Weslaco City Commission appoints Martin Garza as interim city manager in unanimous decision

WESLACO — On Monday, March 28, 2022, the mayor along with the Weslaco City Commission appointed Martin Garza as interim city manager.

Garza will begin the role on Monday, April 4, 2022, following the retirement of former City Manager Mike Perez and the resignation of the city’s former interim city manager.

Garza is a veteran public servant with over 27 years of experience in municipal government. Before joining the city of Weslaco, Garza served as city manager for the city of Mission until his retirement in 2018.

“I want to welcome Martin to the great city of Weslaco. I feel we, as a commission, made an exceptional choice to appoint him as interim city manager,” said Mayor David Suarez. “Martin is knowledgeable, has the experience we need, and has a good approachable character that our citizens will greatly appreciate.”

As a seasoned public administration professional, Garza has a proven record of advancing local government for its citizens. He strengthened municipal productivity for the community, helped lower the crime rate, improved the quality of life for residents, and developed effective financial management techniques that protect public funds.

Before he was appointed city manager in Mission, Garza worked his way through the ranks of the Mission Police Department where he served as chief of police, assistant chief, lieutenant, sergeant, corporal, detective, and officer. His career in law enforcement spanned nearly 22 years.

“Martin is technically qualified and fits right in with the Weslaco community, the commission, and city staff,” Suarez said. “We look forward to seeing him at City Hall and in our community starting this coming Monday.”