Assistant to the City Council


Mailing Address
P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283

Physical Address
115 Plaza de Armas, 2nd Floor
San Antonio, TX 78205

Office Line: 210.207.7040 or
the individual numbers can be found on each District page

Monday - Friday, 7:45 - 4:30 pm


  • Emily B. McGinnContact Assistant to the City Council
    Assistant to City Council
  • Fatima El KhouryContact the Executive Assistant
    Executive Assistant
  • Mary E. Ruiz
    Interim CCPF Coordinator
  • Bertha Cardona
    Senior Customer Representative



Emily McGinn was appointed Assistant to the City Council in October 2020. In this position, she provides management support to the Mayor and City Council. She is responsible for the departmental budget as well as the oversight of City Council Offices and supervision of thirteen support staff. She also serves as the liaison to the City Manager’s Office and City Staff in meeting the goals of the City Council.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. McGinn served as Executive Assistant in the Office of the City Council. In that role, she was responsible for the daily operations of the department including administrative and personnel support, project management, and accounts payable.

Upon joining the City organization in 2015, Ms. McGinn served in the Financial Management and Fiscal Divisions of the Finance Department. In this capacity, she worked on the City’s debt issuances, continuing financial disclosure, and City’s Purchasing Card Program. Prior to joining the City, she worked in human resource management and sales for 10 years.

Ms. McGinn anticipates finishing her Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio in the fall of 2020.


  • B.A., Economics, Trinity University

Professional Memberships and Community Involvement

  • Urban Management Association of South Texas (UMAST)


Emily and her husband, Jon, have two children and two rescue dogs.

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