Governor Abbott Names Rodriguez Chair and Appoints Salinas and Gonzalez to Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority
Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Gilberto Salinas and Julio Gonzalez to the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. Additionally, he named Miguel “Mike” Rodriguez as Chair. The authority assesses the scope of motor vehicle crime in Texas and supports a statewide law enforcement network through grants, auto theft reduction initiatives, education, and public awareness.
Gilberto Salinas of Brownsville is Executive Director of the Kerr Economic Development Corporation. He is a member of the board of the International Economic Development Council and a member of the Texas Economic Development Council. He is also a recipient and member of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers 2021 by Consultant Connect. Additionally, he is a CARE Partner at Paredes Elementary School and a Ring Coach at Powerhouse Boxing Academy. Salinas received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Communication from The University of Texas Pan American – Edinburg, and completed Certified Economic Developer training by the International Economic Development Council.
Julio Gonzalez of Dallas is the Administrative Lieutenant of the Office of Strategy Management for the Dallas Police Department.