Workforce Housing Task Force


The purpose of the workforce housing task force is to assist the City Council's Committee in developing a comprehensive housing policy aimed at addressing the housing challenges facing working families in San Marcos.  The task force will work in tandem with City Staff, and local stakeholders through a policy-making framework grounded in data and best practices to develop policy recommendations.  

Policy recommendations are expected in the fall of 2019 and will be considered for implementation by the Council Committee and eventually the full City Council and public at large.  The task force will meet a minimum of once every three months.  Meetings are open to the public and community input sessions will be scheduled in the future.

City Council Committee

  • Lisa Prewitt, Place 1
  • Melissa Derrick, Place 6
  • Saul Gonzales, Place 2

Meeting Materials

December 13, 2018; 12pm - 2pm; (Regular Task Force Meeting)

Working Group - Preventing Displacement

Working Group - Facilitating New Housing

June 13, 2019; 12pm - 2pm

September 12, 2019; 12pm - 2pm

Task Force Members

  • Ramika Adams, Calaboose Museum
  • Melissa Nicewarner Daly, HomeAid
  • Laura Dupont, Corridor Title
  • Andrew Fernandez, SMCISD
  • Dr. Thomas Longoria, Texas State
  • Ruben Garza, Southside
  • Will Holder, Ret. Trendmaker Homes
  • Ryan Pearl, Amazon
  • Gloria Salazar, El Centro
  • Roland Saucedo, Neighborhood Representative
  • John Schawe, Frost Bank
  • Jack Seaborne, Seaborne Architects
  • Albert Sierra, SM Housing Authority
  • Dr. Chris Smith, Texas State
  • Caitlyn Strickland, Hays County
  • Scott Turner, Brookfield
  • Dr. Monica Valadez, SMCISD
  • Robert Watts, Habitat for Humanity