TERRELL, Texas — During their regular meeting May 7, Terrell City Council members voted unanimously to appoint Mayrani Velazquez to the recently vacated District 3 City Council seat.

“It’s my pleasure as a Council member to have Mayrani Velazquez as the newly appointed Council member for District 3,” said fellow Council member Grady Simpson. “Her experience as a leader and community advocate will serve her well as a Council person.”

Velazquez, a lifelong District 3 resident and Terrell High School graduate, is an active community volunteer, most recently serving as vice chair of the Terrell Park Board from January 2016 through February of 2019. In that capacity, she made recommendations to improve the city’s existing and future parks with input on the 2017 Parks Master Plan.

“I am passionate about building a vibrant and sustainable community,” Velazquez said, adding that she will continue to work toward enhancing Terrell’s quality of life by serving in her newly appointed position.

Velazquez is currently a Behavioral Health Care Assistant for Children’s Health in Dallas.

Velazquez holds a Bachelor of Science in Child Learning and Development and Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is currently working on her Master’s in Business Administration at Texas A&M University – Commerce.

The next District 3 election is set for May of 2020.