District 5 - Michelle Gamboa
Elected: May 2022
Current Term Expires: May 2025
Michelle Gamboa is driven, motivated and determined to make impactful change in the Texas and the East Texas community. Michelle believes in servant’s leadership and serves in various roles. Most recently she became the first Hispanic elected to the Longview City Council.
Her community service includes the Longview Arboretum and Nature Center, Longview Museum of Fine arts, Junior League of Longview, East Texas CASA, Longview Greggton Rotary and more. Michelle has worked for various elected officials and nonprofit organizations including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Bryan Hughes, and the Texas Latino Conservatives PAC.
Michelle is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has been recognized multiple times by her alma mater. She is the operation’s director for Roof Care Inc. her family’s roofing company.
Through her various experiences and roles Michelle knows how important it is to have a thriving economy and community. Michelle and her family support organizations both with their time and through giving. Being immigrants from Mexico they see how a great community with opportunity can help individuals and our youth thrive and grow. Michelle loves her community and country, America.
Michelle has always had a passion for serving and she knows how community engagement and outreach can help others grow, learn and thrive. Our many cultures, backgrounds and walks of life come together with community and support. Michelle is looking forward to being part of the community and City Council. She hopes to be a tool and resource to help our community continue to thrive and grow.
Council Liaison Responsibilities*
- Construction Advisory & Appeals Board
- Council Appointments Committee
Longview Economic Development Corporation
*Liaison responsibilities are reassigned by the mayor annually in June.
Council-Mayor form of Government
The City Council is comprised of a Mayor, who is elected at large, and six Council Members, one elected from each district. Council members do not have day-to-day administrative duties, but rather focus on big picture issues as the elected policymakers for the city. Council members also take feedback from the community, approve the budget and tax rate, adopt ordinances and resolutions, and establish goals and provide direction. The City Council is also responsible to supervise, monitor, and evaluate the performance of the City Manager, City Attorney, City Secretary, and Municipal Judge. Council members are elected to three-year terms with a limit of three full terms.