AARP Texas is proud to announce and welcome Melodía Gutiérrez to the Association’s Dallas-Fort Worth team. Gutiérrez, an AARP associate state director of outreach and advocacy, is leading AARP’s work in Fort Worth and surrounding areas.
Gutiérrez joined the staff of AARP Texas in late May from the American Association of University Women, an advocacy group that promotes equity and education for women and girls. A recognized team player and consensus builder, Gutiérrez will work closely with AARP volunteers in Fort Worth and elsewhere on efforts to improve the lives and opportunities of the age 50+ community in North Texas.
In Fort Worth and Dallas, AARP is partnering with community groups and city leaders on efforts to make the cities more age-friendly places. Both cities are in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which aims to help towns and cities become more inclusive and accessible, and to encourage active and healthy aging for everyone.
Gutiérrez is working with local officials and volunteers in efforts to craft a five-year Age-friendly Fort Worth plan. Gutiérrez will report to AARP Texas Outreach & Advocacy Manager Rob Schneider and AARP Texas Director Bob Jackson.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the AARP Texas team,” said Gutiérrez. “My career has focused on engaging with volunteers, organizing and working with partner groups, and advocating on behalf of others. I’m excited about the work AARP is doing for older people in Fort Worth and across the Metroplex.”
Melodía Gutiérrez can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at (office) 214.265.4073 and (cell) 214.538.9878. To learn more about AARP Texas, visit www.aarp.org/tx. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aarptexas. Our Twitter handle is AARPTX.