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Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council

Duties:  The AAA Advisory Council duties are to serve in an advisory capacity to the AAA Division regarding AAA programs and services. Members of the council are advocates for older adults and help to ensure the AAA is providing resources and services that best serve the needs of the older adult population residing in the Rio Grande service region.

Composition: Council membership shall be comprised of eighteen (18) members as follows:

  • At least 50% of the membership should be persons 60 years of age and older
  • Family Caregivers
  • Service Providers
  • Members of the Business Community
  • Local Elected Officials
  • General Public
  • Aging Services Providers who serve as liaisons (with no voting privileges) participate because of their special knowledge or experience in aging services

Seats: 18 Council Members

Term:  Once a membership is approved by the Rio Grande Council of Governments Board of Directors, Council members may continue to serve as they see fit. The Council annually elects a Chair and Vice-Chair for a one year term, with the option of serving a second-year term.

Contact:  Yvette Lugo, AAA Director

Contact Email: 

Contact Phone:  915-533-0998 x 116

Meeting dates:  The Council meets every other month starting in October on the third (3rd) Wednesday of that month

Gerardo Camacho 60+ Person, General Public, Texas Silver Haired Legislator
Fran Pataky 60+ Person, General Public
Rose Mary Valladolid 60+ Person, General Public, Texas Silver Haired Legislator
James Baca Service Provider
Linda A. Rollins Service Provider, 60+ Person
Candyce S. Berger General Public, 60+ Person
Alicia de Jong-Davis 60+ Person, General Public, Texas Silver Haired Legislator
Gabriella Reed El Paso County Attorney’s Office
William Fuller/Patsy Jaramillo Texas Health and Human Services Commission – Community Care Division
Grace Ortiz Texas Department of Family and Protective Services – Adult Protective Services
Patricia Logue El Paso Veterans Administration – Caregiver Support Program
Mary Yañez El Paso Community College – Senior Adult Program
Designation Options Local Elected Official
Business Community Representative
60+ Person
General Public
A Representative of 60+ Person
Service Provider
60+ Person residing in Rural Area
Family Caregiver
Participant/Eligible to Participate