The Small Business Advisory Commission was established on February 18, 2021 by Mayor and City Council to review upcoming policies, regulations and issues affecting small businesses, outside of the SBEDA Ordinance, and provide recommendations to City staff, Mayor and City Council.
To learn more about the Small Business Commission, such as member composition, responsibilities and expectations and appointment terms, please reference
Find information regarding City of San Antonio Board and Commission guidelines and the complete ethics code on the Boards & Commissions section of sanantonio.gov.
Seeking applicants from Small businesses and
small business trade/professional/non-profit organizations
The 15-Member Commission, approved by full City Council, shall be comprised of: Eleven (11) members who will be Mayor and Council District specific appointments, and four (4) members who will be appointed at-large.
- All members, who must be approved by full City Council, shall apply through the Boards and Commissions process, of which Mayor and City Council will select their specific appointments and the remaining at-large members will be interviewed and recommended by the Economic and Workforce Development Committee.
The 15-Member Commission will consist of at least one small business member/organization residing and/or operating within each of the ten (10) Council Districts; and a diverse representation of the small business and non-profit community who demonstrate the following desired technical expertise, identities, and perspectives:
- 2 small business professional and/or trade organizations
- 2 non-profit small business service provider organizations
- 4 small business owners with less than 10 employees
- 4 small business owners with 10-50 employees
- 3 small business owners representing the City’s targeted industries