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BPUB Earns Certificate of Distinction for Investment Policy

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) has been awarded the Certificate of Distinction for its investment policy by the Government Treasurer’s Organization of Texas (GTOT). BPUB was one of eight entities to receive the distinction recognizing its dedication and adherence to high standards of fiscal management.

Pictured from left to right: Jorge Santillan, Treasury and Accounting Manager and Mirian Camacho, Treasury Administrator.

The GTOT Investment Certification Program sets criteria that require participants to develop and maintain a comprehensive investment policy.

BPUB’s policy covers ethics, training, competitive bidding, authorized investments, collateral, diversification, strategies, reporting and internal controls, which align with the program’s guidelines for excellence in public fund management.

“This award reflects our commitment to responsible and transparent financial management,” said BPUB General Manager & CEO Marilyn D. Gilbert. “We will continue to ensure our investment practices serve the best interests of our community.”

BPUB will maintain the distinction for two years and will be eligible to apply for recertification in 2026.