Special Needs Advisory Committee

AUTHORITY FOR CREATION AND OPERATION:

The Special Needs Advisory Board (SNAB) serves as an advisory body to the City Commission and City Manager and is established by City Ordinance 2020-1574-A to investigate and report on ways the city can more effectively and efficiently assist persons with special needs relating to physical, mental, or emotional issues.

COMPOSITION: 

Consists of seven (7) members. 

METHOD OF APPOINTMENT:

Each member is appointed by the City Commission.

TERMS OF OFFICE:

Each member shall serve without compensation. Members shall serve terms not to exceed three years, set to stagger as appropriate, and may be reappointed for one additional three-year term. All board members are subject to removal at the will of the city commission, or by vote of five members of the board. 

PURPOSE:

The SNAB shall:

  1. Monitor and assess the city's policies, practices, and procedures with respect to accommodating persons with special needs.
  2. Recommend any appropriate changes in those policies, practices, and procedures and accommodations to the city manager, or his designee, and to the city commission.
  3. Report on its activities to the city commission on an annual basis at a time to be determined by the city commission.

MEETING TIME AND PLACE:

Meetings take place the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
A quorum consists of four (4) voting members.

TASK FORCE MEMBERS:

  • Chair: Jesus “Rudy” Flores                              
  • Vice Chair: Miguel Gaytan                                      
  • Secretary: Ana-Laura Chavez

Members:  
                                                               

  • Leslie Garcia                                       
  • Maribel Leos                                     
  • Virginia Pina                                             
  • Mayra Oyervides                                      

BOARD LIAISON:

Damaris McGlone
Parks and Recreation Director
956-542-2064

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