Harlingen City Code, Article II, Chapter 8, Section 8.86
Valley International Airport Board has seven board members who serve three year terms. The Mayor appoints two members and the City Commission appoints five members (each City Commissioner is entitled to make one appointment)
Dr. Martha G. Cano is a board certified family physician with South Texas Health Systems Clinics. She is a lifelong resident of Harlingen, and graduated from Harlingen High School. Dr. Cano received a Bachelor’s Degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Texas – Pan American and her medical doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She completed her family medicine residency at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi, where she served as chief resident. Dr. Cano has been providing medical care to valley residents for over 13 years and also serves on the governing board of South Texas Health Systems. She is an active member of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, and has served as a delegate for the Valley Chapter of TAFP. Dr. Cano lives in Harlingen with her two sons, Matthew and Ryan.
Dr. Alicia Noyola has served in public education for more than 30 years, with a majority of those years dedicated to Harlingen CISD. She has served as HCISD’s Superintendent of Schools since 2021 and previously served as Chief Academic Officer for eight years. These administrative roles came after a dedicated career as a school teacher, Director of Student Teaching, Dean of Instruction, and Middle School Principal in Harlingen. A lifelong learner, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Texas-Pan American, a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Brownsville, and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Houston. Dr. Noyola is a Rio Grande Valley native who believes in the importance of service and is an active member of several organizations including Rotary Club of Harlingen, Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation, and South Texas Emergency Care.
The Board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Airport Terminal Building, Third Floor Airport Conference Room, Harlingen, TX. If you should have any questions, please call Celina at the Airport Administration at (956) 430-8600 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.