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Hernandez, Mario R

Mario R. Hernandez
Elected City Employee

Mario R. Hernandez - El Paso City-County Health District
Email: Mario.R.Hernadez@elpasotexas.gov
Date Appointed: 02/16/16
Current Term Expires: 04/30/17

Ortega, Presi

Presi Ortega
Citizen Appointed By the Mayor

Presi Ortega, Presi Ortega & Associates
E-mail: contact@eppension.org
2-Year Term
Date Appointed: 07/31/07
Current Term Expires: 04/30/17

Karl Rimkus

Karl C. Rimkus - Chairman
Elected City Employee

Karl C. Rimkus – Environmental Services
Email: RimkusKC@elpasotexas.gov
3-Year Term
Date Appointed: 08/15/12
Current Term Expires: 04/30/17

Karl has been an employee of the City’s Environmental Services Department since 2009, and has served as a City Employee Trustee of the Pension Fund since 2012. He has a Master’s Degree in Education and Geology from the University of Texas at El Paso, became a registered Code Enforcement Officer with the State of Texas in 2012, and has been certified by the International Code Council as a Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector since 2012. In addition to completing required educational courses by the Texas Pension Review Board in investment and pension administration, he was awarded a Claritas Investment Certificate from the CFA Institute in 2015. Karl currently serves as the Fund’s Vice Chairman, a member of the Investment Committee, and chairs the Ad Hoc Facility Committee for the construction of the Fund’s future administrative offices and boardroom.

Pena, Rene

Rene D. Pena - Vice Chairman
Citizen Appointed By the Mayor

Rene D. Pena, CPA
E-mail: contact@eppension.org
2-Year Term
Date Appointed: 09/23/03
Current Term Expires: 04/30/17

Stokes, Christina

Christina Stokes
Elected City Employee

Christina Stokes – El Paso MPO
Email: cstokes@elpasompo.org
3-Year Term
Date Appointed: 07/20/11
Current Term Expires: 04/27/18

Peter Svarzbein

Rep. Lily Limon
City Council Representative

Lily Limón – City Representative - District 7
E-mail: District7@elpasotexas.gov
2-Year Term
Date Appointed: 09/06/16
Current Term Expires: 06/22/17

Lily Limón is a retired educator, community leader and volunteer. She is an El Paso native who has lived in District 7 for more than 36 years. Limón graduated from Austin High School in 1969. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso. Limón served as a Spanish teacher, assistant principal and principal in the Ysleta Independent School District, earning numerous awards for her distinguished service. She was the founding principal of César Chávez Academy, the Ysleta Independent School District’s first alternative school for adjudicated, expelled and court-ordered youth. Every student who graduated from César Chávez Academy earned at least a $1,000 scholarship.

Limón’s previous accolades and leadership roles include:

    Chairwoman, El Paso Commission for Women
  • Teacher of the year, Hanks High School
  • Founding principal, César Chávez Academy
  • Vice president, El Paso Chapter UTEP Alumni Association
  • Chairwoman, Hispanic Leadership Institute
  • FBI Leadership Award recipient
  • KBNA Hidalgo Award recipient
  • Leadership El Paso, Class IX
  • Advisory member, Sin Fronteras Organizing Project
  • Hispanos Triunfadores Award recipient
  • ACTS member and CORE director
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Rebecca L. Torres
Elected City Employee

Rebecca L. Torres – Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing
Email: TorresRL@elpasotexas.gov
3-Year Term
Date Appointed: 04/27/15
Current Term Expires: 04/26/18

Claudia Ordaz

Rep. Jim Tolbert
City Council Representative

Jim Tolbert - City Representative - District 2 E-mail: District2@elpasotexas.gov
2-Year Term
Date Appointed: 09/06/16
Current Term Expires: 06/22/17

Jim Tolbert has been a community and environmental activist. He served on El Paso’s Parks and Recreation Board, the Building Standards Commission and the Open Space Advisory Board. He helped found the Newman Park Neighborhood Association and is its immediate past President. Tolbert was President of the Board of the West Texas Urban Forestry Council and served on the Board of Eco El Paso. He successfully led an initiative petition campaign which resulted in the preservation of 800 acres in Northwest El Paso.

A 1970 graduate of Austin High School, Jim is also a graduate of Texas Tech University and the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest. He is committed to the citizens of District 2 and will represent all interests of this large District that stretches from Montana and I-10 to Hondo Pass and from the mountain to Railroad Drive and to the north of Bassett Place.

Archuleta, Ed

Ed Archuleta
Retiree Representative

Ed Archuleta – Retiree
E-mail: contact@eppension.org
2-Year Term
Date Appointed: 09/20/16
Current Term Expires: 04/30/18

 

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