The King William Association invites you to activate/renew your 2015-2016 membership today! Membership dues are as low as $20 (individual) or $25 (family) per year. Your membership enables us to support local art, education, and community programs and to further our mission to preserve and maintain our historic, diverse, and residential neighborhood.

Annual renewal dues for the 2015-2016 membership year must be paid before September 1 to vote at the Annual Meeting for the Board of Directors and by October 1 in order to be listed in the annual KWA Directory.

Contact the KWA office at (210) 227-8786 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions about membership. Prefer to pay by cash or check Download membership form and return it to KWA office.

Select a membership level

Individual ($20)

Family ($25)

Associate ($25) – not a KW resident or property owner

Friend ($40)

Patron ($50)

Business – ALL CAPS directory listing ($50)

Benefactor ($100)

Sustaining ($250)



Donations are always welcomed. Please mail a check to: KWA, 122 Madison, San Antonio, TX 78204.


KWA Board 2016-2017


VICE PRESIDENT-Gretchen Garceau-Kragh
TREASURER-Christine Viña
SECRETARY-Ethel Pedraza


Shawn Campbell
Patricia Garcia Duarte
Shelley Galbraith
Erich Landry
Monika Maeckle
Connie Martinez
Betsy Schultz
Amanda Strickland
Bradley Toland


The King William Association was established in 1967 as a non-profit corporation. Read the King William Association CHARTER to see the purposes and intent of the founding members. In 1967, the King William area was not yet a historic district and one of the newly created association’s goal was “To Make King William Area an Historical District”.

The King William Association may be the only neighborhood association in the entire state with three historic districts within its boundaries, including the state’s oldest district created by city ordinance and three districts recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. All three districts are equally protected by city ordinances and share a common theme of historical and cultural importance.

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Position Announcement

Executive Director

San Antonio, Texas

JOB TITLE: Executive Director, King William Association

About King William Association (KWA)

The King William Association, chartered in 1967, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The mission is to “preserve and maintain the residential nature and support the preservation of historic structures of the King William Neighborhood and the diversity of its people.” The King William neighborhood was the first National Register historic district in Texas, designated in 1968. Within its boundaries are a designated state cultural arts district, three local and three national historic districts, as well as properties individually recognized for their historic significance, plus a vibrant commercial corridor.

A 15-member Board of Directors is elected by the general membership each year and provides oversight of this $875,000 budget organization. The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected from the Board membership. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and carries out the policies set forth by the Board. The KWA Board manages the numerous and varied activities, including preservation, educational, community, and cultural projects/events. The primary fundraising event is the King William Fair which was first held in 1968 and is now an annual officially-sanctioned Fiesta San Antonio © event. The Fair promotes the KWA’s mission and provides its operating support.

In 2017 the King William Foundation was organized to solely assist the KWA in regards to alcohol sales for the King William Fair to be in compliance with TABC marketing rules. The Foundation has a three-member board and meet as needed.



• Support the Board of Directors by providing thoughtful and thorough explanations of issues and interests pertinent to the Board. Identify risks, challenges, and improvements: organizational, financial, legal, community, or deviation from our goals and charter. Produce recommendations based on knowledge and experience.

 Assure KWA has a long-range strategy aligned with the Mission and Charter to achieve the intent of the KWA in a timely and consistent manner.

 Provide leadership in developing programs, committees, organizational and financial plans with the Board and volunteers, and carry out the plans and policies approved by the Board.

 Act as advocate for KWA and neighborhood in the community; represent the KWA at public meetings as authorized by the President and Board. Provide timely reports and recommendations to the Board.

 Maintain liaison with San Antonio City Departments, Lavaca Neighborhood Association and other Southtown entities.


• Provide oversight to KWA staff, currently four part-time positions; three in support of the King William Fair and one in support of the Association. Also, provide oversight to KWA contractor staff, currently including a bookkeeper. Assign work to Association staff member. Ensure position descriptions and evaluations are kept current.

  Jointly, with the President and Secretary, establish Board meeting agendas; attend to all needed actions and carry out Board directed actions. Conduct official KWA correspondence and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.

• Maintain official records, documents, and policies by establishing general office procedures to ensure all records are accessible and are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

 Establish and maintain manuals that codify KWA activities and procedures, including personnel and committee manuals.

 Provide organizational and administrative support to Committee Chairs. Facilitate timely committee reports to the Board and membership.

 Maintain close communication with the King William Fair Chair to provide continuity from year to year.


 Develop and maintain sound financial operational practices.

 Work with the Treasurer and Finance Committee to prepare budgets, ensure the KWA operates within the budget, and assist in preparing for audits/reviews as needed.


 Keep the Board fully informed on the condition of the organization and important factors influencing it.

 Publicize the activities of the KWA and promote its programs and goals.

 Maintain sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.

 Represent the KWA to agencies, organizations, government, and the general public as authorized by the President and the Board

 Recruit volunteers and maximize their contribution to the organization.

Technology Skills

 Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint

 Microsoft Outlook


Personal qualifications

 Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Urban Planning, Historic Preservation or related field

 Experience in non-profit sector management beneficial

 Experience working with boards or commissions

 Experience working with diverse group of volunteers and ability to engage participation

 Political and business acumen

 Strong inter-personal and time management skills

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong public speaking ability

 Demonstrated interest in and commitment to needs of inner city historic district and community development, acting as ambassador for the KWA

 Flexibility in 40 hour work schedule

Work Conditions

• Work is primarily performed in the King William Association office.

• Out of office meetings are required.

• Evening and weekend work is required at least twice a month.

• Extended hours are sometimes required.

Salary and Benefits: Ranges from $51,500 to $65,000 annually, commensurate with experience. 10 paid holidays and 18 days personal leave.

To Apply: Send a one page statement of interest with a resume to King William Association, 122 Madison Street, San Antonio 78204 or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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