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Costanzo

Nicolas J Costanzo - Chairman
Retiree Representative

Nicolas J Costanzo – Retiree
E-mail: contact@eppension.org
2-Year Term
Date Appointed: 01/23/18
Current Term Expires: 04/30/20

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Robert Studer - Vice Chairman
Elected City Employee

Robert Studer – Office of Management and Budget
Email: StuderRC@elpasotexas.gov
4-Year Term
Date Appointed: 5/1/17
Current Term Expires: 4/30/21

Karl Rimkus

Karl C. Rimkus
Elected City Employee

Karl C. Rimkus – Environmental Services
Email: RimkusKC@elpasotexas.gov
4-Year Term
Date Appointed: 08/15/12
Current Term Expires: 4/30/21

Karl has been an employee of the City’s Environmental Services Department since 2009 and has served as a City Employee Trustee since 2012 and previously served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Retirement Trust. He has a Master’s Degree in Education and Geology from the University of Texas at El Paso, became a registered Code Enforcement Officer with the State of Texas in 2012, and has been certified by the International Code Council as a Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector since 2012. In addition to completing required educational courses by the Texas Pension Review Board in investment and pension administration, he was awarded a Claritas (now the Investment Foundations Program) Certificate from the CFA Institute in 2015. Karl currently serves as the Fund’s Chairman, a member of the Administrative Services Committee, and chairs the Facility and Maintenance Committee that provides oversight for the maintenance and operation of the Fund’s Administration Building.

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Mario R. Hernandez
Elected City Employee

Mario R. Hernandez – Training Specialist, Health
Email: Mario.R.Hernadez@elpasotexas.gov
5-Year Term
Date Appointed: 04/30/18
Current Term Expires: 04/30/23

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Diana Nuñez
Elected City Employee

Diana Nuñez - Training Specialist, ESD
Email: NunezDX@elpasotexas.gov
5-Year Term
Date Appointed: 10/17/18
Current Term Expires: 04/30/23

Ortega, Presi

Presi Ortega
Citizen Appointed By the Mayor

Presi Ortega, Presi Ortega & Associates
E-mail: contact@eppension.org
2-Year Term
Date Appointed: 07/31/07
Current Term Expires: 04/30/17

Pena, Rene

Rene D. Pena
Citizen Appointed By the Mayor

Rene D. Pena, CPA
E-mail: contact@eppension.org
2-Year Term
Date Appointed: 09/23/03
Current Term Expires: 04/30/17

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Cassandra Hernandez
City Council Representative

Cassandra Hernandez – City Representative - District 3
E-mail: District3@elpasotexas.gov
2-Year Term
Date Appointed: 01/23/18
Current Term Expires: 01/23/20

Cassandra Hernandez was born and raised in El Paso’s Lower Valley. She is a proud graduate of Bel Air High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2010. In 2013, Cassandra obtained her Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy and Management, also from UTEP. Cassandra began her career in public service by serving as an intern under two former City Representatives. She has dedicated her professional career to public service, formally serving as the Deputy Director of Dynamic Workforce Solutions, operations contractor for Workforce Solutions Borderplex. She also served as the Director of Policy and Programs for Education and Workforce Development at the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. In June, 2017, Cassandra was elected as the City Representative for District 3, and continues to serve her community.

Sam Morgan

Sam Morgan
City Council Representative

Sam Morgan - City Representative - District 4 E-mail: District4@elpasotexas.gov
2-Year Term
Date Appointed: 01/23/18
Current Term Expires: 01/23/20

I am honored and humbled to represent District 4 on the El Paso City Council. As your representative, I will ensure our Northeast community has competent, committed and capable representation on City Council. I am determined to improve the Quality of Life (QOL) needs of Northeast El Paso, District 4. I look forward to working with the constituents of Northeast El Paso and my City Council Colleagues to secure lasting and meaningful Quality of Life improvement for all El Pasoans.