Texas Border Business –
Pharr, Texas – Pharr EDC Executive Director Sergio Contreras has announced that he will be resigning as the leader of Pharr’s economic development arm to pursue a new career opportunity. Contreras will be taking the helm as Executive Director of the Rio Grande Valley Partnership, the regional chamber of commerce representing the entire Valley. According to its website, the Partnership “fosters the relationships and coordinates the programs that advance regional economic development.”
“We are very fortunate to have had Sergio’s expertise leading our economic development activities,” said Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D, upon learning of Contreras’ news. “Under his guidance, Pharr has continued to expand its commercial and retail opportunities, enjoy healthy and steady financial growth, and remain competitive as a driving economic force in the region,” Hernandez continued.
City Manager Juan Guerra stated, “On behalf of the City of Pharr, we wish Sergio well in his future professional endeavors, and we are confident that in his new role, he will have a regional impact that will benefit Pharr, and the entire Rio Grande Valley.
Pharr leaders will likely appoint an interim director to oversee the EDC’s operations, and expect to open up the position for qualified applicants to select Contreras’ successor.
Contreras’ statement can be found below.
Statement from Pharr EDC Executive Director Sergio Contreras:
I am writing to inform you that I will be resigning from my position as Executive Director of the Pharr Economic Development Corporation (Pharr EDC) to pursue a new opportunity.
I would like to thank Mayor Ambrosio “Amos” Hernandez, MD for allowing me the incredible opportunity to represent a vibrant and growing community. The Mayor’s leadership and passion for the City of Pharr has provided me professional growth and taught me how to get the job done right for the citizens of Pharr.
I’m very appreciative of the Pharr Board of Commissioners and Pharr EDC Board of Directors for entrusting me with the many economic development opportunities in the City of Pharr. Their guidance has been invaluable.
It was a privilege to work hand-in-hand with my colleagues while always keeping the central goal of creating a better quality of life in Pharr.
I enjoyed working under a very accessible and supportive City Manager, Juan Guerra – who supported me in the development and execution of our goals at the Pharr EDC.
I am humbled and excited about this new opportunity, I will always cherish the commitment of the Pharr EDC staff, who each day work tirelessly and selflessly to get the job done.
I will now work with my Pharr EDC Board of Directors to designate a resignation date.