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City Secretary

The City Secretary's mission is to safeguard official records, share information with the public and administer elections.

Vanessa Trevino

City Secretary

Vanessa Trevino has served in a variety of positions with the City of La Joya, including roles in the Municipal Court, Utilities, Administration, and as a Volunteer Firefighter for La Joya Fire EMS Department. She has a background in administration, psychology, and holds a certification in business practices.

She currently serves as the Public Information Coordinator (PIC) for compliance with the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA) and as the Public Information Officer (PIO) for Emergency Management.

Vanessa Trevino

Department Description

As Permitted by the Home-Rule Charter:

The City Council shall appoint a City Secretary who shall report administratively to the City Manager ...


The duties of the City Secretary shall be to:

  1. prepare and post the notice of Council meetings;

  2. keep the minutes of proceedings of Council meetings;

  3. authenticate by signature and record in full, in a book kept and indexed for that purpose, all ordinances and resolutions passed by the City Council;

  4. hold and maintain the City Seal and affix the Seal to all instruments requiring it; and

  5. perform such other duties as may be specified by the City Council, City Manager, this Charter, or the laws of the State of Texas.

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