The Board of Commissioners of the City of Pharr met for a regular meeting on Monday, June 17, 2024, and considered an agenda that included the following highlights:

City Recognizes Department Directors who attended the Texas Municipal League Leadership Academy

The Pharr City Commission and City Manager Dr. Jonathan B. Flores recognized several department directors who attended the Texas Municipal League Leadership Academy. The Texas Municipal League’s annual Leadership Academy is a two-part, six-day program aimed at enhancing the leadership skills of officials in Texas cities. Participants learn from top-notch university professors, thought leaders, and governing officials who help them evaluate their decisions and actions, and build the competencies necessary to excel in their current or future leadership roles. Participating members who were recognized included Veronica Ramirez, Human Resources Director, Juan Gonzalez, Chief of Police, Luis Marin, Public Works Director, Ruben Rosales, Director of Public Utilities, Sergio Alanis, Parks and Recreation Director, and Adolfo Garcia, Library Director. “One of the things I learned through the academy is how to collaborate with other cities, and understand their challenges and victories,” said Luis Marin. He added, “We can all learn from each other.” In addition to the skills gained at the academy, participants reported learning new strategies for tackling problems and enjoyed the opportunity to network. “This experience was invaluable and I am proud of the strong networks we were able to build not only with other cities but within our own team as well,” said Chief Gonzalez. “We thank you for the opportunity,” stated Chief Gonzalez. The commission congratulated the directors and expressed their gratitude for their great work. “We are proud of your hard work and dedication in developing your leadership skills, which are essential for guiding your departments and enhancing our city services. Your efforts create more opportunities for our city and Pharr families,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D.

City Recognizes Certified Public Managers 

The Pharr City Commission and City Manager Dr. Jonathan B. Flores recognized three directors who recently completed the rigorous 14-month Certified Public Managers course. Earning a Certified Public Manager certificate signifies a high level of professional achievement and dedication, demonstrating that the individual has acquired advanced skills and knowledge essential for effective public sector leadership and management. Graduates of the program are Melanie Cano, Office of Strategic Excellence Director, Adolfo Garcia, Library Director, and Kenneth Ennis, Public Safety Communications Director. “We want to congratulate you on completing this long and rigorous program, and commend you for staying the course and demonstrating continued leadership for the City of Pharr,” said City Manager Dr. Flores. “It was a great program, and even though it was challenging, it allowed us to look at new opportunities and enhance our leadership skills,” stated Melanie Cano. “I enjoyed the opportunity to learn from other leaders throughout the state and also to network and share the many great things that we are doing here in the City of Pharr,” added Garcia. “We congratulate you on this accomplishment, and we know you will apply everything you have learned towards making our City of Pharr continue to thrive,” added Mayor Hernandez. 

Pharr Approves Reappointment of Alternate Municipal Judge Rodolfo Martinez

The Pharr City Commission unanimously approved the reappointment of Alternate Municipal Judge Rodolfo Martinez. 

Featured Events: 

City of Pharr’s 1st Annual Men’s Health Week – Monday, June 24th – Saturday, June 29, 2024 


The City of Pharr’s Public Health Department presents its “First Annual Men’s Health Week”! 🧔🏻‍♂️♥️

Let’s increase awareness of preventable health problems for men of all ages by participating in various events this coming week. Starting with a walk, followed by educational activities and wrapping it all up with a Golf tournament. Let’s come together and rally behind the important men in our lives! 💪🏽

She’s My Hero All Girls Camp – Saturday, June 25th from 9 am to 4 pm 

📣She’s My Hero Camp is back and registration is now OPEN!

👩‍🚒We’re looking for fearless, young ladies to join us Saturday, June 29th for day filled with hands-on activities and a look inside the careers of our female fire fighters.
Spots are limited so register now❗️


📣¡Se aproxima el campamento SHE’s MY HERO – esta vez para niñas!

👩‍🚒Buscamos jovencitas valientes listas para explorar un campamento lleno de actividades, prácticas de trabajar en equipo, demostraciones y mucho más bajo nuestro departamento de bomberos con solo instructoras mujeres. registra a tu niña HOY❗️

Campamento SÁBADO 29 de Junio!

Independence Day Festival – Thursday, July 4th from 7 pm to 11 pm 

🎇 Celebrate our nation’s independence with the City of Pharr! 🎆🎆🎆
Our annual Independence Day Festival is happening Thursday, July 4th at Allen & William Arnold City/School Park!

Bring the family to enjoy food, live music, a carnival, petting zoo and of course a spectacular fireworks show!

Save the date for this celebration! Admission is FREE! 🇺🇸