The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that Codie Vasquez, Executive Director of CASA of the Sabine Neches Region, has been named September Employee of the Month. Codie accepted her award from Board member/Ambassador Wanda McGraw, Assistant Vice President of Marketing at Sabine Federal Credit Union, at the chamber’s September Networking Coffee hosted by Sabine Federal Credit Union. Codie received gifts and gift certificates from the following businesses: Sabine River Ford, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Total Impressions, Dupuis Tire and Service Center, The Penny Record, Bridge City Dairy Queen, Mary Kelone of Barefoot Souls, Neches Federal Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Wellspring Credit Union, OhainWEB.com, 5Point Credit Union and Delta Life Fitness Orange County.
Codie Vasquez became the Executive Director for CASA of the Sabine Neches Region on October 1st, 2018. She, along with a strong team of dedicated people have worked hard over the last year to build the program and make the community aware of just how important CASA is for our most vulnerable children.
Codie was nominated by CASA’s Board President, Kevin Norton, who said, “I can definitely say that having Codie on our staff has made the last ten months as President much smoother. I appreciate all the hard work that she and the rest of the staff put in for our program.”
Vasquez has a long history in the nonprofit sector. Prior to her work with CASA, Codie worked at Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas for nearly 16 years.
Codie is a native of Orange and an alumni of Little Cypress – Mauriceville High School. She spent some time after high school living out of state but at 26, decided “there’s no place like home”. Codie has been married to her wonderful husband, Alaniz “Al” for 27 years and they have a son, ‘Rico Vasquez. They are the proud grandparents of their four year old granddaughter, Zelda.
Codie is actively involved with her community. She serves in the choir at First United Methodist Church in Orange. She also serves as President of the Service League of Orange, Vice President of Orange Community Players and as a member of the board for Friends of the Orange Depot and the Southeast Texas Arts Council.
Pictured left to right: Tammy Fenton (CASA Director of Advocate Services), Robert Currie (CASA Board President Elect), Codie Vasquez (CASA Executive Director), Kevin Norton (CASA Board President), Wanda McGraw