Carlos Contreras was appointed Assistant City Manager in November 2012. As part of the Executive Leadership Team, he oversees the departments of Economic Development, Intergovernmental Relations, Military Affairs and the Center City Development Office. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Contreras served as Director of Intergovernmental Relations.
Prior to joining the City in February of 2009, Mr. Contreras worked as the Director of Local Government Affairs for the Central Texas division of KB Home where he handled municipal, county and state issues for the company.
Mr. Contreras is an attorney and practiced law in private law firms both in San Antonio and Austin for 15 years. His primary areas of focus were Administrative and Regulatory law as well as civil litigation. Prior to his private law practice, Mr. Contreras was an Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Department of Banking in Austin.
He is a native of San Antonio.
J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1986
M.P.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1986
B.A., St. Mary's University, 1981
Professional Memberships and Community Involvement
Member of the State Bar of Texas
Public Affairs Council, Greater Chamber of Commerce
Local Government Affairs Committee, Greater Chamber of Commerce
Government Affairs Committee, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Both he and his wife, Adriana, are avid runners. He is the proud father of three sons and one stepdaughter.