Deputy City Manager

Aida Lerma, CPM
(956) 580-8729

Oversees the following departments:

  • Mission Historical Museum
  • Speer Memorial Library
  • Community Block Grant Program (Housing)
  • Information Technology
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Risk Managment
  • Sharyland Municipal Golf Course
  • Health
  • Mission Event Center
  • Mission Food Pantry
  • Utility Biling

In addition to serving as Deputy City Manager, she is also the Public Relations Director as well as responsible for organizing the City’s special events and Sister City Projects.

Work Experience:

Mrs. Lerma has been employed with the City of Mission since 2005 and brings an extensive background in organizational and program development. Aida served as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce. Her past career path of 20 years in chamber work involved being responsible for all administrative and management functions and executing the mission of the Chamber as approved by the Board of Directors. As CEO, Mrs. Lerma provided leadership, vision, guidance and strategic direction for the full range of activities of the Chamber as well as the coordination of the program of work; organizational structure and procedures; motivation of volunteers; financial planning and management; maintenance of membership; employment training and supervision of staff; interpretation of policy as well as long-range planning.

Deputy City Manager

Randy Perez, CPM, MPA
(956) 580-8724

Oversees the following departments:

  • Parks and Recreation
  • City Engineer
  • Civil Service
  • Fire Department
  • Fire Prevention
  • Police
  • Finance
  • Fleet Managment
  • Legal
  • Municipal Court
  • Human Resources
  • Public Works & Streets
  • Planning & Code Enforcement
  • Purchasing
  • Sanitation


Master of Public Administration – University of Texas-Pan American
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting – University of Texas Pan American
Certified Public Manager-University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Work Experience:

17 Years of Municipal Government Experience

3 Years in City Manager’s Office

  • Deputy City Manager

14 Years in the Finance Department as:

  • Accountant
  • Chief Accountant
  • Investment Officer
  • Grants Administrator
  • Assistant Finance Director
  • Finance Director

Professional Membership

Texas City Management Association-TCMA

International City Management Association-ICMA

Government Finance Officers Association-GFOA

Government Finance Officers Association Texas-GFOAT


Mr. Perez currently serves with the Texas City Management Association where he serves on the Ethics Committee representing Region 10.