Mayor de Leon Appointed Chair of AACOG
Contact: Miguel Segura
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Board Leadership at Alamo Area Council of Governments
SAN ANTONIO - The Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) Board of Directors has selected the Honorable Suzanne de Leon, Mayor of the City of Balcones Heights, as 2021 Board Chairwoman; and the Honorable James E. Teal, McMullen County Judge, as 2021 Board Vice Chairman. Both were sworn into office at the AACOG annual Area Council and Board of Directors meeting, held at Norris Conference Center on December 2nd, by 2020 Chairman and Atascosa County Judge Robert L. Hurley. Mayor de Leon and Judge Teal will oversee the 26-member AACOG Board of Directors, the executive committee, and 9 advisory boards.
“I am honored and humbled to take on this role. The agency has continued to thrive, even under these tough times we’ve faced in 2020. We will focus on growth, and strive to continue our mission of providing a better quality of life for the residents of the Alamo Region,” Chairwoman-elect de Leon said.
AACOG, a voluntary association of cities, counties, school districts and special governmental districts serving the Alamo Area (State Planning Region 18), is comprised of Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina and Wilson counties. The Alamo Area is home to approximately 2.5 million people across the 12,582 square mile region. In addition to providing direct-support to local governments, AACOG offers regional transportation for rural communities; monitors air quality and resource recovery; collaborates with local jurisdictions on public safety efforts; promotes regional economic development; and provides a multitude of resources for aging and senior citizens, individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities, and veterans and their families.