Elsa Gonzalez

San Benito, TX

Elsa Gonzalez serves as a Community Leader in the colonias of southern Texas. In this work, she teaches other colonia residents to become informed, participate, ask questions, and attend meetings to voice their perspectives, and she has organized, conducted, and maintained follow up meetings with dozens of families in her area. She also serves on a Community Advisory Committee of the Lower Rio Grande Development Council to advise on the construction of new housing to replace housing lost during Hurricane Dolly.