Stephen Haney


Served City of San Antonio for 33 years, including 23 years in Solid Waste Management. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Washburn University in Operations Management, a Master of Business Administration in International Business Policies from St. Mary’s University. He is a member of 1995 Inaugural Class of the City Manager’s Leadership Development Program. He received the 1998 City of San Antonio STAR Award for clean-up efforts following the Flood of 1998. Was former board member for: State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR); Texas Compost Council; Texas Product Stewardship Council, and; Keep San Antonio Beautiful.

Sal Garza

Vice Chair

Served the City of San Antonio for 28 years, all with the Convention & Visitors Bureau (SACVB), before working with the privatized, non-profit office – Visit San Antonio. As an Associate Director, he was responsible for development and implementation of sales and marketing initiatives in Mexico, Latin America & Canada. He is a graduate of the City Manager’s Leadership Development Program (inaugural class) and a member of the 2001 Steering Committee. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Prior to joining the City, he worked in the marketing department for IBM – San Antonio and as a Financial Analyst for Nations Bank in Austin, Texas. He has served on various boards and committees involved in business development, arts, education and international relations.

Lewis Andrews


Retired from City of San Antonio after 17 years of service beginning as a Fiscal Officer with the Arts and Cultural Affairs, moving to Accountant with Solid Waste Management, and ending as a Management Analyst with Human Services. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He also serves as a Board Member with Dreams Fulfilled Through Music and has been a core volunteer with the Elf Louise Christmas Project since 1991.

Diana Alcocer


Retired from the City of San Antonio with 19 years of service in the Dept. of Human Services, Tax Office, Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Dept. of Citizen Action & Public Information. She relocated to Corpus Christi in 1980 and worked for the U.S. Census Bureau, YWCA of Corpus Christi, and Corpus Christi Independent School District. She returned to San Antonio in 1989 and worked for the YWCA of San Antonio and Bexar County. Her background is in social services, working with at-risk youth, people interested in English as a Second Language (ESL), GED certification, and with the senior citizen population. She is a tenured member of the Mexican American Texas Business Women, serving all local organization offices, including district and state committee work. She is also a 27-year member of the Texas State Association of Parliamentarians, and has served as a state officer and president of two local parliamentary units. Parliamentary education is a passion of hers, and she’s studying to take the credentialing exam as a Registered Parliamentarian.

Kevin Burton

Board Member

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 Management 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). He currently serves on the Supervisory Committee for Generations Federal Credit Union and is a member of the Texas City Management Assn. (TCMA) and the San Antonio Theatre Coalition (SATCO).

Steve DeLaHaya

Board Member

Served the City of San Antonio for more than 26 years in various capacities including positions in Finance, Police/Fire, City Attorney’s Office and Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). He retired from the City in 2016 as Assistant Director of the CVB and then continued his career as Chief Administrative Officer working for a 501c(6) non-profit organization, Visit San Antonio, ultimately retiring from that position in April 2021. Steve graduated in 1987 from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. While his work background has been financial and administrative in nature, Steve has previously served on the SAISD Foundation Board and has acted as a primary liaison to both the Visit San Antonio Board of Directors and the San Antonio Tourism Public Improvement District Board.

Martha Sepeda

Board Member

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. Her 34 years of legal experience included municipal work in three cities and federal criminal defense work and supervision in the Southern District of Texas. She has a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago.

Michael Trainer

Board Member

Served as a sworn police officer for 31 years. Retired in 1998 as the Photo Lab Supervisor and became the civilian Crime Photo Lab Supervisor in 1998. He installed and was the Digital Imaging Network Manager from 2009 until retirement. Retired from the City of San Antonio again in 2008.

Frank Villani

Board Member

Served as the Cultural Affairs Administrator for the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs from 2008-2014. Subsequently became the CEO of the Magik Theatre, stepping down in October 2023. Earned a JD degree from California and practiced entertainment law from 1977-1981. Has worked in the entertainment industry since 1981, holding executive level positions in San Antonio since moving here in 1985.

David Lopez


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, he held a number of positions within several local, national and international business enterprises.

Rebecca Waldman


21 years of public administration experience with the City of San Antonio, including six years as Assistant to the City Manager and seven years as the Director of Asset Management, plus an additional four years as the first City Manager for the City of Alamo Heights.

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