Keith A. Toney was appointed by unanimous vote to the San Antonio City Council on August 14, 2014.
Born in Alliance, Ohio, Councilman Toney moved to San Antonio in 1992 and has been an active member of his local community and the city at large for the last 22 years. In 2000, he was elected President of the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District and became the first African American to serve in that role, a position he held for ten consecutive years. In 2001, under then-President Toney’s leadership, Fort Sam Houston ISD dedicated “Pryor Hall” to the memory of Sergeant Major Rufus Pryor, a former R.O.T.C. instructor. Pryor Hall became the first building on that school’s campus to ever be named for an African American.
Councilman Toney is a veteran of the Vietnam War. In 1972, the United States Army awarded him the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam.
He is a proven consensus builder, an attribute he brings with him downtown to City Hall. As District 2 Councilman, he represents and serves the diverse needs of his constituents. He will continue to focus on education and job development, encouraging responsible urban growth while still honoring the needs of small businesses and families in the very community where he’s proud to live and work.
Councilman Toney holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Chapman University.
- Texas Association of School Boards
- Texas Association of Black School Board Members
- Military Impacted Schools Association
- San Antonio Housing Trust, former board member
- National Association of Federally Impacted Schools
- National School Boards Association
- Prince Hall Masons
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Councilman Toney has four children and four grandchildren. He is an active member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church here in San Antonio.