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El Paso Dispute Resolution Center Council

Duties: The El Paso Dispute Resolution Center Council duties are: To provide input, review, and approval of DRC administrative and operational policies and procedures. To provide input on new program initiatives of the DRC in an effort to further its purpose. To conduct an assessment of DRC programs on an annual basis.

Composition: Council membership shall be comprised of nine (9) members as follows:

  • An El Paso County District Judge or County Court at Law Judge
  • An El Paso County Family Court Judge or Associate Judge
  • The El Paso County Judge or an El Paso County Commissioner
  • An El Paso County Dispute Resolution Center Pro-Bono Mediator
  • An El Paso County Citizen-at-Large Representative
  • An El Paso Attorney-Mediator
  • An El Paso County Justice of the Peace Representative
  • An El Paso County Domestic Relations Office Representative
  • An El Paso County Administrative Office Representative

Seats: 9 Council Members

Term: The term of membership will be every year. Membership will be reviewed by the RGCOG Board of Directors every year to ensure the direction and focus for the region is maintained.

Contact: Gabriela Valle, Mediation Specialist

Contact Email:  Gabrielav@riocog.org

Contact Phone: 915-533-0998 x 133

Meeting dates: The Council meets quarterly meetings starting in October on dates agreed upon by the Council

Entity Member
The El Paso County Judge or an El Paso County Commissioner The Honorable Carlos Leon
An El Paso County District Judge or County Court at Law Judge The Honorable M. Sue Kurita
An El Paso County or District Family Court Judge or Associate Judge The Honorable Joe M. Gonzalez
An El Paso County Justice of the Peace Representative The Honorable Josh Herrera
An El Paso County Citizen-at-Large Representative Mr. VJ (Paul) Roney
An El Paso County Dispute Resolution Center Pro-Bono Mediator Mr. Antonio Martinez
An El Paso Attorney Mediator Mrs. Rosario T. Ruiz
An El Paso County Domestic Relations Office Representative Mr. Brian Stanley
An El Paso County Administrative Office Representative Mr. Joel Bishop