Board Honors Contributions of Former Commissioner

May 24, 2017 · News Release

The Housing Authority of Travis County Board Commissioners issued a Proclamation at its May 4, 2017 Board meeting to honor the contributions of former and long-time Commissioner Richard Moya who passed away in February of this year.

In 1970, Mr. Moya became the first Mexican-American elected to public office in Travis County, Texas – serving as County Commissioner for Precinct 4 – a position he would hold for 16 years, from 1971 through 1986. During that period, Mr. Moya advocated, and was the individual primarily responsible for establishment of the Housing Authority of Travis County by the Travis County Commissioners Court in 1975.

Richard Moya’s service to the Housing Authority of Travis County spans nearly 13 years (July 2003 – May 2016). “Richard was a true pioneer, mentor, and great friend. He will be greatly missed,” says HATC Board Chair John Hernandez.

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