Brownsville City Manager receives two-year extension

The Brownsville City Commission has extended City Manager Noel Bernal’s contract for two more years effective Oct. 1 after almost two years since he began his service for the city in December 2018.

According to a press release sent by the City of Brownsville, Bernal’s focus has been to cultivate an organizational culture of leadership development at all levels of the organization. Through this process, an aspirational aim was developed for the organization to become the model of innovation, inclusion, and empowerment where bold people and ideas thrive, the release reads.

“I am grateful for the vote of confidence by the Mayor and Commission. I strongly believe the positive steps we have made thus far are the beginning of many more successes for our community,” Bernal said.

“With the support of our great leadership team and staff, we will continue our journey toward fulfilling the vision of the governing body and community into the future.”

Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez said Bernal has been a major asset for the city and through his leadership they are making huge strides and have gained credibility on a national level.

“He is experienced beyond his years and a true professional who has found many innovative ways to move our city in a positive direction and leverage our financial position to work on much needed capital improvement,” Mendez said.

Bernal earned an undergraduate degree and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas Pan American. He is a Credentialed Manager through the International City/County Management Association, a Certified Public Manager through the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service at Texas State University and graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia.

The Herald has submitted an Open Records Request to The City of Brownsville to obtain more information on the contract extension including Bernal’s current and starting salary.

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10:02 a.m.
The City Commission has voted to extend City Manager Noel Bernal’s contract for two more years effective Oct.1

The decision was made at last night’s City Commission meeting.

In a press release, Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez expressed his approval “Noel has been a major asset for the city. He is experienced beyond his years and a true professional who has found many innovative ways to move our city in a positive direction and leverage our financial position to work on much needed capital improvements. Through his leadership we are making huge strides and have gained credibility on a national level. The sky is the limit and we are lucky to have him.”

Bernal began his service as City Manager for the City of Brownsville on Dec. 3, 2018. Bernal earned an undergraduate degree and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas Pan American.

He is a credentialed manager through the International City/County Management Association, a Certified Public Manager through the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service at Texas State University and graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia