Roberto C. Treviño - Biography
In December 2014, Roberto C. Treviño was unanimously appointed by the Mayor and City Council to fill the vacancy in District 1. He was then elected to his first full term in May of 2015.
Mr. Treviño graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor's Degree of Architecture and later, with a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the Rawls College of Business. He is a Registered Architect in the State of Texas and a member of AIA. In addition to his architecture practice, he has served on the City Airport Advisory Committee and is the current Vice-Chair of the Bexar County Appraisal District Board of Directors.
With his background as both an architect and businessman, Councilman Treviño brings a broad perspective to his position as District 1 Councilman. He is deeply devoted to achieving the right balance of historic preservation and growth for San Antonio.
Councilman Treviño’s commitment to historic preservation was evidenced in establishing new rules for the demolition of housing stock, and in finding ways to assist certain citizens such as veterans, seniors, those with health and disability challenges in meeting time and fee requirements.
Treviño’s leadership was also influential in improving equality and accessibility by establishing meaningful Spanish translation services for the City of San Antonio and by working to keep ridesharing companies in San Antonio. When contract negotiations over rideshare terms between the City and Uber and Lyft failed in 2015, Mayor Taylor tasked Councilman Treviño to take the lead in reaching a compromise. Working with Deputy City Manager Erik Walsh and Acting Police Chief Anthony Treviño, Councilman Treviño led the effort to devise and reach the “San Antonio Solution,” which led to the return of both Uber and Lyft.
Councilman Treviño also led the City Council to seek unique solutions for the air traffic control Tower design at Historic Stinson Airfield, and for the new River Barge design through AIA design competitions. By using his professional experience as an architect, he hopes to make San Antonio a “City by Design.”
Councilman Treviño currently serves as the Chair of the Neighborhoods and Livability Council Committee. He also serves on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety, Economic and Human Development, and Housing Council Committees. In December 2016, Mayor Taylor appointed him to be a part of the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee as the Council Liaison.
Treviño was a member of both Leadership San Antonio Class 38 and the City of San Antonio’s Small Business Academy 2013.
As an FAA certified private pilot with ties to the regional airports of San Antonio, he enjoys the insight and unique perspective offered by his involvement in the important aviation history of San Antonio. He is deeply devoted to the continual evolution of San Antonio with the goal of providing a life of dignity for everyone.