Employee Management Committee (EMC)

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P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283-3966

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Riverview Towers Building
111 Soledad, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78205


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  • Lori Steward 
    Human Resources Director

EMC membersThe Employee Management Committee (EMC) was established by ordinance in August 2004 to provide a structured communication process by which the City and its employees can discuss matters pertaining to wages, hours of work, and other conditions of employment.


current emc members 

Category Member Organization
One representative from each registered employee organization Sheri Van Horsen
Rudy Rosales
Roger Arnold
Henry Bassuk            
Roger Tamez           
One city employee member of each registered employee organization, as designated by the registered employee organization. Manuel Serrano
Alma Cunningham
Cresencio Sandoval
Robert Jones
Roger Tamez                      
Representative from City Manager's Office Lori Steward HR Director
Representative from Human Resources Department Renee Frieda Assistant HR Director
Three Department Directors

David McCary
Jorge Perez
Heber Lefgren

Solid Waste Management
Building & Equipment Services
Animal Care Services 
One employee from each EEO Category (currently held by AFSCME) Victoria Garcia
Rachel Cavazos
Florence Harper-Owens
Ivan Munoz                
Stephen Paez
Homero Perez
Elizabeth Rios                       
Skilled Craft
Protective Services

Victoria Garcia

Victoria Garcia, who is an Employee Management Committee (EMC) member representing the professionals category, has been with the City for 16 years. She works as a contract officer and sustainability liaison for the Arts & Culture Department. Victoria has been involved in San Antonio's arts and culture community for the majority of her life, and she is a strong advocate for artists and arts organizations, from the small community artist-run collaboratives to the larger institutions.

Victoria currently serves on the board of the P.E.A.C.E. Initiative, which has been providing education, training, advocacy, and coalition-building to effectively respond and assist people in domestic violence situations for the past 35 years. As an LGBTQ ally, she serves on the board of the San Antonio Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a 501c(3) dedicated to community service, fundraising, outreach, advocacy, and education for safer sex awareness, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity, and spiritual enlightenment.

Victoria serves on the EMC, because as a lifelong activist, she strives to advocate for better working conditions, benefits, and overall quality of life for her City colleagues and the community at large. 

Rachel Cavazos

Rachel has been working with the City for five years, and she serves as an assistant teacher with the Pre-K 4 SA Department at the south education center. Rachel enjoys building relationships and networking to create stronger, self-sufficient families, communities, and workspaces. In addition to her work at the City, she is also a Texas Master Gardener through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and a census ambassador.

Rachel serves on the Employee Management Committee as a representative for the paraprofessional category and is an advocate for all City employees.

Florence Harper-Owen

Florence Harper-Owen is an 11-year employee with the City. She currently serves as a call taker in the Police Department and has also worked in the Municipal Court Department. Florence serves on the Employee Management Committee to work with management to help change policy for all City employees.

EmC Newsletter

    EMC News, Issue #1
    EMC News, Issue #2 (English Spanish)
    EMC News, Issue #3 (English Spanish)
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    EMC News, Issue #13 (English Spanish)     
    EMC News, Issue #14 (English Spanish)    
    EMC News, Issue #15 (English Spanish)