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Sosa joins two other leaders on Alamo panel

July 14, 2018

Advertising consultant Lionel Sosa will serve as a “tri-chair,” one of three people leading a citizen panel helping to guide a long-range plan for the Alamo.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg appointed Sosa on Friday to join tri-chairs Sue Ann Pemberton and Councilman Robert Treviño on the Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee. Sosa replaces Witte Museum president and CEO Marise McDermott, who resigned in June to focus on capital fund-raising for the Witte.

In a news release, the mayor said Sosa “will bring fresh eyes and objectivity” to the committee, which heard reports at a public meeting this week on a traffic plan in response to a proposal to close streets in Alamo Plaza to traffic.

“He brings gravitas and a deep understanding of San Antonio’s diverse culture to the committee,” Nirenberg said. “He is an expert in engaging diverse cultures, storytelling and turning visions into reality.”

The committee is composed of 26 members appointed by the mayor, City Council and Texas General Land Office, and four technical advisory members. It provides input on a plan for the Alamo area being developed for the city, the Land Office and the nonprofit Alamo Endowment.

A public meeting on traffic, archaeology and marketing related to the plan is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.

Scott Huddleston is a San Antonio Express-News staff writer. Read more of his stories here. | shuddleston@express-news.net | Twitter: @shuddlestonSA

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