Maru De La Paz

Last modified on: 01-07-2024 18:05:20

(Governor's Commission for Women)

Entered Office: 02-23-2022 Term Ends: 12-31-2025

General Information

Home Town: Harlingen

Personal Information

Maru De La Paz of Harlingen is a Business Development Manager with Valley Baptist Health System, where she also serves as the Emergency Medical Services Liaison for the hospital system in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). An appointed commissioner to the Cameron County Housing Authority, De La Paz also serves as president (2023-24) of the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Educational Foundation. A proud sustainer of the Junior League of Harlingen, where she actively served for 10 years as vice president of Fund Development, Kid Fit Chair, provisional chair, and South Texas Sizzler co-chair. De La Paz is a board member for TRIUMPH Public Schools in the RGV. She also serves as a board member of the United Way of Northern Cameron County, the RGV Partnership Board of Directors, the Harlingen Rotary Club, and is a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class (2021–22). De La Paz is a longtime supporter and volunteer of the Blue Sunday organization. The co-founder of the “Women in Leadership” committee for the Greater Harlingen Chamber, De La Paz was named Inspirational Woman of the Year in 2020 at the Dia De La Mujer conference (International Woman’s Day) in Brownsville. She was presented with the “Chairperson Choice Award” at the Annual Greater Harlingen Chamber of Commerce Gala in 2021 in recognition of her outstanding work within the community. Most recently she was honored at the Harlingen Literacy Center Annual Roast for her many years of community leadership and inspiring others through the art of volunteerism. Reappointed 1/6/24.