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City Manager Peter Zanoni

Peter Zanoni, City Manager of Corpus Christi


Peter Zanoni was unanimously appointed City Manager of Corpus Christi, Texas, in April 2019. As City Manager, Zanoni leads the eighth-largest city in Texas, home of the third-largest port by tonnage and the nation's number-one exporter of crude oil.

Upon his arrival, Zanoni’s key focus areas included building leadership at all levels, increasing operational effectiveness, cutting waste, saving taxpayer dollars, and engaging the community in the rebuilding process.

With a driving commitment to innovation, Zanoni has set a new level of excellence for the City’s 29 City departments and 4,100 employees. He currently oversees a record-breaking budget of $1.4 billion.

  • Under his leadership, $336 million has been invested over the last three years to rebuild and reconstruct roads throughout the city.
  • The community has seen significant investment in water and wastewater improvements.
  • Created the City’s first Public Works Departments, highlighting the importance of growth and progress in making streets a top priority.
  • Zanoni instituted a new business model for the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District, creating better health outcomes, providing exemplary customer service, and engaging in partnerships for a healthier community.
  • The City remains dedicated to public safety, graduating record numbers in recent years.
  • The customer 311 call center was launched to provide residents with a more efficient and modern service.

These efforts instill confidence and belief in our local government, exuding a sense of pride and building trust in our community.

Before his selection as Corpus Christi’s city manager, Zanoni served the City of San Antonio for over two decades. He was the Deputy City Manager, a second-in-command position, and Assistant City Manager for nine years.

During this time, Zanoni and his team dramatically improved San Antonio’s financial position, developed and implemented a city-wide street repair and maintenance system, improved public safety, and helped build a state-of-the-art emergency preparedness facility.

Zanoni was named the Corpus Christi Caller-Times Newsmaker of the Year in 2021. He was also a recipient of 10 for the Next 10 by The Bend Magazine in 2022 and the Wings of Texas President’s Award for the “Safe Fun-Fit at the Bayfront” health and wellness initiative in 2023.

As City Manager, Zanoni is committed to working hard daily to make Corpus Christi the best place to live, work, and raise a family.

Zanoni earned a Master of Public Administration from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Jacksonville University.



The City of Corpus Christi has a Council-Manager form of local government. Policies are set by the Mayor and Council who are elected by the citizens. Policies are carried out by the City Manager. The Council decides what is to be done and the City Manager implements it with the assistance of the entire City Staff.

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Phone: (361) 826-3220


Employee Management Issues Hotline: (361) 826-8484

Executive Assistant: Martha Vazquez

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Corpus Christi, TX 78401
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