Allison Greer Francis is the Vice President of Governmental Relations at The Center for Health Care Services (CHCS), the local mental health authority for Bexar County. Opened in 1966, CHCS provides treatment programs for mental health, substance use disorders and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to children and families in Bexar County.

Allison joined CHCS in 2013 and is responsible for all governmental relations functions for CHCS, including developing and implementing CHCS’ legislative agenda and priorities at the local, state, and federal levels of government. She has over 20 years of experience in public policy, advocacy, and communications, specializing in building trust and credibility with political and community stakeholders, mitigating risk, identifying new opportunities, and effectively communicating policy implications to local, state, and federal elected officials.

Allison previously served as the Manager of Local Government Relations with the San Antonio Water System and as Chief of Staff to a San Antonio City Council member and a Bexar County Commissioner. She has been actively involved with a wide range of nonprofit and civic organizations, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Clubhouse and Workforce Solutions Alamo. She is also serving in her third term as a member of the Hill Country Village City Council.

A native San Antonian, Allison graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.B.A. in Marketing. She is the proud mom of three adult children and lives in Hill Country Village with her husband Kirk Francis. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

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