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Potter County Commissioner - Precinct Two
Potter County Commissioner – Precinct Two
Mercy Murguia


Commissioner Murguia represents Precinct Two which predominately includes the East and Northeast sections of the county.  The Commissioner also represents sections of Downtown Amarillo.  The entire precinct is within the city proper of Amarillo, Texas.  She is a lifelong resident of the precinct.  She has two children, Nathaniel and Jaicee.  She attributes her devotion and work ethic to the county and precinct to her grandparents who were small business owners, Annie and Abe Garcia.  

 

Commissioner Murguia continues to strive for financial transparency, fiscal responsibility, and community engagement.  In 2018, she serves as Chairwoman for the East Gateway Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ).  The TIRZ is a $100 million dollar development in East Amarillo.  She also initiated the City/County Neighborhood Plan with a focus on addressing disadvantages area of the city.  The plan is now in its 3rd year and has worked in 2 of the 4 identified neighborhoods. 

 

Commissioner Murguia collaborated with local community leaders to bring back the Hispanic Heritage Luncheon now in its 3rd year.  She also partners to host a roundtable discussion each month, Breakfast in the Barrio, to discuss many issues facing our local community.

 

In collaboration with county department heads and elected officials, Commissioner Murguia unveiled the new Potter County Annual Report which was highlighted in County Progress as an effort to continue transparency efforts.  Potter County is in its fifth year as a designee from the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle for its transparency efforts. 

 

Commissioner Murguia brought an initiative to engage local area high school students into county government and provide a day in the life…, titled “Potter County Government Day.”  With the support of the county committee, the county is planning for the 5th Annual Potter County Government Day in 2018. 

 

She holds a Master of Business Administration from West Texas A&M University.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude.   She has over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry and business sector.  She is a prior member of the Amarillo YMCA Board of Directors, United Way, and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  She is a current member of Los Barrios de Amarillo, Texas Leadership Women Board of Directors, Texas Association of Counties Executive Leadership Council, Amarillo Local Government Corporation, National Association of Latino Elected Officials, and United Way Board of Directors. 

 

Commissioner Murguia has been recognized by the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce – Top 20 under 40 Award Recipient, Distinguished Alumni of Caprock High School, Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains Women of Distinction Connect Award, Texas Association of Mexican American Chamber of Commerce Woman of Leadership, Amarillo Business Women Leader, and the Public Elected Official of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers.  She has also serves as a keynote motivational speaker for middle and high school students.  

 

Commissioner Mercy Murguia
500 South Fillmore, Suite 123
Amarillo, TX 79101
(806) 379-2422

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