About Us

Learn about Prosper West and our approach to fostering prosperity on the Westside.

Our Mission

The mission of Prosper West San Antonio is to foster economic development, promote the development and redevelopment of real estate within its target area, create viable urban communities, and preserve the character, culture, and history of the Westside.

Our Vision

The vision is a vibrant Westside community where people want to live, work, and visit.

Our Approach

Economic prosperity on the Westside of San Antonio requires a holistic approach to the entire Westside ecosystem including real estate, small business, infrastructure, workforce, placemaking, promotion, etc. Our approach is to maximize existing assets, remove barriers to opportunities, and to close system gaps in each of these areas. Our Impact Committees, made up of passionate and proud members of the community, help to identify these opportunities and move them forward in partnership with our board, staff, and other community partners.

Where we serve

We serve a 15-square mile target area on San Antonio’s historic Westside. It is primarily Hispanic, includes a population of approximately 103,000, and has historically suffered from neglect, disinvestment, high poverty, and low educational attainment. Although challenged, this is an area of high opportunity with 3 universities, 2 lakes, a developing creek trailway system, and close proximity to two major economic centers – Downtown San Antonio and Port San Antonio. Most importantly, it is the cultural heart of San Antonio to which many of our city’s residents and businesses trace their roots.

MEET THE TEAM

Ileana R. Aleman

Director of Administration ileana@prosperwestsa.org

Andrew P. Blouet

Real Estate Manager andrew@prosperwestsa.org

REBECA CANIZALES

SMALL BUSINESS OUTREACH SPECIALIST

rcanizales@prosperwestsa.org

Melinda Gonzalez

Director of programs melinda@prosperwestsa.org

RAMIRO I. GONZALES

PRESIDENT & CEO

ramiro@prosperwestsa.org

Emily Hoopingarner

Operations Chief emily@prosperwestsa.org

Ryan Kuhl

Chief Reinvestment Officer ryan@prosperwestsa.org

REBECCA LABELLE 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

rebecca@prosperwestsa.org

LÉO TREVIÑO

PROGRAM MANAGER LEO@PROSPERWESTSA.ORG

Board of Directors

Hazel Davis

Treasurer

 

Theresa De La Haya

Secretary

University Health System

Megan Legacy

Interim Board Chair

SA Hope Center

Phil Chavez

Edgewood ISD

Lauro De Leon Jr.

Resident

 

James Fenimore

Spinxpress Laundry

Manuel Garza

Resident

Dr. Yolanda Guevara

Northwest Vista College

John Hernden

Studios by Alamo

Nadean Herrera

Resident

Susana Lozano

Potbelly Stove

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Ileana R. Aleman

Director of Administration