Albert Uresti was born in San Antonio, Texas and is the oldest of eight siblings. Albert and his wife Elsie have been married for over 38 years. Albert also has three children and two grandchildren. While raising a family and working full-time, Uresti received his Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Education and Master's Degree in Public Administration. At the same time, he quickly rose up the ranks in the San Antonio Fire Department to District Fire Chief. While working and going to school, Albert also devoted himself to the community's youth and Senior Citizens as a civic leader, volunteer, and coach. Albert has also been actively involved in school, youth, church, and sports programs for over thirty years. Albert has over 30 years of municipal and state work experience and has devoted the last twelve years to city management, as well as his real estate and consulting business.

As the City Manager and Chief Executive Officer for various cities, Albert Uresti was responsible for the effective implementation of the policies and laws approved by the City Council. As City Manager, Albert provided direction and leadership for the effective administration and operations of all municipal services, including the finance department, and served as the focal point for the management of City departmental staffs. Albert prepared and submitted to the City Council a balanced plan and budget of municipal services in adherence with the policy goals and objectives established by the City Council. These were prepared employing applicable managerial, budgeting, and accounting procedures to ensure efficient and effective utilization of the City's resources, including its tax revenues.

EDUCATION

University of Texas at San Antonio
Master's degree in Public Administration Degree
Major: Public Management and Public Policy

Southwest Texas State University
Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Occupational Education
Major: Interdisciplinary Management

San Antonio Board of Realtors Real Estate School
Licensed Real Estate Agent

WORK EXPERIENCE

City Manager
Assistant City Manager
San Antonio Fire Department (25 year career)
District Fire Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, Engineer (Paramedic), Firefighter
Government, Management, Public Relations, and Real Estate Consultant
Director of Community and Recreational Affairs

MUNICIPAL BOARD POSITIONS (past and present)

Commissioner - San Antonio Zoning Commission for four years
Member - San Antonio City Charter Review Committee for three years
Member - IH 35 South Economic Development Coalition
Member - River of Trade Corridor Coalition (featured in the national magazine USA Today)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (past and present)

ASPA (American Society for Public Administration)
TCMA (Texas City Management Association)
TML (Texas Municipal League)
SABOR (San Antonio Board of Realtors)
RCA (Realtors Commercial Alliance)
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives)
TASBO (Texas Association of School Business Officials)
San Antonio West Chamber of Commerce
U-MAST (Urban Management Assistants of South Texas)

ELECTED POSITIONS

President - Ramirez Recreation Center Advisory Board
Field President - Don Bosco Youth Sports Complex
Vice President -St. Leonard's Sports Association
President - Hutchins Elementary PTA
Secretary - San Antonio Professional Firefighters Political Action Committee

APPOINTED POSITIONS

Member - Alamo College District Capital Improvement Projects Citizen Oversight Committee
Chairman - San Antonio Fire Department Management and Planning Subcommittee
Member - San Antonio Fire Department Master Plan Committee
Member - San Antonio Professional Firefighters Legislative Committee
Member - Kazen Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Campus Committee

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Actively involved in youth, school, church, and sports programs for thirty years.

MAJOR CITY MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Administers the day-to-day operations of all City functions and services, including its finances, tax revenues, and tax expenditures
  • Prepares and administers annual budget and capital improvement program
  • Heads the City's economic development efforts, including efforts to retain existing businesses, attract new businesses, and create jobs
  • Works to improve quality of life for citizens, including development of youth and senior citizen programs
  • Communicates information to citizens regarding City programs, initiatives, and actions via multiple media outlets
  • Handles daily requests from citizens and departments
  • Initiates planning for new programs
  • Provides quality service delivery by maintaining a highly qualified work force