Boards & Commissions

The City of Socorro, Texas shall establish and maintain the commissions for the benefit of the residents, and whose records, operations, and documents shall be overseen by the office of the City Clerk. The established Commissions all serve different purposes that are beneficial for the City and its development. Commissioners are assigned responsibility for a specific aspect of municipal affairs. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and City Council, without any direct election by the voters.  Each City Commission shall be made up of a specific number of commissioners as outlined by their respective ordinance, with a designated Chairman and Vice-Chairman (chairs are voted on in the commission meeting by the commissioners), Secretary, and City Liaison Officer to serve as subject matter & technical advisor.

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Calling All Socorro Citizens! Your community needs your time, experience, and talents. Community engagement is not only being in the community but being a part of the community. One way to get involved is through our City Boards and Commissions where you can serve your passion and serve Socorro. There are several opportunities available which help advance key City initiatives. If you are interested in contributing to the community, we eagerly await submission of your application to join our team. Get engaged Socorro!

Current Boards and Commissions

Board of Adjustments

Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

The Board of Adjustments holds hearings and determines appeals from the refusal of building permits, appeals resulting from administrative decisions and to permit an authorized exception or variation from the zoning regulations.

Commissioners and Terms

Name Term Expires
Emanuel Nevarez
December 1 2024
Rodrigo Arras
December 1 2024
Jesus Ruiz
December 1 2024
Jesus Chaidez
December 1 2024
David Oropeza
December 1 2024
Robert Renteria
December 1 2024
Emanuel Nevarez
December 1 2024
Rodrigo Arras
December 1 2024
Jesus Ruiz
December 1 2024
Jesus Chaidez
December 1 2024
David Oropeza
December 1 2024
Robert Renteria
December 1 2024

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Building & Standards Commission

Meetings are held as needed by ordinance.

The Building and Standards Commission holds public hearings in substandard buildings cases pursuant to Chapter 6, article IV of the Code and administrative hearings for nuisance cases pursuant to chapter 28, article II of the City of Socorro’s Municode.

Commissioners and Terms

Name Term Expires
Jose Marrufo
December 1 2024
Daniel Padilla
December 1 2024
Linda Hernandez
December 1 2024
Jesus Ortiz
December 1 2024
Jose Marrufo
December 1 2024
Daniel Padilla
December 1 2024
Linda Hernandez
December 1 2024
Jesus Ortiz
December 1 2024

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Civil Service Commission

Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m

The Civil Service Commission recommends to City Council the adoption of rules for the administration of Civil Service provisions and to investigate matters concerning the enforcement and effect of Civil Service provisions. In addition, the commission hears and determines appeals and complaints and oversees the Civil Service provisions.

Albert Ortiz
December 1 2026
Alex Miranda
December 1 2026
Andres Chavez
December 1 2026
Claudia Olmos
December 1 2026
Carlos Ortiz
December 1 2026

Commissioners and Terms

Name Term Expires
Albert Ortiz
December 1 2026
Alex Miranda
December 1 2026
Andres Chavez
December 1 2026
Claudia Olmos
December 1 2026
Carlos Ortiz
December 1 2026

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Ethics Commission

The Ethics Commission Meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month, Quartly. 

The Ethics Commission provides external oversight and enforcement of ethics laws. The goal of an Ethics Commission is to enhance public trust in the ethics enforcement process.

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Hector Ramos
December 1, 2026
Jorge Estrada
December 1, 2026
Roxanne Jurado
December 1, 2026
Gina Cordero
December 1, 2026
Howard Capshaw
December 1, 2026

Commissioners and Terms

Name Term Expires
Hector Ramos
December 1 2026
Diana Nunez
December 1 2026
Jorge Estrada
December 1 2026
Roxanne Jurado
December 1 2026
Gina Cordero
December 1 2026
Howard Capshaw
December 1 2026

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Historical Landmark Commission

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. 

The Historical Landmark Commission is charged with making recommendations on the designation of historical landmarks and districts.  

Commissioners and Terms

Jesse Montelongo
December 1, 2026
Maria Angeles
December 1, 2026
David Estrada
December 1, 2026
Al Borrego
December 1, 2026
Andrew Apodaca
December 1, 2026
Ricardo Rocha
December 1, 2026
Angelica Barrera
December 1, 2026
Name Term Expires
Jesse Montelongo
December 1 2026
Maria Angeles
December 1 2026
David Estrada
December 1 2026
Al Borrego
December 1 2026
Andrew Apodaca
December 1 2026
Ricardo Rocha
December 1 2026
Angelica Barrera
December 1 2026

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Planning and Zoning Commission

Meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

The Planning and Zoning Commission is charged with making recommendations on all subdivision applications and zoning related matters. 

Julie Dominguez
December 1, 2024
Andrew Arroyos
December 1, 2024
Juan Baquera
December 1, 2024
David Estrada
December 1, 2024
Miriam Cruz
December 1, 2024
Enrique Cisneros
December 1, 2024
Ernest Gomez
December 1, 2024

Commissioners and Terms

Name Term Expires
Julie Dominguez
December 1 2024
Andrew Arroyos
December 1 2024
Juan Baquera
December 1 2024
David Estrada
December 1 2024
Miriam Cruz
December 1 2024
Enrique Cisneros
December 1 2024
Ernest Gomez
December 1 2024

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Prior Notices & Agendas

Board and Commission Agendas from Prior Years

Historical Landmark Commission

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