The City Government
The City of San Antonio has a Council/Manager form of government. Ten Council Members are elected from single- member geographic districts and the Mayor is elected at large. The City Council appoints the City Manager, who appoints and removes all officials in executive positions of the City, with the exception of the City Clerk, City Internal Auditor, Presiding Judge and Municipal Judges. The Executive Team consists of 33 Department Directors, two Deputy City Managers, and five Assistant City Managers. There are over 12,000 city employees.
There are 16 independent school districts that serve the San Antonio area. San Antonio is also the home of various post-secondary institutions including the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center, Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary’s University, University of the Incarnate Word, Trinity University, and the Alamo Community College District.