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File #: 20-5062   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Economic and Workforce Development Committee
On agenda: 10/6/2020
Posting Language: Consideration of Applicants to the Westside Development Corporation Board of Directors (6 seats). [Tina J. Flores, City Clerk]
Attachments: 1. App John Hernden, 2. App Juan Valdez, 3. App Rod McSherry, 4. App Louis Escareno, 5. App Richard Vasquez, 6. App Raquel Zapata, 7. App John Canales, 8. App Tiffany Jenkins, 9. App Larissa Martnez
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DEPARTMENT: Office of the City Clerk

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Tina J. Flores, City Clerk

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Districts 1, 5, 6, and 7


Consideration of Applicants to the Westside Development Corporation Board of Directors


The Economic and Workforce Development Council (EWDC) Committee will review and consider applicants to the Westside Development Corporation (WDC) Board of Directors.

Five of the six (6) current Board seats are vacant due to amendments made to WDC By-laws in 2019, which included Board composition changes. The remaining vacancy is for the UTSA representative. Dr. Jesse Zapata retired from UTSA, therefore, the board seat for the UTSA category was vacated.

Available categories are Community At-Large - one (1) seat; Real Estate Developer - one (1) seat; Small Business representative - one (1) seat; Resident - one (1) seat; San Antonio ISD representative - one (1) seat; and UTSA representative (1 seat).

A total of nine (9) applications were submitted for five (5) of the six (6) categories with vacancies. The nine (9) applications includes two (2) applications submitted for the Non-Profit category and one (1) for the Large Business category; categories for which there are no available seats at this time. The three (3) qualified applicants are eligible for consideration for the Community At-Large seat.

Listed below are the qualified applicants by eligible Category.

Five (5) Applicants for one (1) available seat
Community At-Large
John Ray Canales
Tiffany Jenkins
Larissa Martinez
Richard Vasquez
Raquel Zapata

One (1) Applicant per Category with one (1) available seat per Category
Real Estate Developer
John Hernden
Juan Valdez
Small Business
Louis Escareno
UTSA representative
Shawn "Rod" McSherry (nominated by UTSA to serve as university representative)

Applicants - None
SAISD representative
NO applications were submitted for the one (1) available seat.

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