Kathy Rodriguez is the Deputy Historic Preservation Officer for the City of San Antonio responsible for the Vacant Building, Living Heritage and Heritage Education Programs. Since joining OHP in June 2013, she has managed several programs including design review, code enforcement, and the City’s comprehensive survey and designation initiative. Focused on assisting communities through change, Kathy Rodriguez has 13 years of public administration experience leading design review, historic preservation, and other programs focused on neighborhood revitalization. She has lead a variety of community engagement programs and seeks innovative methods aimed to reaching diverse audiences and to build public participation.
Her work reflects her knowledge of architecture, professional experience in heritage preservation and her calling to be a public servant.
She previously worked for the City of Castroville as the Community Development Director and the first Historic Preservation Officer where she oversaw development review, code enforcement, historic preservation and the parks and recreation departments. Additionally, Kathy led the community engagement efforts and adoption of the City of Castroville’s Master plan.
Kathy has served on the City of San Antonio’s Historic and Design Review Commission, the Building Standards Board and currently serves on the Preservation Texas Board of Directors.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio and has completed graduate studies in Historic Preservation and Public Administration.