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September 24, 2020

The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, BCIC, recently recognized Cori Peña, Director of Community Development, for an outstanding ten years of success and commitment to the community of Brownsville, Texas.

Cori Peña, a proud native of Brownsville, Texas, began her professional career as an economic developer back in 2010 when she took upon the role of Project Coordinator for the community’s “type b” economic development organization, BCIC. During her initial years with the organization, Cori Peña oversaw plenty of administrative duties alongside several quality of life projects such as the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts and the community’s nationally recognized hike and bike trail system that spans over thirty-two (32) miles across Brownsville, Texas.

“Words cannot describe how fortunate we are as an organization to be able to work alongside a great individual and professional, such as Cori Peña”, said Josh Mejia, Executive Director of the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation. “Cori Peña has invested ten years of her professional career towards the community she holds very close to her heart. She has proven time and time again, and continues to prove, that she will always go the ‘extra mile’ to continuously innovate and deliver for our community.”

Cori Peña has invested ten years of her professional career towards the community she holds very close to her heart. She has proven time and time again, and continues to prove, that she will always
go the ‘extra mile’ to continuously innovate and deliver for our community

Josh MejiaBCIC Executive Director

During the September 24th, 2020 BCIC board of directors meeting, Cori Peña was recognized by the board of directors for her exemplary dedication to the community and organization. Michael J. Limas, chairman of the board of directors, stated, “We continue to see the organization grow, evolve and assume its role as a leading economic development organization, but a huge part of this success is attributed to the wealth of knowledge and experience Cori Peña provides the team as one of the region’s most successful economic developers.”

As Director of Community Development, Cori Peña, is tasked to facilitate and attract quality of life projects that enhance the community such as key commercial developments, park enhancements, multi-use facilities, entertainment venues and public-private partnership projects. On behalf of the organization, BCIC, we thank and recognize Cori Peña for her continued dedication in making Brownsville, Texas a leading community for our region.

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