Director of Economic and Community DevelopmentDavid E. Marquez

Executive Director of Economic and Community Development

David Marquez directs the County’s efforts to develop and improve the local economy, and to improve the life circumstances for Bexar County residents. 

This is primarily achieved through business attraction and retention programs, tax incentive programs, and other economic development initiatives. In this role, his areas of responsibility also include the Utility Assistance program, Pauper Burial program, Guardianship Program, and other initiatives providing services to the County’s constituents. 

This year Mr. Marquez was also tasked with administering the County’s $79.6 million dollar Coronavirus Relief Fund provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. When combined with additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Community Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) funds, more than $60 million dollars flowed directly through the Economic and Community Department to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the residents and businesses of Bexar County.

Since 2000, Mr. Marquez has concurrently been the County’s manager for the negotiation, construction, and on-going operations of the AT&T Center, home to the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs, and to the annual San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. The project includes several other planning and development components for the area in and immediately surrounding the Arena site. Mr. Marquez also managed the county’s preparations for the year 2000. 

He began his career with the County as a Lead Budget and Management Analyst, where he led several performance review projects designed for quality and productivity improvement. Since 1999, Mr. Marquez has served as an adjunct business professor for the University of the Incarnate Word teaching courses in management, strategic planning, and analysis. 

Prior to his County employment, Mr. Marquez worked at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center, beginning in 1986 as a machine tool operator apprentice. Moving from the blue-collar shops into project duties, he served as a project leader for several total quality improvement and strategic planning efforts. Concurrently, he served as local area network manager. 

He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree from Southwest Texas State University (1996), and a Master of Urban Administration degree from Trinity University (1998). David resides in his native San Antonio with his wife Patricia and their two grown children. David plays the guitar and is a vocalist in the praise and worship team for Calvary Chapel of San Antonio. 

  1. Community Development
  2. Economic Development
  3. Support Services

Robert H. Reyna HeadshotRobert H. Reyna, MBA

Robert H. Reyna serves as Community Development Director for the Bexar County Economic and Community Development Department (ECD). In this capacity, he oversees a multi-million dollar grant portfolio comprised of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES), American Rescue Plan (ARP), and General Administration funds.

Mr. Reyna possesses broad technical expertise in the areas of economic and community development, regulatory compliance, and grant administration. His experience includes designing and implementing community development programs that provide decent housing, suitable living environments, and expanded economic opportunities for residents of Bexar County.

Mr. Reyna holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree from St. Mary’s University and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from the University of the Incarnate Word.