Councilmember Place 3

Jesse Valdez – City Council, Place 3

Jesse and his wife, Linda, have lived in Garden Ridge for 12 years.  Jesse and Linda both grew up in San Antonio and always planned to return to the San Antonio area for their retirement years.    

Jesse retired from DuPont Chemical Company in 2014 after 38 years of service.  He held various positions at the Victoria, TX Plant from Engineer to Engineering Manager.   Jesse transferred to DuPont’s Corporate Operations in 2008 as a Program Manager based out of Wilmington, DE supporting numerous manufacturing sites with the implementation of a Production System.   Jesse was also an Adjunct Faculty Instructor at the University of Houston – Victoria, School of Business.   After his retirement from DuPont, Jesse consulted with various Operational Excellence firms supporting blue chip manufacturing companies across the country to achieve operational and transactional excellence.  

Jesse has experience in change management, project management, process improvement, strategic planning, maintenance reliability, process safety management, manufacturing and technology management and plant operations.

Jesse has Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX and a Master of Business Administration from University of Houston at Victoria, TX.   Jesse is registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas (Inactive).

Jesse is currently serving the City of Garden Ridge as the Chair of City Water Commission; as a Commissioner on the Planning & Zoning Commission; and as a member of the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee.   He is past member of the Parks Committee.  

Jesse is an active member of the Garden Ridge Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and is currently a Co-Chair of the Garden Ridge Annual Car Show.  He is a past Chair of the Georg Ranch Architectural Review Committee.

In Victoria, TX, Jesse served on the Board of Directors for the Victoria Chamber of Commerce; on the Board of Directors for Making the Grade World Scholars; on the Advisory Council for the School of Business - University of Houston at Victoria and was a member of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Council.  Jesse volunteered with Boy Scouts of Victoria serving as District Advancement Chairman, Troop Advancement Chairman, Pack Committee Chairman and Cub Master.

Jesse’s wife, Linda, is on the Garden Ridge Parks Committee, an active member of the Garden Ridge Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, Comal County Master Gardeners and Lindheimer Master Naturalist.  Linda is a past member of the Georg Ranch POA Board of Directors.

Jesse and Linda’s daughter, Lynette, son-in-law, Alex, and two granddaughters live in Dallas.  They also have a grandson that lives in Rockport.

Terms of Office
May 2021 - 2023Elected Councilmember Place 3