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Planning Team

The planning process will be led by the City of Brownsville in collaboration with HACB. The creation of the Plan will be overseen by HUD, and coordinated by BORDERLESS and COLLABO to provide specialized technical expertise and the skills needed to bring the community’s Plan to life. They bring additional resources to support the planning process and creation of the Plan.

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CITY OF BROWNSVILLE

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLE

The City of Brownsville is co-leader for this Planning Grant through the Office of the City Manager.

The Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville is the co-leader for this Planning Grant, and manages the target housing development Victoria Gardens.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

HUD supports the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans through the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants.

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CECILIA ESPINDOLA

CITRUS GARDENS

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GRISELDA SERVIN

CITRUS GARDENS

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MARIA HERNANDEZ

CITRUS GARDENS

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LUZ MONROY

CITRUS GARDENS

ANNEX

COMMUNITY
AMBASSADORS

Community Ambassadors are community residents dedicated to local engagement and participation – they will help by organizing small group meetings, facilitating activities during community meetings and being available to host meetings and spread the word about the Plan process with community members.

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OCTAVIANA MEJIA

VICTORIA GARDENS

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VANESSA VAZQUEZ

TANGELO QUARTERS

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MARIA REYES

CITRUS GARDENS

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NEIGHBORHOOD

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COMMISSIONER

BRYAN MARTINEZ

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE

HOUSING

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VERONICA ROSENBAUM

BROWNSVILLE WELLNESS COALITION

PEOPLE

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HILDA LEDEZMA

REVIVAL OF 

CULTURAL ARTS

(ROCA)

STEERING COMMITTEE

The Steering Committee consists of community residents, property owners, local business representatives, service providers, educational leaders and public officials who are all stakeholders in the improvement of the International Southmost Neighborhood.

 

Steering Committee members will help identify resources or provide information and help generate and vet ideas for strategies and projects that merit consideration for inclusion in the CNP. They will also help in identifying potential partners and guide post plan implementation.

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JOVITA CHASE

BUSINESS OWNER

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MARIA REYES

CITRUS GARDENS

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BORDERLESS STUDIO

Borderless Studio is an urban design and research practice focused on cultivating collaborative design agency through interdisciplinary projects. It is based in Chicago (IL) and San Antonio (TX).

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PATRICIO SAMPAYO

BROWNSVILLE PUBLIC UTILITIES BOARD

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WENDY DE LEON

UNITED WAY OF SOUTHERN CAMERON COUNTY

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OCTAVIANA MEJIA

VICTORIA GARDENS

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VANESSA VAZQUEZ

TANGELO QUARTERS

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COLLABO PLANNING

COLLABO is a dynamic planning and urban design practice leading innovative and equitable neighborhood revitalization projects that generate positive results and improve the lives of local residents. It is based in Chicago (IL), Philadelphia (PA) and St. Paul (MN). 

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