Release Date: June 21, 2006
City of San Antonio Communications and Public Affairs Department: 207-7234


City seeking applications for Empowerment Zone Governance Board

The City of San Antonio is seeking applications for individuals interested in serving on the Empowerment Zone Governance Board (EZGB).

The purpose of the EZGB is to assist and advise City Council and City staff in the implementation of the San Antonio Empowerment Zone Strategic Plan. The EZGB assists and advises on: outreach to businesses, residents, tax and real estate professionals, recommendations to City Council on EZ Facility Bonds projects and how the City can leverage federal tax incentives to maximize the EZ designation through Dec. 2009.

The City Council desires to have a strong and diverse EZGB to address economic development issues in the core area of the zone and in the developable sites. To be eligible for appointment, an individual must fit one of the following categories: Empowerment Zone Resident (resident of the zone for at least a year), Workforce Development Representative, Small Business in the Zone (owner/manager for at least a year with less than 500 employees), Large Business in the Zone (owner/manager for at least a year with more than 500 employees), Financial Institution Representative, Small Business Lender Representative, Brooks City-Base Developable Site Representative, Fredericksburg Road Corridor Developable Site Representative, Port of San Antonio/Toyota Developable Site Representative, Education Community Representative, Zone Community-Based Organization Representative, and Key Stakeholder Representative.

Interested individuals should contact the EZGB Liaison Angela Rivera at 207-8031 or Applications are available through the City Clerk's Office and may be downloaded via the City's website at Completed applications must be received in the Office of the City Clerk by July 28, at 4:30 p.m.


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