The City’s Public Affairs office, including the City’s Community Relations Manager, works under the supervision of the Director of Economic Development and Public Affairs. Public Affairs encompasses the City’s Public Information function as well as the City’s Community Relations initiatives. These include annual National Night Out, Blue Santa Program, an annual local Veterans’ Day commemoration, among others.
The City’s Public Information is responsible for implementation and compliance with the City’s Media Relations Policy and is responsible for the effective and timely handling of media inquiries. Please contact Lorenzo Nastasi
for ALL Media inquiries 210.732.0055/210.262.3972
The Public Affairs office compiles and publishes the City’s official monthly newsletter. This department also is responsible for the City’s Web site-writing, editing and content management; primary social media activities, the City’s official Facebook page and Twitter accounts. Please contact Mary Spence with questions/comments or concerns.
In addition to Public Information and Community Relations, Public Affairs plays a major role in producing the City’s annual Balcones Heights Jazz Festival. This festival is one of South Central Texas premier musical events. Produced each July, this event features top names in smooth and other jazz formats in a series of free concerts held at the Amphitheater at Wonderland of the Americas.
Public Affairs also provides support for the administration of the City’s Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) and works to promote the City as a convenient, affordable option for hotel accommodations to those visiting the greater San Antonio metropolitan area. For hotel information: Balcones Heights Hotels.