Students at Hudson Elementary School had the opportunity to learn about how the City of Brownsville government works during their visit to City Hall on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
The 80 students gathered in City Hall Chambers and had the opportunity to meet with City Manager Helen Ramirez, AICP. She explained to them the duties of the City Commission, which is an important part of local government.
Ramirez also discussed various projects that the city is currently working on. This includes road improvements, quality-of-life projects, and an exciting investment in the Gladys Porter Zoo Master Plan. The plan includes the construction of the Soaring Eagle Zip Line, which will provide zoo visitors with an exhilarating experience by taking them over 120 feet in the air.
The students were given the opportunity to ask Ramirez questions about the city and the functioning of City Hall. This interactive session helped them gain a better understanding of local government and its operations.
After leaving the City Chamber, the students had the chance to tour the historic City Hall building.
The students were also greeted by Brownsville firefighters who talked about their jobs and responsibilities as firefighters.
This visit to City Hall provided a valuable educational experience for the students, helping them connect with their local government and gain insights into the roles and responsibilities of various city officials and personnel.