Between 2021 and 2022, there was no significant change in representation for people of color.
As of December 2022, there were 859 board/commission seats with 96 vacancies for a total of 763 occupied seats. In some instances, one person fills multiple seats and may include council and mayor, who serve on boards and commission due to their elected positions, as well as some City staffers who also serve due to their position. After accounting for individuals who serve in multiple seats and removing vacancies, there were a total of 672 individuals that served on City of San Antonio Commission and Boards in 2022.
The City of San Antonio does not require members to report their demographics. 147 members—21.9%—left their race/ethnicity blank or self-identified (which means they noted something outside of what the City offers as an option) or they noted "Other," "NA," "Self-Identified," so the level of representation is difficult to know with certainty. The City only offers "male" or "female" when tracking gender, and approximately 51 people—7.6%—left this blank or self-identified (which means they noted something outside of what the City offers as an option). Approximately 48.2% of appointees are male and 44.2% are female.
SA2020's data by race requires an understanding of historic and systemic racial inequity. Learn more at SA2020.org/racialequity. SA2020 uses sex and race identifiers from each source. This means across the indicators you may encounter various ways in which a particular population is identified. SA2020 promotes best practices in collecting demographic data and offers Recommendations for Collecting Inclusive Demographic Data.
To see vacancies and apply for City of San Antonio Boards and Commissions, visit the City Clerk's website.