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. 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.

The City Council meets at City Hall, 12951 Bandera Road, Helotes, Texas 78023, on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. City Council 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
May 2019 – May 2021
Email Mayor

Craig Sanders

Council Member Place 1
Craig Sanders
Nov. 2020 – May 2022
Email Place 1

Linda Salazar

Council Member Place 2
Linda Salazar
Nov. 2020 – May 2022
Email Place 2

Bert Buys

Council Member Place 3
Bert Buys
May 2019 – May 2021
Email Place 3

Cynthia Massey

Council Member Place 4
Cynthia Massey
Nov. 2020 – May 2022
Email Place 4

Paul Friedrichs

Council Member Place 5
Paul Friedrichs
May 2019 – May 2021
Email Place 5