Steering committees established for San Jose and Track, Ridge, Grasshopper neighborhoods

Steering committee members will serve as representatives to lead the formation of small area neighborhood plans .(Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
Steering committee members will serve as representatives to lead the formation of small area neighborhood plans .(Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)

Steering committee members will serve as representatives to lead the formation of small area neighborhood plans .(Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)

Georgetown City Council approved steering committees for two historic neighborhoods during its April 13 meeting.

The committees will focus on the San Jose and Track, Ridge, Grasshopper neighborhoods and serve as representatives who attend meetings with consultants, review proposed policies, serve as plan ambassadors and make plan recommendations to City Council, according to the meeting’s agenda.


The following are the members for the steering committees:

San Jose neighborhood steering committee members are:

  • Beth Akins

  • Linda Barton

  • Christina Calixtro

  • Paola Chairez

  • Miguel Ferguson

  • Marcos Gonzalez

  • Terry Pagan

  • Vern Thomas

  • Jesse Valdez

  • Lorenzo Shorty Valdez

  • Liliana Vargas

  • Rick Vasquez


TRG neighborhood steering committee members are:


  • Carlos Bustillos

  • Norma Clark

  • Gabriel Dominguez

  • Juanita Dominguez

  • Joyce Gadison

  • Chasity Hattley

  • Betty Jo Patterson

  • Ron Swain

  • Paulette Taylor


Applicants were recruited by Georgetown Planning Department staff through outreach in neighborhood meetings, the Georgetown website, flyer distribution and online application, and they were selected to be an accurate reflection of the neighborhood they will serve, Georgetown Planning Director Sofia Nelson said.
By Fernanda Figueroa

Reporter, Georgetown

Fernanda joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2021 after graduating from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a second major in political science. Fernanda covers education, local government, non profits and business for the city of Georgetown. Prior to CI, Fernanda worked as a reporter for The Rider, UTRGV's weekly student newspaper and served as a media relations intern for UTRGV Athletics.