Commissioner Pct. 4
Carl L. Robinson
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
500 E. San Antonio
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-2044
Fax (915) 543-3854
Senior Policy Advisor
Senior Public Advisor
El Paso County Commissioner Carl L. Robinson has been an El Pasoan and resident of Northeast El Paso since 1977. He was elected as the first African American County Commissioner for Precinct 4 in El Paso TX in November 2018 and previously served two terms as the El Paso City Council Representative for District 4 from 2009 to 2017. He ran for office because he loves El Paso and is dedicated to helping the community to become a better place to raise a family and to promote prosperity. His focus as a local leader has been on public safety, infrastructure, and economic development.
During his 25 year career in the U.S. Army, Commissioner Robinson served in numerous posts around the world and retired as a First Sergeant. He is a decorated Vietnam Veteran having received the Bronze Star and other military awards for Meritorious Achievement and Service.
Commissioner Robinson has served on several boards and in leadership positions in the community, including serving as a member of the Veterans Citizens Advisory Panel; the Military Coalition of El Paso; Disabled Veterans of America Post 187, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2451, American Legion Post 832; Vietnam Veterans of America Post 844, and the National Association of Uniformed Services.
Commissioner Robinson has served as Past Vice-Chair of the City of El Paso Building and Standards Commission, Past President of the Transmountain Optimist Club, Past Lt. Governor of the NM/West Texas District Optimist International, past PTA President for Fannin Elementary School, past President of the Texas Association of Sports Officials, past President of the League of Women Voters, and past President of the Inter-Club Council (ICC) of El Paso. He also served on the Board of Directors for the McCall Neighborhood Center, the Salvation Army of El Paso, and on the United Way Allocation Committee; former 2nd Vice-President of the Rio Grande Council of Governments, past Vice-President of the Project Bravo Board of Directors and past 1st Vice President of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity. He is currently Chairman of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Food Drive Committee, and a Founding Member and past Treasurer of the Northeast Business Alliance (NEBA).
Commissioner Robinson has received the following awards and recognitions: 2011 Links, Inc. Star Award; 2010 President’s Award - El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association; 2009 Community Leader of the Year - Special Olympics Texas; 2006 Volunteer of the Year - Area 19 Special Olympics; 2006 Advisory Board Member of the Year - Salvation Army of El Paso; 2005 Volunteer of the Year - Junior Achievement of the Desert Southwest; Northeast Citizen of the Year – 2004; Citizen of the Year - Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 2005; Optimist of the Year – 1992; Bronze Star Recipient (Vietnam); Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal (3OLC); the 2019 Black El Paso Democrats’ Trailblazer Award; 2019 NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient; 2018 Legacy Tejano Democrat Award; and was awarded in 2017 the Key to the City.