lots and four of the members shall serve a two-year term and three members shall initially serve one-year terms. Thereafter the initial term, all Board members shall serve twol-year terms.
RESPONSIBILITIES
The Board is an advisory board created to assist the director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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