Mission City Manager Martin Garza, Jr., announces his retirement after 26 1/2 years of public service as an employee of the City of Mission.
Martin Garza, Jr., began his career at the Mission Police Department in 1991, where he served the citizens of Mission for nearly 22 years – working his way through the ranks of Patrolman, Detective, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Assistant Chief and ultimately, the Chief of Police.
In March 2013, the Mission City Council named Garza the Interim City Manager – 6 months later Garza took on the title of City Manager, where he has served for the last 5 1/2 years.
On November 1st, 2018, Garza announced his retirement from the City of Mission, with an effective date of November 30th, 2018.
Garza’s retirement letter to the Mayor and City Council reads as follows:
“One of my greatest passions has always been to be a public servant. After 26 1/2 years of public service as a City of Mission employee, I have decided to announce my retirement. Please accept this letter as my formal notification of my retirement, effective November 30th, 2018.
Serving as the City Manager for the City of Mission for the last 5 1/2 years has been a great honor and privilege. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to have served the citizens of this great city. I am proud of the many accomplishments we have achieved and the improvements we have seen in the quality of life for our citizens.
Mission is my home, and I will forever be grateful to this community.” – Martin Garza, Jr.
The City of Mission thanks Martin Garza, Jr., for his many years of dedicated service to our City and its citizens. Mission is a better place today because Garza served.