Judge Peter Sakai is widely recognized in the community as being a leader who works hard to bring innovative ideas and solutions to help resolve issues. His work for the last 26 years in the judicial system provide a deep understanding of the parents, children, workers, nonprofits, and business sectors. His ability to listen intently, to challenge systems, and to “think outside of the box” has made him a recognized innovator and leader recognized locally, regionally, and nationally.
As a lifelong public servant, Judge Peter Sakai brings his leadership to County government. His knowledge of Bexar County is from his 26 years of working with many of the County’s Departments and Offices. One example is his involvement in the planning and building of the national model Bexar County Children’s Court in the historic Bexar County Courthouse.
Beyond his work with the County, he also has been involved with a wide array of nonprofits and educational institutions to address the needs of our young people aging out from foster care. The development of the College Bound Docket brought the Alamo Community Colleges, Texas A&M San Antonio, and the University of Texas San Antonio together along with other stakeholders to create a pipeline to college for foster kids.
Judge Peter Sakai truly understands the importance of public and private partnerships as viable solutions for the issues Bexar County faces.
When he established the Collaborative Commission on Domestic Violence and appointed Judge Monique Diaz and the Deputy City Manager Maria Villagomez as Co-chairs, it proves that he is a strong proponent of assessing needs and building collaborative groups to look at the needs using data and analytics and listening to those directly involved in the issues to develop efficient and effective programs that are fiscally responsible and accountable to the taxpayers of Bexar County.
As a collaborator, innovator, and change agent,
Judge Peter Sakai is the Leader for Bexar County.