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Centro Membership is your opportunity to connect with community & industry leaders who share your passion for creating a thriving urban ecosystem & shaping the future of San Antonio! Members enjoy exclusive access to Centro initiatives, projects & events! This support & collaboration ushers in a vibrant future for downtown through diversity, ingenuity, creativity, connection & FUN.

Shape the Future

Centro Membership is a platform to share your vision for the future of San Antonio! Whether it’s improving a park, starting a new business, or redesigning the entire mobility system downtown, we work together to ensure that our city is vibrant & equitable today, next month & decades from now.

Influence & Inform Policy

Centro as an organization is built on layered commitments to strengthening influence & amplifying advocacy efforts. Centro Members are powerfully impacting the city’s future through involvement in committees, connecting to elected officials at events & powerfully mobilizing as a group to advocate & create an unrivaled collective future for San Antonio.

Connect & Collaborate

Form valuable, authentic connections with imaginative co-creators & collaborators from a vast array of industries & help propel San Antonio’s future through ingenuity, creativity & passion. Did we mention fun? We’re ushering in a new era: the post-Luncheon, “Out of Office” revolution. Book the babysitter & leave the nametags at the office. We’ve been dreaming up our favorite, can’t-miss events & we want you In the Mix with us!

Be The First to Know

Centro’s origins in stewardship, advocacy & small business support have amassed an extensive network of resources woven together by problem solving, growth, collective memory & a shared love for San Antonio! Our Membership is a lush resource of information & personal connection at the heart of what’s happening downtown.

MEMBER PERKS

Centro Members get exclusive access to craft-made Centro swag, events & VIP experiences, as well as regular updates & information on all things downtown!

Check out the membership options to see which one is right for you!

Every Level of Membership Includes:

Invitations to member-only events & discounted tickets to various events

Opportunities to advocate on behalf of the downtown community

Exclusive Centro member merchandise & downtown collectables designed by local makers and creatives.

A subscription to Centro’s monthly newsletter and bimonthly member-exclusive updates

Advocate

$45

Our Advocate Members are the heart and soul of Centro! Whether you’re a passionate urbanist, downtown neighbor, student, or local artist, unite with us to breathe life into Centro’s initiatives and programs. 

Enjoy perks like exclusive Centro swag, event invitations, and a bi-monthly newsletter to always stay in the loop. Forge impactful relationships at our monthly mixers, fostering a community that thrives on collaboration.

Advocate Memberships Include:
  • Exclusive Centro member swag
  • Invitations and discounted tickets to Centro member mixers and special events
  • A subscription to Centro’s monthly newsletter and bimonthly member update

 

Are you a local student looking to connect downtown? Sign up here with a valid university email for our student rate of $30.

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Professional

$1000

Elevate your impact and promote your brand when you become a Professional Member, tailored for small businesses or nonprofit organizations.

Contribute to the vibrancy of Downtown San Antonio and enjoy exclusive Centro swag, access special events like the Urban Renaissance Luncheon and Urban Spaces Tour, connect at our monthly membership mixers, and receive a top-notch professional video promo for your business – all while helping to keep downtown San Antonio clean, safe, and dynamic for all. Experience empowerment and community at its best with Centro’s Professional membership.

Professional Memberships Include:
  • Advocate benefits, plus
  • 4 complimentary tickets to Centro member mixers
  • A professional produced promotional video and social media feature of your business or personal brand

Corporate

$2500

Designed for organizations that want to scale their impact, Centro’s Corporate Membership invites you to contribute to the vibrancy and spirit of downtown while elevating your organization’s engagement in our urban core.

Corporate Memberships Include:
  • Advocate and Professional benefits, plus
  • 4 Complimentary Tickets to Centro’s State of Downtown
  • 4 Complimentary Tickets to Centro’s Urban Spaces Tours
  • Logo feature on Centro’s website and event signage
  • Access to our quarterly CEO Update
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Chair’s Council

$3000

Elevate your status with the Chair’s Council VIP membership – the pinnacle of exclusive experiences. Network with influential city leaders, shape Centro’s direction, and enjoy premier benefits like:

Chair’s Council Memberships Include:
  • Advocate, Professional, and Corporate benefits, plus
  • Brand recognition at Centro member events
  • 4 VIP seats at Urban Renaissance Luncheon
  • Invitation to Biannual Coffee or Cocktail Conversation with CEO
  • Opportunity to submit requests for custom data reports provided by our Data Analyst

Premier Members

$5000

Shape downtown’s narrative through Centro San Antonio’s Premier Membership, where your influence takes center stage. 

