Peter Zanoni is the City Manager of Corpus Christi. 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.
Mr. Zanoni was unanimously appointed to his position on April 23, 2019 by the Mayor and City Council. Hailing from the nationally recognized city management team in San Antonio, Zanoni brings more than two decades of municipal experience to oversee more than 3,000 employees, manage an annual budget of nearly $1 billion and serve more than 325,000 residents.
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Peter Zanoni, City Manager
Peter Zanoni is the City Manager of Corpus Christi, the eighth largest city in Texas and home of the fifth largest port in the nation. Zanoni, one of four national finalists, was unanimously appointed to the position on April 23, 2019 by the Mayor and City Council and officially started on May 20, 2019.
Hailing from a nationally recognized city management team, Zanoni served the City of San Antonio for more than two decades and was the Deputy City Manager, a second-in-command position, and Assistant City Manager for nine years. During this time, Zanoni and his team succeeded in dramatically improving San Antonio’s financial position, developing and implementing a city-wide street repair and maintenance system, improving public safety, and helping build a state-of-the-art emergency preparedness facility. He also worked on revitalizing San Antonio’s downtown and improving its parks and neighborhoods, public library system, Development Services Department, animal control, homeless operations, drainage system, sanitary sewer system and diversifying the city’s water supply. He led teams to execute, on-time and within budget, the City’s $850 million 2017-2022 Bond Program for infrastructure improvements, a $129 million annual street maintenance and sidewalks program—the largest ever, the implementation of an unprecedented $26 million affordable housing investment for residents, and the City’s first modern comprehensive land use and neighborhood planning process.
Prior to that, Zanoni served as San Antonio’s Budget Director for six years, overseeing the development of a $2.3 billion City budget with more than 12,000 employees. Zanoni successfully balanced and managed annual budgets while streamlining operations and increasing financial reserves from 3% to 10%. During that time, San Antonio’s bond rating was upgraded to the highest possible rating, AAA, for the first time.
Zanoni, along with his wife of 21 years, LaJuana Hill Zanoni, and their three sons, Tanner (19), Anello (15), and Nicoli (11), have enjoyed the Coastal Bend region for over a decade from their family property in the farmlands of St Paul near Sinton. They know first-hand that Corpus Christi is a city on the rise with unprecedented opportunities for families and businesses. Zanoni will serve our community to improve city services, city streets and infrastructure, public safety, and emergency preparedness while reducing waste and building a strong professional team. As City Manager, Zanoni is committed to work hard every day to make Corpus Christi the very 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.