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Councilwoman Cabello Havrda Celebrates the Legacy of Dora Jordan

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Published on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Councilwoman Cabello Havrda Celebrates the Legacy of Dora Jordan

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SAN ANTONIO (March 4, 2021) – Today at City Council, the Military Dr. trailhead was formally named after Ms. Dora Jordan. Ms. Jordan was a daughter of San Antonio who committed thirty-two years of her life in service to the City of San Antonio as an employee of the Parks and Recreation Department.
Ms. Jordan began her career with the Parks and Recreation Department as a Clerk II and advanced to a Special Activities Coordinator while mentoring and encouraging other women of color to pursue opportunities within the City of San Antonio. She helped to organize many notable events including the City’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, JazzS’Alive festivals, park dedications, and dignitary events including the 1987 visit by Pope John Paul.
In July of 2020, Ms. Jordan tragically passed away at the age of 75 from COVID-19. Since her passing, Ms. Jordan’s loving family, friends, and former colleagues have met with Councilwoman Cabello Havrda to express the impact of this energetic, passionate, and very beloved public servant.

“I’m grateful to have worked with the community and District 6 residents to find a way to honor this truly remarkable member of our San Antonio family,” stated Councilwoman Cabello Havrda.
Mary Ellen Rodriguez, former City of San Antonio employee and longtime friend stated, “On behalf of those who knew and loved her, thank you for honoring the legacy and hard work of our dearly departed friend.”