101 East Main St
Robstown, TX 78380
Elva Lopez, Executive Director361-387-3933
The Robstown Area Development Commission’s (RADC) purpose is to generate a positive economic impact by involving the entire membership and utilizing their individual expertise. Our goal is to help our business community prosper and grow in such a way the impact of our business community is felt throughout the entire Western Nueces County.
The Robstown Area Development Commission has experienced many positive changes over the past years and so has our community. We have seen the evolution of existing events and the invention of new programs. All of these are aimed at supporting the membership by enhancing the quality of life, promoting business, and improving the economic development in the Robstown and Western Nueces County area.
You can feel the change throughout Robstown; a greater sense of unity and urgency by everyone to address the issues we face as a community. New programs, such as Winter Wonderland will help make Robstown a destination for visitors and new residents alike. Growth in events such as Cottonfest shows the RADC’s commitment to Robstown’s heritage and their effect on the future.
Economic - Community Development Committee:
The Economic - Community Development Committee works to attract new businesses and jobs to the area; assists in working with development prospects; and maintains a business retention and expansion program. In addition, the Economic Development Committee will form sub-committee to address specific economic development issues, including utilities and telecommunications, tax abatement programs.
Special Events and Tourism Committee: The Special Events and Tourism Committee will strive to stimulate the economy of the Robstown area through tourism and event promotion. Specifically, the Special Events and Tourism Committee will work to promote the RMB Fairgrounds and the events it hosts, encourage patronage of local motels and restaurants, and support general public events which will bring people to the Robstown area. This committee will oversee the handling of tourism information requests, promotional materials, and maps for the area. The committee may also establish a master community calendar of events.
Membership Services and Programs Committee: The Membership Services and Programs Committee is responsible for membership development and retention, special membership events sponsored by the RADC, ribbon cuttings to welcome new businesses, and other functions typically provided by the Chamber of Commerce. In addition, the Membership Services and Programs Committee shall develop activities to enable members to make business contacts on a regular basis; explore ways to promote the sales and/or services of RADC members; maintain personal contact with members; and may establish a leadership program.
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Legislative Affairs Committee: The Legislative Affairs Committee is responsible for coordinating with local, county, state and federal governments; for securing grants for the community; and for working with transportation and infrastructure issues. In addition, this committee will work to establish and promote a cooperative spirit among the public and private sectors. In its function as a liaison between government officials and the Robstown community, the Legislative Affairs Committee will increase the political awareness level of RADC members and will work to create a better business climate in Robstown and the surrounding area.
Ms. Sandra Pedraza (President)
Mr. Michael Cicherski (Vice President)
Mr. Stephen Brynestad (Secretary)
Mr. Ronald Berglund (Treasurer)
Dr. Rumaldo Juarez (Past President)
Mr. Herman Rodriguez (Robstown City Secretary)
Ms. Catherine Tobin Hilliard (Port of Corpus Christi Authority Commissioner)
Hon. Mandy Barrera City of Robstown Mayor
Hon. Barbara Canales Nueces County Judge
Mr. Max Moreno Bank of Odem
Dr. Jose Moreno Robstown ISD Superintendent
Mr. Roy Gutierrez Robstown Utility Systems
Hon. John Marez Nueces County Commissioner, Pct. 3
Dominga Flores Minga’s Insurance
Hon. Armando B. Gonzalez Nueces County JP Pct# 5-2
Mr. J. J. Jimenez, PE, CFM International Consulting Engineers
Manuel Rios US Ecology Texas
Mr. Dhiren Bhakta Best Western Northwest Corpus Christi
Ms. Elva Lopez Executive Director
ANNUAL DUES STRUCTURE
Individual - $75.00 Non-Profit - $100.00 Small Business - $150.00 (5 or less Employees) Medium Business - $200.00 (6-10 Employees) Large Business - $350.00 (11 + Employees)