Welcome to our Newest Board Member


Kevin Burton retired from the City of San Antonio with 20 ½ years of service. Former Fiscal Operations Manager with the Convention & Sports Facilities Dept., Management Analyst with the Development Services Dept., and Housing & Community Development Analyst with the Office of Budget & Management (Grants kevinManagement Div.). Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Science in Urban Administration from Trinity University. Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). Member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the International Assn. of Venue Managers (IAVM). Member of the Texas City Management Assn. (TCMA), National Contract Management Assn. (NCMA), Project Management Institute (PMI), and the San Antonio Theatre Coalition (SATCO).




Board Meeting July 12

The monthly meeting of the RECOSA Board will take place on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 11:30 a.m. at Generations Federal Credit Union, Balcones Heights Branch, 4005 Fredericksburg Rd.

The meeting agenda includes appointment of a nominating committee chair, consideration of and appointment to a vacant board position, and discussion of the fundraising policy.

Retirees are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Board Vacancy

The Retired Employees of the City of San Antonio (RECOSA) Board Secretary received written notice of resignation from Board Member Sergio Soto effective May 31, 2016.  In accordance with the By Laws, the Board may fill the Board vacancy by the affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining Board members and the elected member shall serve the unexpired term of the previous Board member.  Mr. Soto’s term expires in November of 2017.  At this time, it is the decision of the Board to seek persons interested in applying for the Board vacancy.
If you are a RECOSA member interested in serving on the Board, please submit a brief statement of your experience, interests, availability, and/or reasons why you would like to serve on the RECOSA Board.  Board members are expected to attend monthly Board meetings, bi-monthly meetings with the City’s Department of Human Resources, and quarterly Brown Bag events for retirees, serve on Board committees and prepare reports as required.
Other duties and responsibilities of board members include providing guidance and overseeing assigned committees such as membership, fundraising, health benefits, and financial development.
The deadline to submit your interest in serving on the board is Friday July 8, 2016 with the expected appointment decision to occur on July 12, 2016 during the monthly Board meeting.   Please submit to info.recosa@gmail.com or mail to: RECOSA, P.O. Box 12973, San Antonio, Texas  78212.
RECOSA is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization since 2011.  


The monthly meeting of the RECOSA Board will take place on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 11:30 a.m. at Generations Federal Credit Union, Balcones Heights Branch, 4005 Fredericksburg Rd.

The meeting agenda includes discussion of the fundraising policy, a report on our meeting with Human Resources staff on June 9, and planning for a social event this summer.

Retirees are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Next RECOSA Board Meeting

The monthly meeting of the RECOSA Board will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Generations Federal Credit Union, Balcones Heights Branch, 4005 Fredericksburg Rd.  The agenda includes finalizing the member survey, planning for a member’s social in July, and final preparations for the upcoming Brown Bag Meeting.  As always, retirees are welcome and encouraged to attend the Board Meeting.

Brown Bag Meeting

if you ever wanted to get started in genealogy, you don’t want to miss the May Brown Bag Meeting on Thursday May 12.  Dr. Cynthia Kennedy, Librarian of the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society, will help you get started in this fascinating study.  We will also hear from Matt Murphy about UnitedHealthcare’s Virtual Visits program.   As usual the meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Central Public Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Please RSVP if you are planning to come.  This time RECOSA will provide a light lunch for all attendees and a $50 gift card from HEB will be awarded to one lucky RECOSA member.

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AirLIFE Renewals Due

If you signed up for one-year of coverage in the AirLIFE program last year and you wish to continue in this program, it is time to renew your membership.  However, you should know that AirLIFE has been bought out by Air Methods, a much larger company currently serving 25 states.  Air Methods is still offering the same deal.  For a $10 annual membership or $40 for a four-year membership, Air Methods will provide reliable, safe air medical transport over a 150-mile radius around San Antonio.  To renew or join this program, you MUST call 877-404-7111.  It is our understanding that you can pay by credit card or check. 

City Budget Survey

The City of San Antonio is seeking citizen input for the 2017 budget.  If you wish to express your thoughts on departmental expenditures, special projects, neighborhood issues or even your retirement cost of living adjustment and health benefits, now is your chance.  The website can be reached at saspeakup.com

Retiree Matters

Attached is a copy of the Retiree Matters quarterly newsletter that is being mailed to all retirees.  In it you will find an update from our RECOSA Chair Liz Garcia who apprises us of the organization’s work with COSA to evaluate the Third Party Administrator (TPA) proposals submitted to the City and the survey we are preparing to obtain member feedback on the services we should pursue for our members.  She also reminds us of the upcoming Brown Bag meeting at the Central Public Library on May 12th where we will learn how to get started in genealogy and receive information on UnitedHealthcare’s virtual doctor’s visits for non-Medicare retirees.  RECOSA will provide a light lunch and a $50 HEB gift card door prize at the meeting so please come and don’t forget to RSVP so we have enough lunches for everyone.

The newsletter also contains: 

  • Notes from the City Manager on the FY 2017 budget process, 
  • Message from Lori Steward, COSA Human Resources Director, 
  • Opportunities for free fitness and exercise classes through the Fitness in the Park Program, and 
  • Congratulations to a host of new retirees.

We think you will find it an interesting read.

Hail Damage?

Recent storms and possibly future ones during Fiesta (groan) may cause damage to your roof, car, windows or other parts of your home. We sincerely hope not. But just in case RECOSA wants to remind you that home improvement contractors and residential building contractors are licensed by the City of San Antonio (sanantonio.gov/DSD/Contractor.aspx). COSA performs a criminal background check on these contractors. Residential Building Contractors must also have liability insurance. State licenses are required for these contractors and can be checked from the same COSA web page.

Lots of scammers will be roaming our streets looking for less cautious home dwellers. You can also check for complaints against a business at the Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org).