Victoria City Council member and mayor pro tem Josephine E. Soliz was elected second vice president of Region 11 of the Texas Municipal League, a statewide group that promotes interests in city government, during the organization’s quarterly meeting July 22 in Portland, Texas. Soliz was elected by a group primarily composed of mayors and city council members from throughout the 15-county region. In this role, which was previously held by the late Mayor Rawley McCoy, Soliz may be appointed to preside over standing or special committees for the regional group and may assume the duties of president in the event of the president’s disability or absence. Soliz has served as the Victoria City Council representative for District 2 since she was elected in 2012. As mayor pro tem, she fulfilled the duties of mayor after the passing of Mayor McCoy in March until July 20.