city of pharr texas
state of the city address 2022
Dear Friend of Pharr,
As we close the chapter to another year of growth and progress in the City of Pharr, it is hard to believe how significantly the world and our lives have transformed as a result of the incidents over the last couple of years. From the global COVID-19 pandemic, to extreme weather events that impacted our area, to the economic ups and downs we have experienced – I am certain that we are all eager to turn the page and look forward to a promising new future in 2022.
Despite these challenges, our community of Pharr and its partners remained resilient, embraced new opportunities, and we have emerged stronger than ever. Together, we braved adversity and like true champions, we have been victorious in our endeavors. Our success is only as great as the team behind the effort, and I am proud that our Team of Pharr leaders, employees, partners, and community members continue to work collaboratively to achieve exceptional accomplishments in one of the most challenging years of our community’s history.
We tackled some of the heaviest pieces of legislation to positively impact trade and commerce along the U.S.-Mexico border and expand opportunities to keep Pharr at the epicenter of international trade. We increased funding for key transportation, infrastructure, quality of life, and public safety projects that will continue to propel Pharr forward as a hub of regional economic activity. We enhanced partnerships to provide advanced educational opportunities for Pharr residents and our neighboring communities to invest in human capital and workforce training to provide high-paying jobs in critical industries. We have undertaken a historic and monumental project unlike any other, investing in infrastructure to light up the entire city with fast, reliable, and affordable high-speed internet. In Pharr, we open the doors of opportunity for our residents, and nothing is impossible!
This year, we are elated to announce that this January, we will once again celebrate the City of Pharr’s 5th Annual 2022 State of the City together, in-person, on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the new Pharr Natatorium (3001 N Cage Blvd., Pharr, Texas). As has been customary, we look forward to your participation in helping to make this year’s event a success, because we have much to celebrate.
This year’s State of the City’s theme is “Together We Can Win,” paying homage to the collaborative approach Team Pharr uses as we continue to move our community forward. As we look toward the new year and the promise it brings, we will continue to rise to the level of expectation that our community deserves and demands of us, and we will continue working toward a better future for all Pharr families.
We hope you will consider helping us make this year’s event memorable by sponsoring this year’s State of the City. We could not do this without the generous support of partners such as you. All sponsors will be recognized at the event according to their respective levels of contribution. Please see the enclosed sponsorship packet for details.
Thank you for your favorable consideration of this request for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s State of the City Address.
Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D.
Mayor of Pharr