Retired Weslaco City Manager Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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Recently retired Weslaco City Manager Mike Perez has been awarded a statewide lifetime achievement award for his significant contributions to local government, including during his time in Weslaco from December 2014 until his retirement in October 2021.

Last month, the Texas City Management Association announced that Perez is the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award.

During his tenure with the City of Weslaco, he oversaw the implementation of several successful endeavors including the construction of much needed and significant drainage improvements, setting in motion the city's new public library project, the building of a new police and fire station on Business 83, the purchase of equipment to maintain and improve roads and ditches, and the launch of the city's new sanitation department, among other accomplishments.

The Weslaco City Commission and city staff extend a warm congratulations to Perez.

“Mike brought decades of local government and public administration experience to Weslaco, and I would like to congratulate him for earning this prestigious award,” said Weslaco Mayor David Suarez. “I, along with the city commission, are grateful for his service to the great city of Weslaco.”

Perez has over 40 years of experience in local government, including having previously been city manager in McAllen, Harlingen, and Mercedes. He has mentored many of his colleagues to become successful city managers.

The association will present the award during its 2022 annual conference on June 10.