Brownsville Navigation District Considers Postponing May 2nd Election to Safeguard Community Against Coronavirus

Special Telephonic Meeting Scheduled for 12 p.m. Friday, March 27

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Tuesday, March 24, 2020 —The Brownsville Navigation District (BND) will consider postponing the scheduled May 2nd commission elections until November as a further step to safeguard the community from the potential spread of the coronavirus and pursuant to a proclamation of the Governor of Texas and a related advisory issued by the Texas Secretary of State.

If approved by the BND, the commission elections will be conducted on Tuesday, November 3 with other local, state and federal elections.

The postponement will be considered at a special meeting of the BND on Friday, March 27 at 12 p.m. Given the recommended restrictions on public gatherings, the meeting will be conducted by telephone conference call that is open to the public. Anyone wishing to participate in the meeting may join without charge by calling 1-888-204-5987, access code 675-4243. A copy of the agenda packet is available at meeting will be recorded and audio from the meeting will be available the following day at

“The well-being of our community is always our top priority,” said Board Chairman John Reed, “and we need to consider all responsible steps to safeguard poll volunteers and the voting public. We are continuing to monitor decisions and recommendations across the state as we work together to protect our community.”

About the Port of Brownsville

The Port of Brownsville is the only deepwater seaport directly on the U.S.-Mexico border, and the largest land-owning public port authority in the nation with 40,000 acres of land. It transships more steel into Mexico than any other U.S. port. With more than $40 billion worth of projects currently in the works, the Port of Brownsville is transforming the Rio Grande Valley by creating positive investment opportunities and new good paying jobs.