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Assistant City Manager Lori Houston

biography

Career

Lori Houston was appointed Assistant City Manager in July of 2015. Prior to her arrival to the City Manager’s Office she served as the Director of the Center City Development & Operations Department. Ms. Houston was essential in bringing a grocery store to downtown. Through her leadership, the City has facilitated the development of an additional 49 housing projects that will ultimately yield 6,275 housing units in the downtown area. These projects represent an investment of over $1 billion in downtown San Antonio.

Ms. Houston led the redevelopment of Travis Park and the formation of a committee to re-imagine Alamo Plaza. She also successfully spearheaded the effort to negotiate a public private partnership deal that will result in a consolidated office tower for City operations and forever alter San Antonio’s skyline with the construction of the first new office tower downtown since 1989.

Ms. Houston started with the City in 2002 as an intern. Prior to working in the Center City Development and Operations Department, Lori worked in the City Manager’s Office where she managed several high profile initiatives to include serving as the Project Manager for the $72 million Museum Reach Urban Segment of the San Antonio River Improvements Project, which extended the San Antonio River 1.3 miles north.

In her role as Assistant City Manager Ms. Houston will continue oversight of CCDO and Department of Arts and Culture, Eastpoint & Real Estate, Library System, World Heritage and the Alamo Master Plan.

Education
  • Master of Public Administration, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Bachelor of Business: Marketing, New Mexico State University
Personal

Lori is married to Sam Houston and they are proud parents of their daughter Millie.


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Executive Support

  • Executive Assistant: Shannon Oster-Gabrielson
  • Sr. Executive Secretary: Debra Hill

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