WESLACO, TEXAS – Ken Jones’ second stint as executive director of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council has come to an end.

The first stint lasted more than 20 years. The second just a matter of months. This was because Jones was called back to serve in an interim capacity while a successor was found to Ron Garza, who left the post in February to become city manager of Edinburg. 

While serving as interim executive director, the board meetings Jones presided over were all “virtual.” This was because of the coronavirus. 

In this in-depth Zoom conversation, Jones looks back at his career at the Valley’s official council of government. He discusses the importance of the organization to the Valley and says its future is in good hands with the appointment of Manuel Cruz as his successor.

Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying the above news story shows Manuel Cruz and Ken Jones. 

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