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Sara M. Hernandez Appointed Interim EDC Executive Director for Rio Grande City

During the last Economic Development Corporation (EDC) meeting held on Tuesday, February 20th, Sara M. Hernandez was appointed as the interim EDC Executive Director for the City of Rio Grande City following the resignation of Dalinda Guillen. Mrs. Guillen, who served as EDC Director for a decade, recently accepted an offer to work in the private sector.


In assuming the role of interim EDC Executive Director, Ms. Hernandez expressed her commitment to building upon the foundation laid by her predecessor and advancing the economic prosperity of Rio Grande City. "I am honored to have been appointed as the interim EDC Executive Director and am eager to continue serving the community that I love," stated Ms. Hernandez.


Mayor Joel Villarreal and members of the City Commission expressed their confidence in Ms. Hernandez's leadership abilities and expressed gratitude for her willingness to step into this pivotal role. "Sara Hernandez's appointment as interim EDC Executive Director is a testament to her dedication and qualifications," stated Mayor Villarreal. "We are confident in her ability to lead the EDC and further our economic development efforts."


Sara M. Hernandez brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role as interim EDC Executive Director. With nearly nine years of employment with the City of Rio Grande City, Ms. Hernandez has held various positions, showcasing her versatility and dedication to municipal service. Most recently, she served as the Executive Assistant for the Deputy City Manager, where she demonstrated strong organizational skills and leadership qualities.


Prior to her role as Executive Assistant, Ms. Hernandez held positions as Tourism Director, Main Street Director, and Events Coordinator, highlighting her abilities and commitment to promoting economic development and community engagement. Born and raised in Rio Grande City, Ms. Hernandez is deeply rooted in the community and possesses a deep understanding of its needs and aspirations.


Ms. Hernandez is a proud alumna of Rio Grande City High School, graduating in 2001. She furthered her education at UT-Pan American, earning her bachelor's degree in 2006. Her educational background, combined with her extensive experience in municipal administration and economic development, uniquely positions her to lead the Rio Grande City EDC during this transitional period.