Please join us May 13 for a legislative update provided by our special guest. We will also host a special Technical Session with two relevant topics. We hope to see you there.
When: Monday May 13, Technical Session: 10:30am to 11:30am - General Branch Meeting: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Where: Anne Maries at Devonshire, 12475 Starcrest, San Antonio
General Meeting: Legislative Update
“Legislative Update: Transportation” Victor M. Boyer, SAMCoInc
“Legislative Update: Education Dr. John M. Folks, UTSA
City of San Antonio FILO - Art Reinhardt, the Assistant Director of Public Works for Planning and Engineering.
San Antonio River Authority - Proposed Low Impact Development Guidelines - Speaker TBA
Victor M. Boyer
President & CEO, San Antonio Mobility Coalition, Inc. (SAMCo)
Victor Boyer brings more than 25 years senior level experience in chamber of commerce, economic development, and government relations work to SAMCo. He presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Transportation Advocates of Texas, Inc. (TAoT) a statewide transportation funding advocacy group.
Prior to the start of his tenure with SAMCo in 2004, Vic organized and managed the San Antonio, Inc. economic development partnership consisting of more than 70 public and private sector entities working on common economic strategies for San Antonio's future. Vic has also served as either the executive director or as a government relations liaison for the Greater Dallas (TX), Brownsville (TX), Ann Arbor (MI), Mount Pleasant (MI), Tawas City/East Tawas (MI), and Janesville (WI) chambers of commerce - with primary focus on transportation, infrastructure, and economic development issues. Vic holds an MBA from the University of North Texas in Public Administration, and a BA from Midwestern State University in Political Science and Economics.
Dr. John M. Folks, former Superintendent of Northside ISD, headed one of the largest and fastest-growing school districts in Texas. Folks was an educator for 42 years and was named the 2011 Texas Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards.
Dr. Folks served as Superintendent of Northside from July 2002 until July 2012 and is the former top education leader for the state of Oklahoma and the former Superintendent of Spring ISD in Houston.
Dr. Folks also served as Superintendent of the Midwest City-Del City Public Schools in suburban Oklahoma City and as Dean of the School of Education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
As the Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Folks was responsible for the development of policy and implementation of comprehensive plans for education from early childhood through high school. He also served on the Board of Regents for Oklahoma colleges and universities.
A native of Oklahoma who earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Folks began his teaching career in Port Arthur, Texas.
A vocal advocate for public education, Dr. Folks is Past President of the Texas Association of School Administrators and served on the Executive and Legislative committees. He served on the Steering Committee of the Fast Growth School Coalition, on the Board of Directors of the Texas Academic Decathlon, and the Texas Education Reform Foundation/Texas Education Reform Caucus. Dr. Folks also is a Past President of the Texas School Alliance and a Past President of the Texas Association of Suburban/Mid-Urban Schools.
Dr. Folks was active in the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and served on two of its Public Affairs Council committees – the State and Federal Legislative Committee and the Education Committee. He is currently a member of the P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County and Generation Texas. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Alamo Public Telecommunications Council. He is also serving as senior lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio.