An elected City Council, Nixon is served by respectable individuals, supported by a group of city employees who bring their designs into fruition. The council meets at 5:00pm on the second Monday of every month, and invites the local residents to join them as they discuss the salient issues of the city. If you would like to raise an issue with the City Council, please submit an agenda ten days prior to the meeting.
Mayor of Nixon – Dorothy Riojas
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City Council Members
Helping the meetings and regulations of the City Council to pass smoothly with the assent of the community voice, the members of the City Council play a key role in maintaining the decorum of the Council. Its members include:
- Maggie Gaytan
- Mark Soto
- Justin La Fleur
- Joseph “Joey” Bjorgaard
- Mary Ann Fatheree
City Secretary – Gina Trotter
Gina Martinez joined the City of Nixon in October of 2015. She was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. She attended Mary Carroll High School and graduated in 2004. Gina went on to attend Del Mar College. As City Secretary her most fulfilling duty is the greeting and interaction with the residents of Nixon. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two dogs.
Utility Billing Clerk – Martina Rodriguez
Martina was born and raised in Nixon, Texas. She graduated from Nixon High School in 1976 where she then went on to graduate from Bee County College in Beeville, Texas in 1979. After college, Martina worked for 2 years with the Texas Migrant Council Head Start as the Center Director. In 1981, she then went to work with the Nixon City Utilities as the Utility Billing Clerk which consisted of doing the water bills, taking payments, posting payments and also meeting different people and interacting with the public. Martina is married to Rene Rodriguez, also of Nixon, and has 2 daughters, Samantha and Nicole Rodriguez, and 1 grandson, Zayden Lopez (her pride and joy).
Nixon Public librarian – Sally H Brassell
Sally H. Brassell was appointed to the position of librarian for the Aphne Pattillo Nixon Public Library in October of 2008. She was born in Nixon and raised in Leesville from the time she started first grade until graduating from Nixon High School in 1982. She worked for a little over a year locally, before starting a career at Motorola in Seguin, TX for eighteen years. Needing a change, she became an at home mom for several years to her daughter Karley. Upon her starting school, she became a substitute teacher for numerous years for the NSCISD before accepting this current position. Sally enjoys her job very much and finds it rewarding interacting with diverse people who are in and out of the library daily.
Utilities Foreman – Jeremy Bustos
Jeremy started working for the City of Nixon in December of 2005. Since then, he has attended several classes through TEEX and TRWA to get certified with C licenses in Ground Water and Wastewater. Along with those licenses, Jeremy has also acquired a Customer Service Inspector license, a C level collection license, and an animal control certification. Prior to working for the City, he had taken computer courses at TLU for Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.