Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

Governor Perry Appoints Mission Mayor to Housing Board

AUSTIN 04/13/01 -- Governor Rick Perry today announced the appointment of Norberto Salinas, Mayor of Mission, to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Board for a term to expire January 31, 2007. The board sets policy for the Department of Housing and Community Affairs, which supports expanded housing opportunities for low and moderate-income families and coordinates federal and state programs affecting local governments.

Norberto Salinas currently serves as the Mayor of Mission, Texas, and is the President of S&F Developers and Builders. He currently is a member of the Anzalduas Bridge Board of Directors, First Vice President of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, and Vice Chair of the Texas Department of Transportation's Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee. Mayor Salinas also served as a County Commissioner in Hidalgo County from 1981 until 1992. He will replace Margie Lee Bingham of Houston, whose term expired.

"I am excited to have someone as talented as Mayor Salinas help shape the future of housing development in Texas," Perry said. "Mayor Salinas has been a leader in Mission and his knowledge of South Texas will be an asset to the Board of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs."

This appointment requires Senate confirmation.

TDHCA's Governing Board, the Department's policy-making body, is a nine-member board, appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Texas Senate. The members hold office for six years, with the terms of three members expiring on January 31 of each odd-numbered year. Members must be qualified voters and hold no other public office, with one exception reserved for a person representing local government.