Mayor Narvaiz receives Champions of Literacy Award



Press Release August 1, 2011:


Mayor Susan Narvaiz Among Recipients

In recognition of the ways that Mayor Susan Narvaiz has championed literacy in Texas, Literacy Texas is pleased to honor her with its Champions of Literacy award on Tuesday, August 9, at 11:30 a.m., in conjunction with the annual Literacy Texas Conference.

2011 marks the tenth anniversary for Literacy Texas.  In the beginning, the name was the Texas Association of Adult Literacy Councils serving adults through literacy councils. Bringing together community and faith-based programs and using approaches from Laubach Literacy and Literacy Volunteers of America has now become a statewide coalition across the age spectrum.  Literacy Texas marks this anniversary by highlighting the literacy achievements of ten very special recipients.

Susan Narvaiz is the former mayor of San Marcos, Texas where she was re-elected to her third term as Mayor of on Nov. 4, 2008.  She was first elected by the people of San Marcos in 2004 and was re-elected in 2006. Before serving as Mayor, she was elected to Place 3 on the City Council in 2002.  Susan Narvaiz is a true champion of adult learners and a model for what someone with help from a literacy program can accomplish in their lives.  Her words always include the letters GED – since she earned one as an adult. As former mayor of San Marcos, she has promoted the cause by showing up and speaking about the issue whenever and wherever needed.  Adult literacy needs a true advocate and we are fortunate in Texas to have her.