Local leaders honored by Edinburg Chamber for their positive impact on the community.

EDINBURG, TX – Two community leaders who have positively impacted the Edinburg community have been selected for the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce (ECC) Man & Woman of the Year award.

The Man & Woman of the Year award honors those individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to civic engagement to benefit our community. 

This year’s recipients are:

Mario Lizcano, DHR Health’s Administrator of Corporate Affairs has been named Man of the Year for demonstrating exemplary community service. Lizcano has gone above and beyond for his community by serving as Edinburg Census Committee Chairman, promoting efforts towards healthcare and COVID awareness.

Most recently, Lizcano was named the 2020 recipient of the DHR Health Hero Award for his community involvement by Texas State Representative Terry Canales and honored by the State of Texas with the Chairman award by State Senator Eddie Lucio Jr.

Linda Tovar, H-E-B Senior Manager of Public Affairs has been named Woman of the Year for her continuous drive to help the Edinburg Community. Tovar has dedicated countless hours to advocate for education and health with community events including the Edinburg 10k, Edinburg Cares Drive, and the Texas Cook’Em Veteran Scholarship.

Linda has served on the Easters Seals RGV and VAMOS board. Most recently, Linda was honored as one of the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Woman of Distinction – Professional as well as UTPA Intercollegiate Women’s Athletic Award and one of the final UTPA Pillar of Success recipients. UTPA’s most distinguished alumni, the Pillars of Success, celebrates a select group of alumni for their inspirational stories and outstanding achievements.

The recipients will be honored during a virtual awards ceremony. Details for the virtual awards ceremony will be announced in January 2021. For more information on the Edinburg Chamber visit www.edinburg.com.