City Council

The Helotes City Council consists of a mayor and five council members. While each Council member is designated by a place number, the City is not divided into districts. Therefore, each Council member represents the citizenry at large.

Council members are elected by plurality, meaning the candidate with the most votes in each place is elected to office. Members of the City Council are elected to two-year terms on alternative years. The Mayor and Council Members Places 3 and 5 are elected during odd numbered years, while Council Members in Places 1, 2, and 4 are elected during even numbered years.  Visit the Elections Page for more information on the next general election.

City Council meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers located inside City Hall, 12951 Bandera Road, Helotes, Texas 78023. Meetings are livestreamed and recorded for later playback on YouTube. Meeting agendas and YouTube links can be found on the Agendas & Meetings Page.

City Council Members
Mayor Schoolcraft

Mayor
Thomas A. Schoolcraft
Current Term: May 2019 – May 2021
Elected into office May 2007
Email Mayor

Craig Sanders

Council Member Place 1
Craig Sanders
Current Term: Nov. 2020 – May 2022
Elected into office Nov. 2020
Email Place 1

Linda Salazar

Council Member Place 2
Linda Salazar
Current Term: Nov. 2020 – May 2022
Elected into office Nov. 2020
Email Place 2

Bert Buys

Council Member Place 3
Bert Buys
Current Term: May 2019 – May 2021
Elected into office May 2011
Email Place 3

Cynthia Massey

Council Member Place 4
Cynthia Massey
Current Term: Nov. 2020 – May 2022
Elected into office May 2008
Email Place 4

Paul Friedrichs

Council Member Place 5
Paul Friedrichs
Current Term: May 2019 – May 2021
Elected into office May 2011
Email Place 5