Former Tricentennial Commission head Edward Benavides is resigning from the City of San Antonio, and Carlos Contreras, named the interim executive director, will take the job permanently, according to a memo from City Manager Sheryl Sculley.
Too many events that have nothing to do with the city’s 300th anniversary are currently listed as Tricentennial activities.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Thursday nominated Cynthia Teniente-Matson, president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio and former Northside Independent School District Superintendent John Folks as co-chairs on the commission.
The November resignations of the two high profile nonprofit leaders offer an interesting juxtaposition.
Tricentennial Commission CEO Edward Benavides resigned from his position Monday, less than seven weeks before San Antonio kicks off the year-long celebration of its 300th birthday.
After only 18 months as chief operating officer for the Tricentennial Commission, Asia Ciaravino resigned from the organization that is planning and promoting the massive, yearlong celebration in 2018.
The decision comes after local representatives discussed the prospect with Smithsonian officials in March.
On New Year’s Eve 2017, San Antonio will officially kick off the highly anticipated celebrations for the city’s Tricentennial in May 2018.
More than 200 people gathered at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday for the first of many celebrations organized by the City’s Tricentennial Commission.
The appointment of new leadership for the City’s Tricentennial Commission, the public nonprofit organization charged with mapping plans for San Antonio’s 300th anniversary celebrations in 2018, were announced on Monday by City Manager Sheryl Sculley.