With elevated prominence at Centro events like our Urban Renaissance Luncheon and Urban Spaces Tours, you’re not just present – you’re a catalyst for downtown’s growth. 

Experience extends beyond events and mixers; by choosing the Premier Membership, you’re not just joining – you’re shaping downtown’s evolution.

Premier Memberships Include
  • Advocate, Professional, Corporate, and Chair’s Council benefits, plus
  • Recognition as a Title Sponsor at Centro special events
  • Invitations to exclusive events designed for Premier Members only
  • 1 Reserved VIP Table and early entry at Urban Renaissance Luncheon

Centro Premier Members

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Interested in Sponsoring Something Cool?

Sponsorship is the most direct way to support a specific initiative or project through the Centro Partnership 501c3. Each sponsorship will be a customized opportunity to support Centro’s work in the area you feel most passionate about. From Homeless Outreach to Public Art, Centro will work with you to be sure that your donation is truly impactful where it matters to you.

Volunteer

Teamwork makes the dream work: Centro is committed to mobilizing those passionate about supporting our community in every way! Sign up now to become a volunteer & you’ll receive regular updates on various volunteer opportunities!

What are you waiting for?

There’s no “I” in “team,” but there’s a “u” in “Urban.”

We truly value each connection we make with our fellow urbanists; Centro’s impact is led by a shared passion for creating a downtown oasis for everyone!

When the time is right, we will return with our signature member events & activations so stay tuned!

In the meantime, your support as a member continues to make an impact through our programs & initiatives & fuels our hard work!

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Connie Garza

TACTICAL PLANNING COORDINATOR

Connie is a native San Antonian with roots planted deeply on San Antonio’s Southside. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Global Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Passionate about building strong communities, Connie loves acting as a connector to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and people to help each other reach their goals and work together. She works inbetween the Cultural Placemaking team and the Mainstreet Economic Development team, bringing vibrancy and support to urban core businesses to make downtown the place to be. When not at work, you can usually find her at the local plant nursery buying another plant, exploring new cafes/breweries, and spending time with family.

Priscilla Lopez

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Priscilla or “P.Lo” as her teammates affectionately call her, has 20 years of corporate administrative experience. Priscilla attended The University of San Antonio with a focus on Business Administration. In her role as office “fixer,” she handles everything from communications and relationship management to IT sleuthing. On weekends you can find her enjoying a Truly poolside. She lives the vegan lifestyle and is  a proud member of the Peleton community.

Michael Cirlos

JEDI CAMERAMAN

Michael began his studies and volunteer work at Webster University Thailand with a focus on international relations and Buddhism. After returning to San Antonio and graduating from UTSA, Michael began photographing and telling the stories of people in Downtown San Antonio to help connect and increase awareness of our vibrant urban culture. Michael’s work has appeared in several news media organizations, and has produced digital content for small- and large-scale marketing campaigns for Red Bull, COSA Department of Arts and Culture, World Heritage Office, National Park Service, and others. Michael is a former Pecha Kucha San Antonio Speaker, best-selling author at Trinity University Press, entrepreneur, and adventurer.

JanIe Garza

OFFICE MANAGER

Janie is a native of Corpus Christi, TX and has made San Antonio her home since 2012. Her 15+ years’ experience allows her to serve a broad range of functions that allow the organization to operate efficiently, including, accounts receivable/payable, record management, information technology, office management, and assisting with human resources. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family, visiting local art museums, and enjoying a German beer in Southtown.

Matt Sirgo

DIRECTOR OF STORYTELLING

Matt graduated from Texas Tech University in 2016 with a Dual Major in Media Strategies and Honors Arts & Letters with a minor in Italian (Benvenuto a tutti!). Matt oversees the marketing, public relations, and digital content for Centro. After sharing the story of Downtown San Antonio on digital channels, he enjoys creating TikToks about LGBTQ+ media. His mug graces a Fiesta Mural on the St. Mary’s Strip just north of Downtown. You can’t miss it. 

