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LUNA announces new Executive Director

From Lubbock United Neighborhood Association:

Lubbock, TX - Lubbock United Neighborhood Association today announced Jacob Jones Martinez as its new Executive Director. LUNA is a community-based organization dedicated to organizing, promoting, and supporting neighborhood associations throughout the City of Lubbock.

"We are very excited to have Jacob take over as Executive Director," said Billie Russell, the Board President of LUNA. "With his passion for community development and public service, I can think of no better person to lead this organization."

Jacob Jones Martinez has served on the Board of Directors for LUNA for several months and  was born and raised in Lubbock. He learned early the importance of civic involvement and serving the community.

"As a kid, my family was always involved in our community. We were encouraged to do our part and work to make Lubbock a great place to live," commented Jones Martinez. "It's an honor to have this opportunity to work so closely with our communities. I want the best for our future and am looking forward to working with the city and our neighborhood associations to be a resource for Lubbock residents."

LUNA was founded to empower and encourage existing neighborhood associations and help develop new ones. For more information look them up on Facebook at and look for their new website soon.

Jones Martinez holds a Juris Doctor from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics from the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of West Texas. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys reading, cycling, and spending time with his wife, Laura, daughter, Amelia, and black lab mix, Porter.  

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