About Roland Barrera

Roland Barrera was elected to Corpus Christi City Council serving District 3. Roland Barrera provides consulting and risk management services to individuals, business owners and public agencies. He has been serving clients with insurance, financial services and employee benefits for over 20 years. His agency has been recognized by the National Association of Health Underwriters as a Distinguished Member of the Leading Producers Round Table.

Roland has been actively involved in Texas politics for many years and has been a strong advocate for small business, insurance issues, children’s issues, public transportation and immigration reform.

Roland serves as Board Member for the National Association of Health Underwriters Political Action Committee and as Board Vice Chair of the Texas Bridge Credit Union. In his career, Roland has served as Chair of several committees, including the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA), the Insurance and Financial Advisors Political Action Committee for Texas, and the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce. He was also President of the Coastal Bend Children’s Advocacy Center and President of the Corpus Christi Kiwanis Club. Roland is a graduate of the Leadership Corpus Christi Program (Class XL).

Family Life

Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Roland is a Moody High School Alumnus and a Del Mar College Alumnus. He is the proud parent of three grown children, Richard, Amber, Zach and grandfather to Ella Rae and Atlas James Rosales. He is a parishioner of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church where he sings in the choir.

Issues

In 2018, Roland promised the constituents of District 3 that he would prioritize infrastructure repair and economic development. In Roland’s first two years in office, he initiated future economic projects and improved the roads and stormwater infrastructure throughout District 3. Roland remains dedicated to improving your streets and drainage, while continuing to bring high paying jobs into District 3.

Infrastructure

Roland is dedicated to improving the infrastructure of District 3. The residents of District 3 need repairs made to their residential streets, as well as, main roads in District 3 like Ayers St. and Everhart Rd. Roland knows that the people of District 3 rely on safe streets in order to go to work, take their kids to school, and do their daily activities. Roland will continue to obtain funding for your streets, stormwater drainage, and sidewalks.

Economic Development

Roland is committed to bring economic opportunities and high-paying jobs to the people of District 3. In order for the Corpus Christi to attract high-paying jobs for its residents, it needs to make an investment in the community. Roland will continue to work to bring economic opportunities to all parts of District 3, including new commercial developments, local small business enhancement, and creation of additional high-paying jobs.

What We've Done

Infrastructure

1.La Volla Drainage Project
The La Volla Drainage Project will bring much needed drainage relief to several thousand residents in the Greenwood and Las Colonias neighborhoods. Roland helped secure $7.2 million in grant funds to help pay for the project, which lowered the cost to the taxpayer.
2.Ayers ST. & Everhart RD. Projects
The Ayers St. and Everhart Rd. Projects will improve the roads and infrastructure on these two main roads in District 3. The projects will repair the roads, install new ADA compliant ramps & sidewalks, and maintain existing stormwater infrastructure.
3.Residential Streets
Many of Roland’s constituents have contacted him regarding issues with their residential streets and sidewalks. Roland is working with the Public Works Department to provide much needed repair to residential streets and sidewalks in District 3.

Economic Development

1.Bohemian Colony Project
The Bohemian Colony Project is a $230 million project that will bring 1,000 multifamily units, 770 townhomes under $200,000, a 40-acre commercial space with 455,000 sq. feet of retail space, and a 10-acre community park. The BoCo Project will provide high-quality housing and jobs to the residents of District 3.
2.Lift Fund
Roland secured over $3,000,000 from the City of Corpus Christi for Lift Fund, which provides low interest loans to local small businesses. Through a partnership with the Port of Corpus Christi, Roland was able to secure and additional $200,000 to assist local small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteer

The Re-Elect Roland Barrera for District 3 Campaign is grateful and fortunate to have our constituents volunteer and join our team. We have opportunities for anyone to get involved, whether you are a campaign veteran or want to volunteer for the first time.

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