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Published on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Councilman Treviño Statement on Appointment of Erik Walsh as City Manager

CONTACT: Justin Renteria, (210) 207-0900


SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 31, 2019)  - Today, City Council voted unanimously to appoint former Deputy City Manager Erik Walsh as the new City Manager of San Antonio. District 1 City Councilman Roberto Treviño provided the following statement:


“Congratulations to Mr. Erik Walsh for becoming the new city manager of the greatest city in the world. City Manager Walsh is well-qualified for the position, and he is ready to work with the community to build a better San Antonio.


This role requires vision, discipline, and most importantly, passion. Erik has an abundance of all three, plus 24 years of experience working diligently for the residents of San Antonio. I have full confidence that, with guidance from the City Council, Mr. Walsh will make significant headway on the major issues San Antonio is confronting like public safety, infrastructure improvements, affordable housing, and transportation.


Erik’s roll-up-your-sleeves approach was critical in developing a rideshare agreement that has served as a model for other cities. Furthermore, his leadership over the Office of Emergency Management led to a quick response when tornados touched down in 2017. Immediately, City resources were deployed in the affected neighborhoods, providing San Antonians much needed safety and support.


I look forward to collaborating with you and your team going forward. Let’s get to work, Erik.”

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