By ESTEVAN MEDRANO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
January 22, 2015
Nancy Martinez, member of the Laguna Madre Water District Board, has submitted her Letter of Resignation less than two months after being sworn in following a narrow victory over John Thobe for the position in the November election. The board officially accepted the document of notification January 8 at a formal meeting. Martinez cites personal reasons for the decision to part ways with the board, feeling she would not have the time needed to commit to the office after accepting a job position in Lubbock.
This resignation would also allow her to be closer to her son who is attending school, according to Carlos Galvan, LMWD general manager. Galvan assured the public that the board can and will still perform with efficiency, making significant decisions, and serving the area despite the open office seat.
“The board will continue to function as it should until we appoint a representative to the position,” Galvan said. He went on to say that no one has officially been chosen yet, but encourages anyone in the community who feels they can serve the area for the better to consider being a part of the board. “The board is open-minded if anyone is interested in the position.”
As required by state law, the board has 90 days to appoint someone to occupy the position.
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