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Allison Francis
Mayor Pro-Tempore

This position is elected in May of odd-numbered years.

Allison Francis is the Vice President of External Relations at The Center for Health Care Services (CHCS), the mental health authority for Bexar County. Opened in 1966, CHCS has an operating budget of $104 million and over 1,100 skilled and compassionate team members who help people find the solutions they need to live healthy and productive lives. CHCS provides treatment programs for mental health, substance use disorders and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to children and families at 31 locations in Bexar County.
Allison joined CHCS in 2013 and is responsible for developing and implementing The Center’s marketing plans, communication strategies and branding activities. She also advances the legislative priorities of CHCS at the local, state and federal levels and oversees The Center’s 501 (c) 3 Foundation. Under her leadership, the External Relations Division manages all advertising, marketing, public relations, internal and external communications, community outreach, tours and volunteer activities at CHCS.
Allison has an extensive background in government relations, previously serving as the Manager of Local Government Relations with the San Antonio Water System and as Chief of Staff to two San Antonio City Council members and one Bexar County Commissioner. She has been actively involved with a wide range of nonprofit and civic organizations, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce (Acting Secretary), North East Education Foundation and The San Antonio Clubhouse.
A native San Antonian, Allison graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.B.A. in Marketing. She is the proud mom of three children: Ryan (25), Austin (23) and Elizabeth (21), and has lived in Hill Country Village with her partner Kirk Francis since June, 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time at her family vacation home in Rockport, TX.