TBC Members Honor Service of Outgoing Chairman Pete Saenz

The Texas Border Coalition (TBC) is pleased to announce that it has elected Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr., chairman of the organization. Treviño will serve a two-year term effective today. He succeeds Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz who has served as chairman since November 2017 and will continue to represent the coalition on the executive committee as immediate past chairman.

During the coalition’s annual meeting in South Padre Island, Chairman Treviño appointed C. LeRoy Cavazos-Reyna, senior manager of Public Affairs and Communications for Coca Cola Southwest Beverages, to serve as vice chairman. Members scheduled the election of a chair-elect for the coalition’s next meeting on March 11-12, 2020, in San Antonio.

“It is my great honor and privilege to serve as TBC chairman and I want to thank my fellow executive committee members for entrusting me with this responsibility,” Treviño said. “TBC’s mission is to work to make legislative recommendations that help border communities grow and prosper, and I look forward to guiding the organization in its continued pursuit of that mission. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Pete Saenz for his outstanding service and leadership, and I look forward to working with LeRoy as he steps into his expanded leadership role.”

“The work that TBC does requires strong relationships with local, state and federal partners and a firm resolve to succeed in bringing attention to the education and workforce, health care, border security, economic development and transportation needs of the region,” said Cavazos-Reyna, a native of Mission. “I’m humbled and honored to serve in this role as we navigate the issues that impact the Texas-Mexico border and make recommendations to the Texas Legislature and Congress that will help our communities flourish.”

Since 1998, TBC has been the collective voice of border communities on issues affecting Texas-Mexico border region. TBC members are committed to working to develop innovative policies and legislation at the national, state, and local levels.

“It was my pleasure to serve as TBC chairman during the past two years,” Saenz said. “I’m delighted that the executive committee has elected Eddie Treviño to serve as chairman. He is a strong champion for border communities, and I Iook forward to working with him as we continue to develop innovative policies and legislation that improve the lives of our citizens along the border.”