Adriana Garcia, Ph.D.



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

Dr. Garcia is a lifelong resident of San Antonio and has called District 4 her home for the past 35 years. She 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, she served her community as co-chair of the successful SWISD 2018 bond. Dr. Garcia previously served 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 that 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 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 a strong candidate in the upcoming election, but more importantly, to serve as an effective leader for the residents of District 4 and San Antonio.

Business Experience

Vice President, Communications & Marketing

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


Director of Public Relations

Southwest ISD


Special Projects Coordinator

Project Quest, Inc.


Marketing Professor

Our Lady of the Lake University


Special Projects Manager and Executive Recruiter

City of San Antonio


Chief News and Information Officer

University of the Incarnate Word


Civic/Volunteer Experience


Ethics Review Board City of San Antonio


Board Member

Communities in Schools


Archbishop’s Appeal Steering Committee

Archdiocese of San Antonio

Board Member

Kitchen Campus, (Johnny Hernandez Culinary Arts Foundation)



SWISD 2018 Bond


Chapter Advisory Board Member

Texas Exes

Communications Chair

Hispanic Women’s Network - SA Chapter


Past President

Texas Exes San Antonio Chapter


Past President

Urban Management Assistants of South Texas


Honors and Awards


Community Service Award, Public Relations Society of America San Antonio Chapter

San Antonio Business Journal 40 under 40


Leadership San Antonio Class 43 Alumni

Neighborhood Leadership Academy Class of 2019


2019 Mentor, SA Business Journal Bizwomen Mentors