Board and Committee Appointees

Thank you to our District 3 appointees for your public service to the City of El Paso. As we appoint residents to serve for District 3 in this new term, we wanted to share with the public the great men and women we have throughout the city who have expressed great interest to help move El Paso forward. 

If you are interested in serving on a board or commission please send your resume email to As vacancies come up on boards we will consider those on the interest list. For a list of all the Boards and Commissions, please click here.

Nickole Heater Rodriguez

Ethics Review Commission

Nickole H RodriguezA proud native El Pasoan,Nickole Heater Rodriguez received her Bachelor’s in Political Science and herMasters of Public Administration with a concentration in Urban & RegionalPlanning and Public Policy at UTEP. Rodriguez currently serves as the Chief OperatingOfficer at Goodwill Industries of El Paso where she is responsible foroperations and furthering Goodwill's mission to provide training, skillsand services for people with barriers to employment. Previously, Rodriguezserved as the Economic Development Liaison for the Economic &International Development Department at the City of El Paso where she worked onvarious redevelopment initiatives and incentives for the City to includeDowntown and infill projects, and served as the liaison for developers andpartner organizations. Nickole is a lifelong supporter of the Miners andyou can usually catch her on the sidelines cheering them on to victory.


Manuel (Manny) Moreno

Capital Improvements Advisory Committee

Manuel (Manny) MorenoManuel (Manny) Moreno is currently a retired Aerospace & Defense Engineer and Engineering Manager. Prior to working for Rockwell-Boeing for 30 years, he worked 10 years in the garment industry as a technician on automated equipment and progressed to engineering - designing pieces of automated equipment to enhance production and lower costs. At the time of his retirement from Boeing in June 2013, Mr. Moreno was the Senior Engineer and Engineering Manager for the Boeing Strategic Manufacturing Center in El Paso, Texas, and was in charge of the Test Engineering, Test, Metrology, Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Information Technology, Facilities Engineering, and Facilities & Maintenance departments. He was also in charge of and successfully completed several Capital Improvement Projects during his tenure at Boeing-El Paso. A 1969 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in El Paso, Mr. Moreno served in the United States Marine Corps from 1969 to 1973 and did a tour in the Republic of South Vietnam in 1972. After receiving several meritorious promotions and commendations, he was honorably discharged in November 1973.


Edward Frausto

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Edward Frausto - placeholder imageMr. Frausto has Twenty-five years of Service with the Immigration & Naturalization Service retiring as a Supervisory Special Agent, Anti-Smuggling Unit. He was responsible for ensuring that complex investigations comply with criminal and statutory provisions of the Immigration & Naturalization Act, Service rules, policies, procedures, guidelines and court decisions. He was the past President of the Vietnam Veterans of America 574 / Veteran of Foreign Wars. He has lived in El Paso for over 40 years and is fluent in Spanish language and English. He also served previously on the City Accessibility Advisory Committee.


Alyssa Cervantes Benavides 

Open Space Advisory Board

Alyssa CervantesBenavidesShe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ethnic Studies and Public Policy from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's Degree in Public Administration with a focus on Border Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso. Ms. Cervantes Benavides has 17 years of experience as a policy analyst; of which was initiated as a legislative policy analyst in the Texas House of Representatives' Mexican American Legislative Leadership Foundation Program.She is currently the Associate Managing Director for the Office of Clinical Informatics & Digital Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of El Paso. Ms. Cervantes Benavides is a representative in the Leadership Women Texas program, a scholarship recipient of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives Chief Information Officer Boot Camp, a member of the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas and dedicates her personal time to mentoring students from the local community and from cities across Texas.


Carolina Franco

Museums and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board

carolina francoCommunity organizer with an extensive background in the humanities, particularly through art history and cultural studies.Graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelors in Art History and a minor in Museum studies. She is part of the leadership at El Paso based organization, La Mujer Obrera. Has a background in fundraising and a proven track record of coordinating events throughout the region. Ms. Franco has managed and collaborated with executives on national and international scale exhibitions and projects. Ms. Franco also previously worked with recognized art organizations such as the Tom Lea Institute,Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, and the El Paso Museum of Art.


Donald Bruce Crawford

Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee

bruce crawfordGraduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelors in Business Administration. Mr. Crawford is a Vietnam Veteran and proudly served our country in Aviation in the United States Navy from 1967 to 1970. He volunteers in multiple associations such as the Junior Achievers, Master Mason (Scottish Rite, York Rite, Red Cross) and the Neighborhood Watch. He is the former President of El Paso Security Association. 


Ken Margherio

Animal Shelter Advisory Committee

ken margherioRetired after 36 years in Manufacturing and Engineering Operations. He graduated from Illinois State University in 1976. He served in the United States Air Force from 1965 to 1969. Has worked in various areas of animal welfare over the last 5 years. Part of a Lean Six Sigma team at Animal Services working to improve capacity and operations to assist with increasing throughput and the live release rate. He is president of El Paso Citizens for Shelter Reform and they have worked hard to be a partner with El Paso Animal Services and he is committed to animal welfare and reaching our goal of a 90% live release rate in El Paso. 


Leticia Arreola

Civil Service Commission 

Leticia ArreolaLeticia Arreola serves as the Corporate Director of Human Resources at Esperanto Developments -a Hospitality Management company. In this role, Leticia has responsibility for employee relations, talent management, benefits administration as well as offering training to over 800 employees across Texas. Prior to joining Esperanto Developments she worked at Raytheon as a  HR Generalist and FEDEX Ground as a Human Resources Field Manager. Leticia graduated from the University of Phoenix.  Leticia is also a member of the Women’s Lion Club.