Center City Development & Operations Department
Center City Development Staff

Executive Team

John Jacks

Lori Houston John Jacks is the Director of the Center City Development and Operations Department. With John’s leadership, CCDO promotes and initiates compatible development within the downtown area.
  
Mr. Jacks has worked in the zoning and planning areas of real estate development for more than 16 years. Prior to serving as Director of CCDO, Mr. Jacks served as Assistant Director in Development Services Department.

Mr. Jacks obtained his Bachelor of Science, Geography – Resource and Environmental Studies, degree from Texas State University and is an active member of the American Planning Association.

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Jim Mery

Jim Mery is the Deputy Director of the Center City Development and Operations Department. He oversees the Operations divisions, as well as downtown parking operations and citywide parking enforcement.

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Ramiro Gonzales

Ramiro Gonzales, Interim Assistant Director

Ramiro Gonzales is the Interim Assistant Director of the Center City Development and Operations Department. 

He oversees the Development, Leasing, La Villita and Market Square facilities.

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Management Team

Pedro (Pete) Alanis Email Special Projects Manager
Special Projects Manager 
East San Antonio Development
210.207.3908

Chris Kurzon Email Real Estate Manager
Real Estate Manager
Property Leasing
210.207.7723

Jonathan Featherston Email Parking Operations Manager
Manager
Parking Operations & Enforcement
210.207.8267

Bruce Martin Email Contract Manager
Contract Manager
210.207.7426

Jennifer Fraga Email Special Projects Manager
Special Projects Manager
Special Events
210.207.7819

Cynthia Martinez Email Special Projects Manager
Special Projects Manager
Capital Projects/River Walk Projects
210.207.3372

Veronica Garcia Email Downtown Operations
Assistant to the Director
Director's Office
210.207.8477

Aurora Perkins Email CCDO Facilities Administrator
CCDO Facilities Administrator
210.207.8650

David Garza Email Redevelopment Officer
Redevelopment Officer
Parking Division
210.207.8122

Debbie Rios-Vanskike Email Facilities Marketing Manager
Marketing Manager
210.207.6004

Veronica Gonzalez Email Special Projects Manager
Special Projects Manager
River North and Midtown Development
210.207.4080

Lincoln St. George Email Downtown Operations
Manager
Downtown Operations
210.207.7895

Kelly Kapaun Email Public Relations Manager
Public Relations Manager
210.207.8031