Historic Weslaco City Hall building

City of Weslaco

I love the Rio Grande Valley.  ...  It just feels comfortable; it makes me smile.


Cristela Alonzo

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City of Weslaco

As City Manager, Olivares was responsible for the daily operations and long-term development of the City of Weslaco, an urbanizing municipality of:

  • approximately 40,000 residents

  • serving a regional trade area of nearly 210,000 

  • with total operating budgets of $38.8 million

  • more than 380 employees

  • capital expenditures of approximatley $50.0 million

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Weslaco City Hall building, main entrance
World Birding Center building & pond

Major Accomplishments

  • Restructured operations resulting in City’s highest bond rating and fund balance.

  • Eliminated operational inefficiencies, reduced long-term expenditures by approximately 15 percent and maintained existing service levels.

  • Assisted in establishing Texas A&M University-Kingsville expansion campus for the Engineering program.

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