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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Veronica Garcia

Veronica Garcia

Veronica GarciaVeronica Garcia is the Interim Assistant Director of the Center City Development and Operations Department. She oversees the development, real estate, contracts and facilities divisions. Veronica has been with the City for over 13 years and is a graduate of Trinity University with a double major in Economics and Business Administration. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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Management Team

Pedro (Pete) Alanis Email Real Estate Administrator
Real Estate Administrator 
Development Division

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

Karla M. Campos Email Special Projects Manager
Special Projects Manager 

Aurora Perkins Email CCDO Facilities Administrator
Interim Parking Operations & Enforcement Administrator

Jennifer Fraga Email Special Projects Manager
Special Projects Manager
Special Events

Debbie Rios-Vanskike Email Facilities Marketing Manager
Marketing Manager

Veronica Gonzalez Email Special Projects Manager
Interim Administrator
River North and Midtown Development

Kelly Saunders Email Public Relations Manager
Public Relations Manager

Chris Kurzon Email Real Estate Manager
Real Estate Manager
Property Leasing

John Stevens Email John Stevens
Interim Assistant to the Director

Bruce Martin Email Contract Manager
Contract Manager

Lincoln St. George Email Downtown Operations
Downtown Operations