resigned amid claims of nepotistic decision-making.
On Thursday, Mayor Ron Nirenberg nominated Cynthia Teniente-Matson (president of Texas A&M at San Antonio) and Jon Folks (former superintendent of the Northside Independent School District) to replace the two departing chairs.
It's unclear why, exactly, both Luber and Trailkill have decided to step down — but there's no shortage of speculation. Nirenberg told the San Antonio Express-News' Brian Chasnoff that he told the exiting co-chairs that "we need to strengthen the process and the committee." The best step forward, he decided, was for them to become "advisers" to the committee.
With 23 days to go until the New Years Eve kickoff event for the year-long celebration (which has had it's own flurry of controversy) and an interim CEO at the lead, we're still waiting for a sense of stability within the committee tasked with throwing the city a worthy 300th birthday party.