About Council Member Joaquin Martinez
Joaquin Martinez was born and raised in the East End. One of 12 kids, he quickly learned to find his voice and to appreciate the value of family, community, and service. Joaquin has many fond memories of his childhood. Weekend activities for the Martinez family included attending church on Sundays, where Joaquin served as an altar boy. He remembers watching his dad coach the local little league baseball team, instilling the importance of team work and leadership at an early age.
Supporting a family of 12 was not easy, but the Martinez family was not alone. Navidad en el Barrio, local school supply drives, and food distributions are just a few of the community-based initiatives Joaquin remembers vividly. Thanks to these programs, Joaquin’s Christmas mornings were a little brighter. He felt prepared for the first day of school and never missed a meal. These activities helped build a strong foundation of faith, family and service to others. For years now, Joaquin has proudly volunteered his time to these very same organizations to support his community and those in need. Read More ...
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Houston City Council meets every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. Tuesday session is open for public comment and Wednesday is for matters that require council action. All meetings are open to the public. You can also watch meetings live online. More …
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