San Antonio City Clerk, Leticia M. Vacek, will be inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame (SAWHOF) on March 22, and will also be named a Texas Preservation Hero by the San Antonio Conservation Society on March 27.
The SAWHOF recognizes and honors outstanding women in the community for their service and contributions. Vacek will be formally inducted into the SAWHOF on Saturday, March 22 at the Omni Colonnade and will receive the Public Service Award for her leadership in creating the City’s Archival Program and Digital Collection, establishing a Passport Facility and implementing the Electronic Campaign Reporting System for Officeholders and Candidates.
Each year the San Antonio Conservation Society recognizes significant accomplishments in accordance with the organization’s purpose. This year, the Society will honor Vacek as a Texas Preservation Hero and will formally present the award on Thursday, March 27 at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
Since being appointed San Antonio City Clerk in 2004, Vacek established the City’s first Archival Program and implemented the first Digital Collection by digitizing various documents including the City’s first maps, minutes, ordinances, elections, historical letters and other documents. She has also restored, reproduced and preserved penned letters by General Santa Anna and President of Mexico Porfirio Diaz. She implemented the City’s first Electronic Campaign Filing System which was purchased by the City of Dallas. Additionally, she established the City’s Passport Acceptance Facility, which has generated more than $850,000 in new revenue since its 2010 inception. In 2009, Vacek was named Texas Municipal Clerk of the Year by State of Texas Municipal Clerks, Inc.
For more information on the Office of the City Clerk, visit sanantonio.gov/clerk.