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(Left to Right) HACEP CEO Gerald Cichon, son of newly appointed HACEP Resident Commissioner Elizabeth Navarro - Derek Tellez, HACEP Commissioner Anna Louise Valdez Perez, Commissioner Eileen Karlsruher, Resident Commissioner Elizabeth Navarro, El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser, City Clerk Richarda Momsen

Mayor Oscar Leeser Appoints New Resident Commissioner to Housing Authority Board

Elizabeth Navarro, a resident of HACEP’s Marmolejo Community in the Mission Valley, was appointed to the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, TX (HACEP) Board of Commissioners serving as the Resident Commissioner.

Mayor Oscar Leeser also reappointed Eileen Karlsruher, co-owner and Executive Vice President of Karlsruher, Inc. and co-owner and President of CSA Design Group Inc. and Anna Louise Valdez Perez, an Educational Consultant with Innovative Enterprise Educational Consulting.

El Paso’s Mayor Oscar Leeser is responsible for the appointment of each of the five commissioners that govern HACEP. Commissioner’s Karlsruher and Perez, who joined the HACEP Board in 2015, will serve another two-year term.

Resident Commissioner Navarro will begin her first two-year term, succeeding Resident Commissioner Guadalupe “Lupita”Licerio served since 2011. All three commissioners were sworn in this morning at City Hall.

Newly appointed Resident Commissioner Navarro is currently a resident of the Marmolejo Community, and is also an administrative assistant for a local company and an active volunteer for the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence.

In this capacity, Commissioner Navarro will serve as the official representative of all residents living or participating in an affordable housing program operated by the nation’s 14th largest housing authority.

Newly appointed HACEP Resident Commissioner Elizabeth Navarro
Newly appointed HACEP Resident Commissioner Elizabeth Navarro

Resident Navarro was born and raised in El Paso, TX where she received her GED from Ysleta High School, and her dental assistance license in 2010 from Kaplan College, and is a proud mother of her eight year old son. When asked what her passion is, her reply is captured in one word – children.

“Our children are the key to our future,” states HACEP Resident Commissioner Elizabeth Navarro. “The work that HACEP is doing to improve our communities will allow children to enjoy the benefits, hard work and investment that is being done. I want to make sure these improvements continue to move forward with the residents and children in mind.”

Resident Navarro, who is in the process of going through the RAD initiative herself, is temporarily located at the North Tays Community while her original community, the second phase of the Marmolejo Community, under goes complete revitalization. S

he shares that the RAD initiative was a new concept for residents, but brings much excitement for the future paving way for many other opportunities for HACEP residents.

After the swear in, Resident Navarro replied with a simple statement, “This is my cup of tea.”

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