As Pharr moves to improve the city’s organizational structure to better serve the needs of the community, City Clerk Hilda Pedraza and Human Resources Director Anali Alanis have been promoted to new assistant city managers.
“When evaluating performance for consideration of promotions, decisionmakers traditionally reward past performance and results,” said Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez. “In Pharr, we have adopted a more forward-thinking mentality as we evaluate the types of leaders we want to cultivate. We not only look at what they have done, but what they can do.”
Known for their passion, drive and leadership, both Pedraza and Alanis have more than ten years of service to Pharr.
Pedraza holds an Associate of Applied Science in Public Administration Degree from STC, is certified as a Texas Registered Municipal Clerk. She is currently working on obtaining her Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership from STC. Alanis holds an Associate of Business Administration and Bachelor of Applied Technology Management from STC. She also has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UTRGV. Both are Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified.
“These types of leaders are always learning, growing and adapting to a fast-paced and ever-changing environment,” Hernandez said. “Their leadership is the key to our success and sustainability and will keep Pharr moving forward across generations of administrations, We are proud of their dedication and passion and cannot wait to see the innovative, collaborative, and forward-thinking service and leadership they will provide in these new capacities alongside our City Manager Alex Meade.”