Assistant City Manager, Lori Houston

Lori Houston


Lori Houston was appointed Assistant City Manager in July of 2015. In her role, she oversees the following:

  • Center City Development and Operations Department
  • Department of Arts and Culture
  • Office of Historic Preservation
  • Department of Human Services
  • Neighborhood & Housing Services Department
  • World Heritage Office
  • Alamo Redevelopment Plan
  • the design and construction of a consolidated office tower for City functions

Ms. Houston has spent 19 years in municipal government with the City of San Antonio. Before becoming Assistant City Manager, she served 5 years as the Director and Assistant Director of the Center City Development Operations Department. She also served 9 years in various capacities within the City’s Public Works Department and City Manager’s Office. There, she provided administrative support and managing many economic development projects.

During Houston's tenure, she accomplished the following:

  • facilitated the construction or rehabilitation of 80 housing projects
  • negotiated the master development agreement between the City and the University of Texas San Antonio
  • led the Public Private Partnership that retained the Frost Bank headquarters in Downtown San Antonio
  • served as the City’s project manager of the San Antonio River Improvements Project


  • The University of Texas at San Antonio, Master of Public Administration
  • New Mexico State University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Major: Marketing

Professional Memberships

  • San Antonio Sports Foundation, Board Member
  • Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation, Executive Board Member
  • Alameda Theater Conservancy, Board Member