Howard W. Peak (born 1948) is an American politician who served as the mayor of San Antonio, Texas from 1997 to 2001. He was succeeded in office by Ed Garza.[2] Prior to serving as mayor of the city, Peak served as a member of the San Antonio City Council from 1993 to 1997.

Howard W. Peak
Mayor of San Antonio
In office
June 1, 1997 – May 31, 2001
Preceded byBill Thornton
Succeeded byEdward D. Garza
Member of the San Antonio City Council for the 9th District
In office
June 1, 1993 – May 31, 1997
Preceded byThomas Labatt, III
Succeeded byTim Bannwolf
Personal details
Born1948 (age 75–76)
Political partyDemocratic[1]
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin (B.A.)
University of Texas at San Antonio (M.A.)
OccupationPolitician, urban planner

Howard Peak was born in 1948, and graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1967. Peak earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from University of Texas at Austin in 1974. In 1975, he earned his Master of Arts degree in Urban Studies and Environmental Management from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Prior to entering San Antonio politics, Peak worked as an urban planner.[3]

During his tenure as mayor, Peak was responsible for the development of a system of greenway trails for the city,[4] which were named in his honor after he left office.[5][6][7] The office of Mayor of San Antonio is a non-partisan office, as of 2018.

Since leaving office, Peak has spent his time on volunteer efforts in the city of San Antonio, including a project to create multi-use hiking and biking paths along the greenway trails. Peak currently serves as chairman of the Linear Creek Advisory Board,[8] and has received the State Trail Advocacy Award from the American Trails National Program.[9]

The Greenway Trails System logo

Greenway edit

The Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails System is a developing network of approximately 100 mi (160 km) of paved multi-use and accessible trails in the city of San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas. The concept of building a looped-trail system within the city was originally created by Peak, and the system is named after him.[10]

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References edit

  1. ^ "Ed Garza New Mayor in San Antonio". The United States Conference of Mayors. Archived from the original on 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  2. ^ "Elected Officials of San Antonio". City of San Antonio. 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  3. ^ "City of San Antonio" (PDF).
  4. ^ Lainey Berkus, "Howard Peak: His bag is ready for hiking or Harleys", 'San Antonio Express-News, July 23, 2014.
  5. ^ Jennifer R. Lloyd, "Trails renamed for former Mayor Peak", San Antonio Express-News, May 18, 2013.
  6. ^ "Great Parks, Great City – San Antonio Magazine – May 2016 – San Antonio, TX". Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  7. ^ Gerber, Tim (2015-11-23). "Rider safety a top priority on city's Greenway trails". Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  8. ^ "Linear Creekway Parks Advisory Board". Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  9. ^ "Howard Peak: His bag is ready for hiking or Harleys". 2014-07-23. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  10. ^ Lloyd, Jennifer R. (2013-05-18). "Trails renamed for former Mayor Peak". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved 2020-02-28.