Assistant to the City Council

Office

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

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

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

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

Staff

  • Emily B. McGinnContact Assistant to the City Council
    Interim Assistant to City Council
    210.207.7045
  • Fatima El KhouryContact the Executive Assistant
    Interim Executive Assistant
    210.207.7041
  • Alex MorganContact City Council Project Funds
    City Council Project Fund (CCPF)
    210.207.8931
  • Bertha Cardona
    Senior Customer Representative
    210.207.7040

biography

Career

Emily McGinn was appointed Interim Assistant to the City Council in August 2019. 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 spring of 2020.

Education

  • B.A., Economics, Trinity University

Professional Memberships and Community Involvement

  • Urban Management Association of South Texas (UMAST)

Personal

Emily and her husband, Jon, have one daughter and two rescue dogs.

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