Rixi Castillo was appointed by Commissioner Briones to the Harris County Essential Workers Board, with a unanimous vote from the Harris County Commissioners Court.
Castillo is the Director of Organizing at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District, Council 10.
Rixi migrated to the U.S in search of more opportunities and soon became familiar with the issues of essential workers during her time as an industrial painter in a petrochemical plant. She joined the International Union of Painters and Allied Trade and lead of two organizing campaigns. She is now director of Organizing of her District Council.
The Essential Workers Board works to provide feedback and recommendations to DEEO (Department of Economic Equity and Opportunity) and other appropriate County departments on County programs and policies that recognize and support Essential Workers. The Board may also serve in an advisory capacity to the Commissioners Court on such programs, and policies.