WHEREAS, Rey A. Saldaña is concluding his service as a member
  of the San Antonio City Council in 2019, drawing to a close a tenure
  distinguished by significant progress and achievement; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Saldaña became the youngest ever member of the
  San Antonio City Council following his election to that office in
  May 2011 when he was just 24 years old; since then, he has ably
  represented the interests of his constituents by supporting
  health and fitness initiatives, advocating for student access to
  mental health resources, and working to improve public transport
  and infrastructure; among his most impressive accomplishments is
  the transformation of Pearsall Park from a landfill into a
  505-acre regional park featuring splash pads, running and biking
  courses, a zip line, a skate park, and a disc golf course; and
         WHEREAS, In addition to fulfilling his duties as a public
  official, Mr. Saldaña has taught at Trinity University and Palo
  Alto College for a number of years; he previously worked in the
  Vice President's Office for Community Service at The University
  of Texas at San Antonio and served as chief engagement officer
  for KIPP San Antonio; he has further contributed to his fellow
  citizens as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Boys
  and Girls Club of San Antonio, and he has given generously of his
  time and talents as a national board member of Communities In
  Schools, which recognized him in 2017 with the All In for
  Students Award; and
         WHEREAS, A graduate of South San Antonio High School,
  Mr. Saldaña continued his education at Stanford University,
  where he earned bachelor's degrees in political science and
  communication and a master's degree in policy, organization, and
  leadership studies; in all his endeavors, he enjoys the love and
  support of his wife, Jessica, and he takes great pride in their
  son, Eli; and
         WHEREAS, Through his dedication, leadership, and expertise,
  Rey Saldaña has made a positive and lasting difference in the San
  Antonio community, and he may indeed reflect with pride on all
  that he has accomplished in its behalf; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 86th
  Legislature, hereby commend Rey A. Saldaña for his service on the
  San Antonio City Council and extend to him sincere best wishes
  for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this Resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Saldaña as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas Senate.
  Flores, Menéndez
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on May 27, 2019.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate
         Member, Texas Senate