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File #: 20-6045   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Economic and Workforce Development Committee
On agenda: 10/22/2020
Posting Language: Consideration of an Applicant to the Westside Development Corporation Board of Directors for the Community At-Large Category (1 available seat). [Tina J. Flores, City Clerk]
Attachments: 1. App Richard Vasquez, 2. App Raquel Zapata, 3. App John Canales, 4. App Tiffany Jenkins, 5. 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


SUBJECT:

Consideration of an Applicant to the Westside Development Corporation Board of Directors for the Community At-Large Category - one (1) available seat.

SUMMARY:

The Economic and Workforce Development Council (EWDC) Committee will review and consider applicants to the Westside Development Corporation (WDC) Board of Directors for the Category of Community At-Large.

At its Tuesday, October 6, 2020 meeting, the EWDC recommended uncontested applicants be approved for each of three Board vacancies: Real Estate Developer - one (1) seat, Small Business - one (1) seat, and UTSA representative - one (1) seat.

A total of five (5) applicants are to be considered for the one (1) available Community At-Large vacancy on the Board.

Two vacancies remain on the WDC Board of Directors: Resident - one (1) seat, and San Antonio ISD representative - one (1) seat.

Listed below are the five (5) qualified applicants for the Community At-Large vacancy.

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

The Office of the City Clerk, in coordination with the Economic Development Department (EDD), will continue to promote the submission of applications for the two remaining vacant positions.

Appointees will serve a term of office to be begin upon approval by the City Council and end two (2) years thereafter.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The City of San Antonio Westside Development Corporation, known as the Westside Development Corporation ("WDC") was established in 2006 for the purpose of supporting the City's community revitalization and economic development efforts within the near West Side of San Antonio. The WDC's current scope of work includes small business attraction and retention; small business technical assistanc...

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