The Board of Commissioners of the City of Pharr met for a regular meeting on Monday, February 5, 2024, and considered an agenda that included the following highlights:

City Declares February 2024 as Black History Month

Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D. and the Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation declaring February 2024 as Black History Month. Each year, February is designated as Black History Month to remember and reflect on the tribulations faced by the Black community while learning from the vibrant culture and history and celebrating its many invaluable contributions. The 2024 national theme for the observance is “African Americans and the Art.” This theme acknowledges the legacy of digital, literary, visual, and performing arts of Black trailblazers and innovators who revolutionized their fields, often transforming them by pioneering new techniques and styles of art. Accepting the proclamation was Imayo York, Secretary for Village in the Valley (ViVa), which is a local organization dedicated to elevating and uniting the black community while connecting cultures in the Rio Grande Valley. “We thank the City of Pharr for recognizing Black History Month and the contribution of blacks to the Rio Grande Valley, including their support of Viva on many occasions,” said York. She also announced that as part of Black History Month, ViVa will be hosting its first Digital Literacy Master Class in conjunction with a grant awarded from Prairie View University at the Pepe Salinas Recreation Center in Pharr on Friday, February 23, 2024. For more information visit the Village in the Valley RGV website or their social media. 

City of Pharr Awarded Healthy Brain Initiative Grant to Address Brain Health

During Monday’s City Commission Meeting, the Pharr City Commission was informed that it has was selected as the only recipient in Texas for the Healthy Brain Initiative Grant by the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for the Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) Road Map. Through this initiative, the City of Pharr will designate a part-time HBI Road Map Strategist, a systems change agent working to advance brain health equity. Working in support and coordination with public health partners across the community, the Road Map Strategist will conduct a public health needs assessment, train local officials and key community partners, and lead the implementation of public health action on dementia, guided by strategies from the Healthy Brain Initiative State and Local Road Map for Public, 2023-2028. The initiative will allow the City of Pharr to enhance its capacity to address cognitive health and dementia for the citizens of Pharr and will serve as a national model to follow. Maxine P. Vieyra, South Texas Alzheimer’s Program Manager, and Gregory Sciuto, Region 7 Leader and Executive Director, San Antonio & South Texas, presented the grant to the city commission. Dr. Cynthia Gutierrez, the Director of Public Health for the City of Pharr’s newly created Public Health Department spoke about the importance of the project and her role in securing the grant. “I am proud to be working with the Alzheimer’s Association and other national grant awardees as we strategize on initiatives to educate, bring awareness to, and delay dementia in our communities, as well as to serve as a national and state model for other communities to replicate in the future,” she added. “Thank you to the Alzheimer’s Association for allowing the City of Pharr to take the lead on this initiative, we look forward to a great outcome for our city and all our residents as we work to fight against Alzheimer’s,” Dr. Gutierrez added. 

City of Pharr to Host Job Fair: 50 Open Positions Available Across Various Departments

The City of Pharr is excited to announce a Job Fair aimed at filling approximately 50 open positions in various departments throughout the city. We are actively seeking highly motivated and career-driven individuals to join our dynamic team and contribute to the continued growth and success of our community.
The City of Pharr Job Fair takes place Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Pharr EMS (3000 N. Cage Blvd, Pharr, TX 78577).
The City of Pharr offers a range of positions across different departments, providing diverse opportunities for individuals seeking fulfilling careers. Positions include but are not limited to:

  • Assistant Director of the International Bridge
  • EMT/Advanced EMT
  • Police Officer
  • Wastewater Treatment Operator
  • Laborer
  • Helpdesk Specialist
  • Toll Collector

Qualified candidates are invited to participate in on-site interviews. Dress to impress, bring multiple copies of your resume, and be prepared to discuss how your skills and experience align with the needs of the City of Pharr. Candidates may undergo background checks and physical examinations as part of the hiring process.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a vibrant and growing organization. Join us at the City of Pharr Job Fair, where your future career awaits!
The public and media are invited to attend.
The City of Pharr is an equal-opportunity employer.
WHAT: City of Pharr Job Fair
WHERE: Pharr EMS (3000 N Cage Blvd, Pharr, TX 78577)
WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 9 AM to 4 PM

Featured Events: Say “I Do” and 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Walk & Run

Ready to say “I Do”? Let the City of Pharr and Judge Jerry Muñoz host a FREE wedding ceremony for you and your special person this Valentine’s Day! 

Ceremonies will take place at our scenic French Garden at Pharr ONE on E. Nolana.
Marriage licenses must be obtained 72 hours in advance.

Call (956) 787-1986 for more information.

Get ready for our 18th annual St. Patricks Day 5k Run/walk presented by the City of Pharr Parks & Recreation, happening March 2nd

Sign up in person or online using this link

Contact our Pharr Parks & Recreation office for more information 956-402-4550