David J. Harris
The City Administrator is appointed by the City Council as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City. Responsibility of this department includes staff organizational management, personnel appointment and removal, preparation and execution of the City budget, as well as administration of City Ordinances and policy as adopted by the City Council.
David Harris has over 25 years experience in management including 20 years in local government management. His experience reflects work in Alamo Heights as Interim City Director and Community Development Services 7 ½ years as Assistant City Manager of City of Schertz , 6 years at Hill Country Village and four years at Bexar County. Before receiving his MS in Urban Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, he worked in the tourism industry with Holland America Line/Westours in Alaska and Washington State. In addition to his Masters degree, he has a BA from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. He is a native San Antonian.
David is a Credentialed Manager and member of the International City/County Management Association, the Texas City Management Association, the International Hispanic Network, Government Finance Officers Association, and serves as the Texas Municipal League Region 7 Secretary. David is active in the Alamo Heights Rotary Club, and has been active with the New Braunfels Rotary Club, the Schertz Chamber of Commerce, the Schertz Sweetheart Court, the Fiesta San Antonio Commission Executive Committee and the Miss Fiesta San Antonio Scholarship Pageant. He enjoys the outdoors, running, backpacking, skiing, and spending time with his family, particularly his two young nieces.