• December 5, 2021
 City of El Paso appoints new Strategic Partnerships Officer

Elizabeth Triggs | City of El Paso

City of El Paso appoints new Strategic Partnerships Officer

Elizabeth Triggs has been named the City of El Paso’s new Strategic Partnerships Officer.

“I’m confident that under Elizabeth’s stewardship we will continue to identify and create operational synergies, improve key processes and implement key initiatives supporting our 25 by 2025 Strategic initiatives,” said City Manager Tommy Gonzalez.

“She will be instrumental in the Communities of Excellence partnerships in education, in the private sector, and other governmental agencies. We need these partnerships to continue to flourish, especially during this unprecedented time of crisis and our road to economic recovery.”

Triggs, who joined the City in 2012, will, in her new role, work to ensure alignment across City operations and play a critical role in utility oversight by working closely with multiple departments and Communities of Excellence Partners—county, school districts, universities and hospitals—to keep the City dynamic and nimble in addressing its strategic challenges and opportunities.

She will oversee and monitor the development and implementation of key strategic partnerships at an organizational level, including formal external and internal partnerships, utility and franchise agreements and Communities of Excellence partnerships.

This will include contract management with El Paso Electric Company, Texas One Gas, and various telecommunication companies and the necessary reports and required filings with a focus on sustainable energy.

The position will report to the Chief Operations and Transportation Officer Sam Rodriguez and have a strong dotted line to the Chief Financial Officer Robert Cortinas.

Officials share that Triggs has demonstrated her proven leadership throughout her eight-year tenure with the City.

As the Assistant Director of International and Economic Development, she focused on real estate development through public-private partnerships and the use of targeted finance tools such as tax increment finance and special assessment districts. She has also worked for various divisions of the Planning and Inspections Department where her responsibilities included land development permitting and business licensing process management, regulatory analysis, code development, and long range and small area planning.

Prior to joining the City, Triggs worked for an economic and policy research arm of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) where she led and assisted in survey research and economic and fiscal impact studies used to inform local and regional public policy decisions. She is accredited by the Congress of New Urbanism and holds a bachelor’s degree from UTEP in Economics and Political Science.

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