Ramiro Gonzalez, born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, moved to Washington, DC to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from George Washington University. After moving home and discovering that that Urban Planning was his passion, he continued his education at the University of Texas-Austin School of Architecture where he received a Masters of Science in Community and Regional Planning. In the Fall of 2009, he received the opportunity to move back to Brownsville, Texas and begin his career as a Planner. Since then, Ramiro has had the opportunity to work on a variety of initiatives for the City of Brownsville that include the creation of a Master Hike and Bike Plan, Downtown Revitalization Plan and Implementation, Market Square Revitalization Project, Façade Improvement Program. He continues his work now in a different role as Director of Government and Community Affairs, where he manages all external relations and partnerships to the City and continues to manage special projects of significance including the Cannery Public Market Project and the Battlefield Extension Project for the City. On the personal side, he enjoys traveling, golfing, birding, and enjoy the beauty of South Texas.