Middle Rio Grande Development Council appoints New Interims for Workforce Solutions Division
The 50th Annual Board of Directors Meeting was held on August 26, 2020 at the Carrizo Springs Work Force Center. During the meeting Board President Henry Garcia announced that Elizabeth “Betty” Sifuentes was selected to serve as the Interim Workforce Solutions Systems Middle Rio Grande Workforce Board Executive Director. Mrs. Sifuentes has been employed with the Middle Rio Grande Development Council in various capacities including administration, business management, finance and budgets, grant management, public relations, and other capacities since 1990, she retired in 2014 and returned to work in 2019 to fill the vacant position once again as the Work Force Solutions Program Director. Mrs. Sifuentes will be filling for Rick Zamarippa who resigned his position earlier this month.
Maria “Curra” Peña was also named Interim Workforce Center Manager for the Del Rio Branch. Mrs.Peña has been employed with Middle Rio Grande Workforce Solutions since 2005 serving in various capacities. Mrs. Peña will fill in for Ofelia Reyes who retired.
Karina Salas was also named as the Interim Director of the Workforce Solutions Systems Middle Rio Grande, that will oversee the workforce centers within the nine county region. Mrs. Salas has been employed with Middle Rio Grande Development Council since 1993 serving in various job capacities that will provide the experience needed for the position. She will be filling in for Elizabeth “Betty” Sifuentes during this transition period.