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Benavides receives appointment to serve on International Hispanic Network board

SAN ANTONIO, TX.- The International Hispanic Network has appointed Edward Benavides, Executive Assistant to the City Manager, to serve on its board of directors for a two-year term. During his tenure on the board, Benavides will assist setting overall policy direction to ensure the organization successfully accomplishes its goals and objectives in the coming years.

“I am honored to serve on the board of this professional organization which works to promote and advocate for Hispanic professionals and encourage their career in public service,” said Benavides. “I look forward to working with my fellow peers to enhance continued professional development and career opportunities in local government administration.”

As the Executive Assistant to the City Manager, Benavides provides professional support to San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley and the Office of the City Manager. He also supervises the administrative activities of the Office of City Council, the City Council agenda process as well as the Council Action Team, which works closely with the City Council Offices to respond to public concerns regarding City services and resolve issues expressed by residents and neighborhood associations.

Benavides currently serves on various committees of the International City Management Association and is a former board member of the Texas City Management Association.

The International Hispanic Network serves to encourage professional excellence among Hispanic local government administrators, to improve the management of local government, to provide unique resources to Hispanic local government executives and public managers, and to advance the goals of professional, effective and ethical local government administration. The Network works with other organizations such as the International City Management Association which shares common goals.