Brownsville Luncheon Celebrates Leadership


Brownsville Luncheon Celebrates Leadership

Incoming Brownsville Chamber of Commerce Board Chairwoman Monica Garza welcomed an energetic crowd Oct. 18 to the Brownsville Events Center for the annual Leadership Luncheon. The event honors outgoing chamber board officers and incoming board officers. Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez also spoke to the crowd on leadership.

“A leader is well prepared, relentless in pursuit and emotionally stable (takes the drama out of decisions), while also possessing good character and is courageous,” proclaimed Martinez.

On the growth of Brownsville, Martinez says, “Brownsville is not completely there but we’re headed in the right direction.” His conversation made notation of the city’s job increase, growth of new businesses and improvement in the quality of life for Brownsville residents. “We’re not only providing a place to work, but also a place to live and be active,” he added.

Thursday’s event brought business and organization leaders together to recognize Brownsville Chamber employees, as well as sponsoring partners and volunteers.

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