Elizabeth Burt

DIRECTOR OF URBAN ACTIVATION + PLAY

Liz is a passionate underutilized space evangelist known for collaboration matchmaking + play based troublemaking (snow, pumpkins, and Parisian mimes included). She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Public Policy studying Public Administration (#BirdsUp)! More recently, she oversaw the award winning Activate Houston Street Initiative, a placemaking action plan to reinvigorate the historic pedestrian corridor in the heart of Downtown, which is recognized as a Best Practice in Public Space Management by the International Downtown Association, for which she is also a proud Emerging Leader Fellow.

Jacqueline Lucio

DIRECTOR OF PID OPERATIONS

Jacque is a longtime downtowner with a deep passion for community service. She oversees Centro’s Clean & Safe and Homeless Outreach services, which aim to create a more beautiful, welcoming, inclusive, and hospitable downtown. For nearly two decades, Jacque has lived in downtown San Antonio and has been actively involved in the transformation of the urban core. Through her work with nonprofits, local government, and news media, she’s continually focused on championing more sustainable, diverse, and equitable communities. Jacque has led efforts to support asylum seekers, served as communications director for City Council District 5, and served in public affairs role for Clear Channel Outdoor San Antonio. Jacque studied Mass Communications and Mexican-American Studies at UTSA.

Sarah Esserlieu Khalil

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Sarah is a passionate urbanist who has spent the majority of her career on downtown revitalization efforts. Downtown is the best part of any city where you can find the finest history, culture, life, and beauty. Sarah has a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of California, San DiegoSarah enjoys visiting small local businesses, enjoying foodie culture, cooking, hiking, and visiting the cities of the world. 

Andi Rodriguez

VICE PRESIDENT OF CULTURAL PLACEMAKING

Andi is a long-time urban champion and leads Centro ‘people projects which tell our stories and bring us joy, such as Centro’s Art Everywhere and Zona Cultural. Serving on the Leadership Council of Urban Land Institute, she is a former city Planning Commissioner, Founding Chair of the Hemisfair Conservancy, Co-founder of Power of Preservation/PROM, former Chair of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women and immediate past Chair of Leadership San Antonio. Andi considers herself a servant leader; she has an MS in Architecture/Urban Planning, and enjoys advocating for the unifying power of art, history, and public space.

KANDICE PERKINS

FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

Kandice is a Sunnyvale, CA native and has made San Antonio her home since 2014She graduated from University of Argosy in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and continued to complete her Master’s in Business Administration from University of Phoenix 2020. She has worked in downtown San Antonio for years, bringing 15+ years of accounting experience to the organization and has been tasked with promoting and developing the city’s urban core. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, managing her family’s businesses, and enjoys cooking and baking.  

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs 

TRISH DEBERRY

PRESIDENT AND CEO

Trish– aka Captain Marvel – believes that superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. With her intellect and a passion for making a difference, there is no doubt that Trish is built for speed and performance to find solutions to problems most find too vexing to conquer.  In fact, a Lamborghini has nothing on this force of nature.

A native San Antonian with a degree from Trinity University, Trish has a deep and abiding love for the Alamo City. She has led successful campaign initiatives for 25 years that have literally changed the landscape and face of the community.

Though Trish doesn’t have the ability to see the future like Captain Marvel, she has been called a visionary and wants to bring big ideas to bear regarding the future of downtown.

Before Trish became President/CEO of Centro San Antonio, she founded two full-service marketing and communications firms that she led for 20 years – both of which were headquartered in downtown.  She was also an active member of Centro during that time serving as board chair twice and providing leadership as the entity transformed from The Downtown Alliance to Centro San Antonio. 

When Trish isn’t blazing trails throughout the urban core, she is honing her superpowers of strength and agility on a bike at a spin studio – on pace for a remarkable 1,200 rides. We told you she was built for record-setting speed!  She’s also a supermom to her two kids Scott and Maddie who provide the fuel to her sparkle and non-stop energy.