10 questions with Liz Burt about keeping downtown San Antonio fun

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Originally published in MySA

Her job is all about energizing downtown San Antonio with fun, but Liz Burt doesn’t play around when it comes to championing for her city.  

As Centro San Antonio’s Director of Urban Activation + Play, Burt is in charge of connecting the downtown area to engaging and innovative experiences. Some of her recent work includes trash talk hijinks in which motion detectors were attached to garbage receptacles in a park to cheer on passersby who tossed their garbage. During the holidays, downtown streets looked like a winter wonderland thanks to a surprise project that doused the area in faux snow flurries. 

Burt is the woman who will make you fall in love with downtown San Antonio. Read below for more on her role and her downtown favorites. 

MySA: When you meet people, how do you explain your role?
LB: As downtown San Antonio’s nonprofit placemaking organization, Centro San Antonio works passionately every day to create a more beautiful, welcoming, playful, and prosperous downtown in the spirit of San Antonio. We are dedicated to serving our community with courage, creativity, and empathy. We love to think big, have fun, get the right stuff done, and be good to others. My


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