The McAllen City Commission has proclaimed March 8 as International Women’s Day.
The proclamation is meant to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
“It is an honor to be a part of the City of McAllen where women have such key roles in moving our city forward,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling in the release.
McAllen will be hosting several events in celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
An International Women’s Day Breakfast Symposium, McAllen Convention Center, featuring a panel discussion of female trailblazers in the McAllen community will be held on March 11.
A Speed Mentoring Session, where female employees will get an opportunity to talk one on one with City of McAllen female directors and trailblazers will take place on March 27.
“I am honored to not only recognize the leaders in our organization, but also, to stress to all of our female employees that there is no limit to their potential here with the City of McAllen,” said City Manager Roel Roy Rodriguez, P.E. in the release. “It is also important to encourage our next generation of women in the workforce to seek a career in public sector work, to help take our city and our region to the next level.”
According to the release, the city has hosted these celebrations in the past four years.