Committee

The Committee


The BBC is comprised of eleven volunteer members appointed by the City Commission. BBC members come from diverse backgrounds and include a cross section of community leaders and residents.  BBC projects are planned and implemented at the BBC’s monthly meetings.  New members receive training in the form of an information packet that includes the BBC Mission Statement, planning criteria, current budget, project list and subcommittees. Several extensive planning meetings are held annually to update the mission statement and yearly budget.  
Municipal Ordinances which established the committee and it’s purpose can be found here:  Ordinance 91-1234 and Amending 2001-1234-A  
Present Member Term Appointed Date Term Expires Appointed By
John L. Villarreal 11 (4) COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 4 2nd 2 Year 03/20/2012 Term of Office Comm. Longoria(1)
Renee Sanchez 6 (3) 1st 2 Year 06/03/2014 06/03/2016 Comm. Longoria(1)
Joe Lee Rubio 10 (4) 1st 2 Year 02/19/2013 102/19/2015 Comm. Villarreal (4)
Rose Timmer 4(3) 1st 2 Year 03/05/2013 03/05/2015 Comm. Zamora (3)
Betsy Price 7(2) 1st 2 Year 10/01/2013 10/01/2015 Comm. Tetreau (2)
Gonzalo Pena 9 (4) 1st 2 Year 06/03/2014 06/03/2016 Comm. Longoria (1)
Jimmy Paz 5 1st 2 Year 03/19/2013 03/19/2015 Comm. Longoria(1)
Marla Hernandez 8 (3) 1st 2 Year 10/21/2014 10/21/2016 Comm. Tetreau (2)
Elsa Tatiana Balli 3(3) 2nd 2 Year 06/03/2014 06/03/2016 Comm. Longoria (1)
Linda Marin 1 (4) 1st 2 Year 01/22/2013 01/22/2015 Comm. Gowen (B)
Alberto Garcia 2 (3) 2nd 2 Year 10/21/2014 10/21/2016 Comm. Villarreal(4)
  Advisory Member    
Debroah Cox 10/17/1999 10/01/2001 Mayor Vela
Kevin Alford 10/17/1997 10/17/1999 City Commission
Sally Arroyo- Brownsville Shines 011/01/1999 11/2001 Comm. Bud Richards
Ex-Officio Non-Voting Member:  Pete Gonzalez, Deputy City Manager/CFO, 956/548-6007 | pete@cob.us
Chairperson: Joe Lee Rubio, Chair | 956/346-9177 | joeleerubio@gmail.com  
City Staff: Beatriz Valdez, Admin Specialist II | Office of the City Secretary, 956/548-6045 | Fax:956/546-2130 | bvaldez@cob.us