By DINA ARÉVALO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
February 26, 2015
Rachel Flores, director of the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, has submitted a letter of resignation effective March 31 of this year, according to SPI Public Information Officer Adrian Rodriguez.
Flores tendered her resignation to City Manager Bill DiLibero on Tuesday, Feb. 17. “She will be assisting the City during this transitional period regarding current ongoing projects,” said Rodriguez. “She would be pursuing other endeavors. And also we just want to add that Ms. Flores left the City in good standing and we wish her the best of luck,” he said.
Flores was unanimously selected by the City Council to serve as director of the CVB on May 7, 2014. She began at the position June 9. Previously, she served as executive director for the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, according to an announcement of her appointment listed on the City of South Padre Island’s website.
Attempts to reach out to the city manager for comment have been unsuccessful. The PRESS has also submitted a public information request for a copy of Flores’ resignation letter.
Earlier in the month, Flores was involved in an accident with a South Padre Island police department patrol vehicle. Flores is being “held responsible due to backing out without safety and driver inattention” according to a statement released by the City on Feb. 3.
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