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CANDIDATE Profile

Dr. Adriana Garcia, outgoing Chair of the San Antonio Ethics Review Board, has announced her candidacy for the San Antonio District 4 City Council seat, currently held by Councilman Rey Saldaña , who will be vacating his position in May 2019 due to term limits.

Dr. Garcia a life-long resident of San Antonio, was raised in and continues to call District 4 home. She has been active for years in the community in positions of leadership, most recently serving her community as co-chair of the successful SWISD 2018 bond, and previously serving as the Director of Public Relations for SWISD.

In her role as Chair of the Ethics Review Board, Dr. Garcia successfully spearheaded comprehensive ethics reforms which City Council adopted in June of 2018. These reforms greatly strengthened transparency and accountability in our city government.

Dr. Garcia is running because she sees tremendous potential for District 4 to become an economic driver for the City of San Antonio, and by extension bringing much needed services and prosperity to the residents of her lifelong district. With strong leadership and focus on leveraging District 4 assets such as Port San Antonio, Toyota Manufacturing, Lackland AFB, and Palo Alto College, there is an opportunity to bring transformative development and job creation to District 4.

Dr. Garcia’s knowledge of the community, extensive involvement in education and workforce development, and her strong background in business and local government uniquely position her to be not only a strong candidate in the upcoming election, but more importantly to serve as an effective leader for the people of District 4 and San Antonio.

Experience

Assistant Professor of Marketing Our Lady of the Lake University

Special Projects Coordinator Project Quest, Inc.

Director of Public Relations Southwest ISD

Special Projects Manager City of San Antonio

Vice President of Communications San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Marketing Manager SAMMinistries Furniture for a Cause

Chief News and Information Officer University of the Incarnate Word

Volunteer Experience

Chair Ethics Review Board, City of San Antonio

Past President Texas Exes San Antonio Chapter

Co-Chair SWISD 2018 Bond

Board Member Communities in Schools

Communications Chair Hispanic Women’s Network - SA Chapter

Past President Urban Management Assistants of South Texas

Board Member Kitchen Campus, (Johnny Hernandez Culinary Arts Foundation)

Archbishop’s Appeal Steering Committee Archdiocese of San Antonio

Chapter Advisory Board Member Texas Exes

LSA (300) Alumn Leadership San Antonio

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Advertising The University of Texas at Austin

BA and MA, Communication Arts University of the Incarnate Word