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 Rich Whitehead

Mayor
Rich Whitehead
Current Term: May 2021 – May 2023
Elected into office May 2021
Email Mayor

Craig Sanders

Mayor Pro Tem
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

Matthew McCrossen

Council Member Place 3
Matthew McCrossen
Current Term: May 2021 – May 2023
Elected into office May 2021
Email Place 3

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

Matthew Merchant

Council Member Place 5
Matthew Merchant
Current Term: May 2021 – May 2023
Elected into office May 2021
Email Place 5