City Council

Regular Meetings


  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
  • City Hall
    152 W End Street
    Council Chambers
    Goliad, TX 77963

Agendas & Minutes


View recent and previous agendas and minutes.

Members

Mayor Preston

Trudia L. Preston, Mayor of Goliad

​Education: CRHM, CPM & TML Certificate of Recognition

​ Business Experience:
​     *35 years Commercial Real Estate and Property Management
​     *10 years Financial Adminstrator
     * Tax Credit/Low Income Property Mangement

​ Person Traits:
​     *Detailed Oriented
​     *Problem Solver
​     *A leader
​     *Implementing Ideas

   -Municipal Judge of Goliad
​   -Organized President of the Advisory Board Goliad Sheriff's Department
​   -Manage Low Income Property in Goliad

Luis Rodriguez

Luis J. Rodriguez, Mayor Pro Tem

​Education: BBA Accounting from Texas A&I University- Kingsville ​ ​

Business Experience: ​
​    * 9 years Accounting/Public Accounting ​
​    * 1.5 years Auditor- State Comptroller of Public Accounts ​
​    * 26.5 years Office/Business Manager ​
​    * 2 years Council Experience - currently the longest serving elected official taking office in November 2014 ​ ​

​Personal Traits: ​
​    * Good listener ​
​    * Open minded to new ideas ​
​    * Family oriented ​
​    * Good communicator ​
​    * Detail oriented ​
​    * Great ANALYTICAL SKILLS ​
​    * Common sense approach to problem solving ​
​    * A quiet leader

Mary Burns

Mary Burns, Alderwoman

Robin Alaniz

Robin Alaniz, Alderwoman

​ ​I am from Amarillo originally, but because of work (both my parent's and husband's) I have lived in Oklahoma, Kansas and back again to Texas. I also have had the opportunity to live in Argentina and Ecuador. I moved to Goliad in 2007 with my husband Ernest, after he decided to retire. I have been in Goliad longer than any place I had lived before. I consider Goliad home. I have 3 kids, all grown that live in Alice. I have 4 grandchildren. I graduated Montgomery County College in 1990 with an Associates Degree in Nursing. In nursing I have worked in hospitals, schools, research and home health. I currently work as a RN Consult for La Bahia Adult Daycare in Goliad.

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Charles “Chuck” Benavides, Alderman

Education

 BS Biology from Sul Ross State University 1989

Work Experience

20-year science educator/coach (chemistry/physics)

6-year oilfield work (production chemicals/completion tools)

Personal Traits

Analytical/ logical thinker

Problem solver/solution provider

Dependable/honest/trustworthy

Good communicator/good listener

Volunteer

Goliad Little League

Goliad Economic Development Council

Goliad Municipal Development District

Goliad City Council

Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission

Hobbies

Golf

Hunting

Fishing

Cooking

Personal

Wife Mellissa Benavides

Children Clarissa and Matthew

Grandkids Marissa and Manny



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Mary Gleinser, Alderwoman

Mary Theresa Gleinser

A seventh generation native Texan, Mary graduated from Goliad High School, attended Victoria College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman's University. She also has Master's in Public Health, which focuses on long range planning for the health and welfare of a community, from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, Texas.

Mary is a Registered Nurse (RN), and has retired from Anadarko Petroleum, where she cared for 3000 employees throughout the United States and internationally, creating health programs to meet the needs of the employees and the company. While her nursing career focused primarily on Occupational Health, she has had a multi-faceted career. From working in a hospital ER and Intensive Care; to managing a clinic operation at Astroworld; to being self-employed for eight years, providing health programs for 24 of Houston's Fortune 500 companies. Her management experience includes being the Director of Nursing at Medical Clinic of Houston. She supervised the nurses and secretaries of the clinic; and worked with a great team to improve clinic operations. She wrote the winning proposal for a corporate contract which netted more than $1 million in Clinic services.

Mary returned to Goliad in 2015 to care for her parents. She is devoted to her family, her boxers, and all things Goliad. She states quite often, “Any success I've had in life is a result of the fine values and work ethic I learned growing up in Goliad. We all help each other. Our greatest blessing is the willingness and ability to come together and serve: our community, our country; and our God. We are Goliad — a great place to raise kids and a great place to retire. I believe it's the volunteer spirit that makes Goliad the wonderful community it is. I am fortunate to call Goliad home.”