Tolleson City Manager Reyes Medrano Jr. is a new member of the board of the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation.
Community has been at the heart of Medrano Jr.’s life and career. The Tolleson native and father of six understands the importance of putting others first to achieve the greater good.
For 20 years, he has served as a Little League coach, was the former PTA president for P.H. Gonzales Elementary School, and assisted with the introduction of the civic involvement process and heightened awareness of careers in public affairs through the Tolleson Teen Council.
He also worked with teen parents in the parenting program at Tolleson Union High School. Medrano Jr. furthered his involvement when he became the Tolleson city manager.
“Tolleson has been a major part of my life, and being able to give back, whether it’s through volunteer work or my career, has been rewarding,” Medrano Jr. said.
He added these experiences will allow him to contribute effectively to the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation board.
Established in 1997, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation supports three main areas of need: homelessness, indigent health care, and children’s programs of all types. The Diamondbacks Foundation also created programs to help veterans, police, teachers, firefighters and first responders.
“I truly feel like every experience I’ve had and the time I’ve spent giving back to Tolleson has prepared me for this exciting new opportunity in my life,” Medrano Jr. added. “I’m looking forward to being a new member of the board and giving back to the community at a larger scale.”