2021 Board Members

21 years of public administration experience with the City of San Antonio, including 6 years as Assistant to the City Manager and 7 years as the Director of Asset Management, plus an additional 4 years as the City of Alamo Heights’ first City Manager.

Retired from COSA with 35 ½ years of service. Former Assistant Director of Code Compliance Department & Housing and Neighborhood Services Department. Past President of: San Antonio City Employees Federal Credit Union (now Generations) Board, Code Enforcement Association of Texas, American Association of Code Enforcement, and Former member of International Hispanic Network.

I served as Director of Public Works for the COSA 1992 to 2001. I retired from the City & from TMRS in 2001. My experience includes service on the Board or Executive Committee of many non-profit & professional society organizations in my 53 year career. Serving as the Chair of major Committees of other organizations also gave me experience as a leader & manager of important programs, activities, &/or projects. My role as leader of 1600 city employees while serving with Public Works was most relevant experience I can cite that would be beneficial to the RECOSA Board. I know the interest of the members of RECOSA because I’m one of them. I’m a retired COSA employee who has followed the efforts of RECOSA to represent the interest of city retirees before the City staff & City Council. I was a City employee working very closely with fellow employees of Public Works for 8 years, & getting to know them at a personal level. I worked on behalf of city employees, especially as member of the City Manager’s Executive Team. It’s been 18 years since my retirement & many of my colleagues have also retired. My interest is to do what I can to help them & all other COSA retirees enjoy the benefits earned during their working years.

Retired from San Antonio Public Library after 11 years as Reference Librarian/Assistant Manager, Thousand Oaks Branch Library. Following 21 years at USAA  and 9 years as Manufacturer’s Representative, Dallas Trade Mart, earned Library Science Masters Degree in 1988 at TWU.  Following retirement: Super Volunteer.

Solid Waste Manager

  • 33 Years with City of San Antonio (3/86-
  • 23 Years in Solid Waste Management
  • BBA Washburn University – Operations
  • MBA St. Mary’s University – International
    Business Policies
  • Member of 1995 Inaugural Class of the
    City Manager’s Leadership Development
  • Recipient of 1998 City of San Antonio
    STAR Award for clean-up efforts following Flood of 1998
  • Former Board Member for:
    o State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR)
    o Texas Compost Council
    o Texas Product Stewardship Council
    o Keep San Antonio Beautiful
    o Dellview Area Neighborhood Association

Coming soon…

Martha Guadiana Sepeda retired from the City of San Antonio in 2017  as the Acting City Attorney. She joined the city as First Assistant City Attorney in the Legal Department  in 2003. Ms Sepeda’s 34 years of legal experiences included municipal work in 3 cities and federal criminal defense work and supervision in the Southern District of Texas. Ms Sepeda has a JD from the University of Texas and a BA from the University of Chicago.

I was a sworn police officer for 31 years. I retired in 1998 as the Photo Lab Supervisor. I took the civilian position of Crime Photo Lab Supervisor in 1998. I also installed and was the Digital Imaging Network Manager from 2009 until retirement. I retired from COSA again in 2008.

I currently serve as CEO of the Magik Theatre after having been Cultural Affairs Administrator from 2008-2014. I have a JD degree from California & practiced entertainment law from 1977-1981. I’ve been in the entertainment industry since that time holding executive level positions in San Antonio since moving here in 1985. Having worked closely with City Finance Department & responsible for drafting Department of Arts & Cultures annual budget & funding guidelines, I’m comfortable working on committees & interacting with City Executive staff. 

Retired from City of San Antonio after 14 years of service all of which was with the Solid Waste Management Department. Previous to joining the City, I held a number of positions within several local, national and international business enterprises.

Career began as a Draftsman in the Planning Department in 1963 and 37 1/2 years later retired as the Director of the Building Inspections Department.

In 2004, retirees Gene, Eddie Garcia, Marge Jordan and Dixie Creed met with Human Resources staff regarding health benefits and TMRS. Recognizing the need to provide information and services, more retirees joined the group and established RECOSA.