Assistant City Manager Carlos Contreras



Carlos Contreras was appointed Assistant City Manager in November 2012. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, he oversees the Aviation Department, Pre-K 4 SA, Convention & Sports Facilities, Government & Public Affairs Department and the Economic Development Department. Prior to his appointment, he served as Intergovernmental Relations Director from February 2009 until November 2012. Mr. Contreras was responsible for overseeing the City’s State and Federal Initiatives, as well as its International Relations Office.

Prior to joining the City, Mr. Contreras worked as the director of Local Government Affairs for the Central Texas division of KB Home where he handled municipal, county and state issues for the company. Mr. Contreras also practiced law for 15 years in private practice both in San Antonio and Austin, primarily in the areas of Administrative and Regulatory law. Prior to his private law practice, Mr. Contreras was an Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Department of Banking in Austin.

Mr. Contreras is a native of San Antonio. He earned a law degree and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986.


  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1986
  • Masters of Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, 1986
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, St. Mary's University, 1981

Professional Memberships & Community Involvement

  • Member of the State Bar of Texas
  • International City/CountyManagement Association (ICMA)
  • International Hispanic Network (IHN)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of America


Mr. Contreras is married to Adriana Contreras, and has three sons and one stepdaughter.


Executive Support

Executive Management Assistant: Lori Zamora
Sr. Executive Secretary: Norma J. Quinn

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