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Deputy City Manager María Villagómez



María Villagómez was appointed Deputy City Manager on March 1, 2019. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, she oversees the Police Department, Fire Department, and Office of Management and Budget. Ms. Villagómez has spent over twenty years in municipal government with the City of San Antonio. Prior to her appointment as Deputy City Manager, she served three years as an Assistant City Manager overseeing the Departments of Parks and Recreation, Human Services, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Innovation, Equity Office, and the Immigration Liaison.

Ms. Villagómez role with the City also included serving as the Budget Director and Assistant Budget Director for nine years. She also served close to 10 years in various capacities within the City’s Public Works Department holding the positions of Fiscal Operations Manager, Fiscal Planning Manager, and Contracts Administrator.

During Maria’s tenure with the City, she has successfully prepared and monitored the City’s annual budget, participated in collective bargaining agreement negotiations with police and fire unions, managed process improvements projects, and implemented equity in the budget and City services.


  • B.B.A. Accounting, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional Memberships & Community Involvement

  • Member of Government Finance Officers Association
  • International City/County Management Association


Maria is married to Pablo Garcia.


Executive Support

Special Projects Manager: Lauron Fischer
Sr. Executive Secretary: Lorena Kerr

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