Department of Communications and Public Affairs
Speakers Bureau

Contact

Phone
210.207.7234

City Service Requests & Information
Dial 311 or 210.207.6000

Presentation Topics

City representatives are available to speak to your local organization/school regarding city services.  Direct communication with our citizens allows us to better serve our community.

Presentations are available for the following general categories:

  • Safety/Security (Police, Fire, Emergency)
  • Economic Development
  • Code Enforcement
  • Public infrastructure and bond projects
  • Additional topics available upon request

For more information contact us at 210.207.7234 or email Terri Salazar. Include a contact name, organization/school, presentation date and time, audience size and type.

Speakers Bureau Topics

Animal Care Services

  • Enforcement Program
  • Volunteer Program
  • Adoption Services
  • Spay/Neuter Programs
  • Stray/Roaming animal impoundment process
  • Enforcement of existing animal laws (to include cruelty, dangerous dogs, serious bodily injury, and bite cases)
  • Community education services regarding responsible pet ownership
  • Increasing the City's Live Release rate through community partnership and through adoption, rescue, foster, and RTO services
  • Enhancing community spay/neuter services (includes information about Trap, Neuter, and Return (TNR) services)

Bond Projects, Streets, Drainage & Infrastructure

  • Infrastructure Management Program (IMP)
  • General Obligation Bond Program
  • Storm Water Education
  • Transportation Planning

Code Enforcement

  • Graffiti Abatement
  • Top 10 Code violations
  • Minimum property maintenance and the Administrative Hearing Officer
  • Dangerous Premises and Building Standards Board
  • Fence construction requirements

Economic Development Industry

  • Business Retention and Expansion Program
  • Economic Development Recruitment – How does it work?
  • City's Interlocal Agreement with Alamo Colleges
  • EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
  • City's Export Strategy

Elections, Vital Records, Passports, Archives

  • City Archives and Municipal Records Presentation/Tour of Historic Archives
  • City Elections and Campaign Finance Reporting Presentation
  • Boards and Commissions Vacancies Presentation/Tour of City Hall
  • City's Birth & Death Records Service Offered
  • US Dept of State Passport Service Offered

Fire Department

  • Wildland Urban Interface Fire Prevention
  • Fire Prevention and Safety Education
  • Mobile Integrated Healthcare
  • SAFD Strategic Planning
  • Emergency Management, Planning and Citizen preparedness

Library

  • Digital Services available at mysapl.org
  • Children's Services and Early Childhood Literacy
  • Teen Services
  • Specialties: Jobs & Small Business, Live Well/Age Smart (programs and activities for seniors), Texana/Genealogy

Military Affairs

  • Potential for a future Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)
  • Community-Military Partnerships with Joint Base San Antonio
  • Joint Land Use Studies (JLUS)
  • Impact of San Antonio military installations on the community

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

  • Fitness in the Park
  • Summer Youth Program
  • Community Center / Sports Leagues

Police Department

  • Crime Prevention Measures (Personal, Home, and Business)
  • Crime Stats and Online Resources
  • Citizen Participation Programs (COP, VIP, Explorers, PAL, etc)
  • Tips 411
  • Community and Intelligence Lead Policing (SAFFE, POP, ROP, etc)

Small Business Office

  • Small Business Economic Development Advocacy (SBEDA) Program
  • Business Empowerment (BE) Program – How The Bonding Assistance and Mentor Protégé Programs can assist local small, minority and women-owned businesses
  • Café Commerce – Promoting an entrepreneurial culture, helping start small businesses, and assisting businesses overcome barriers
  • City Services to Help Those Start a Business – Permitting, Licensing, Certificate of Occupancy, etc.

Travel & Tourism

  • Certified Tourism Ambassador program
  • Backyard Marketing/Top 100 sales
  • Show us your badge program and other tools to help conventions

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