Teri Castillo

City Council District 5 Councilmember Teri Castillo Teri Castillo is a community organizer and a historian of Urban Policy elected to represent San Antonio’s District 5. Castillo is the proud daughter of a United States Navy Veteran and migrant farm workers. As a life long and generational resident of District 5, Castillo has committed to ensure our public money works for the people of San Antonio.

Castillo is a proud product of our public schools and attended SAISD’s Burbank High School. Castillo earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio and completed her clinical teaching at Fox Tech High School. In 2019, Castillo earned her master’s degree in history with a focus in urban policy from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Since taking office, Castillo has brought historic investment to the people of District 5 nearly doubling the amount of bond investment at $95.6 million dollars and continues to pursue investment in basic infrastructure. Castillo has prioritized preserving and building affordable housing, while moving with urgency to meet our city’s climate goals. Castillo has built a District 5 team that takes a proactive approach responding to constituent needs, ensuring her offices goes out into the field meeting people where they are at, connecting resident to vaccinations, mortgage and rental relief, fire safety, and so much more.

Teri Castillo serves as the chair of the Westside TIRZ, she also serves as a member of the City of San Antonio’s Planning and Community Development Committee, Community Health, Environment and Culture Committee, and the Economic and Workforce Development Committee.

Castillo lives in the Historic Westside Neighborhood of San Antonio with her husband and two dogs Bam Bam and pebbles. When Castillo has a spare minute, she is on the South Side of District 5 visiting her parents or walking her dogs at Rosedale Park.

Council Committee Assignments


  • San Antonio Housing Trust Public Facilities Corporation
  • Westside Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) (Chair)