Ron Nirenberg was elected to the San Antonio City Council in 2013.
Councilman Nirenberg is a former program director for the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, where he developed and managed award-winning civic engagement and policy research initiatives in cities across the United States, including San Antonio. From 2001 to 2009, he worked with projects such as Student Voices, FactCheck.org and FactCheckED.org, Justice Talking and Justice Learning, and the Annenberg Classroom.
He is also the former General Manager of Trinity University’s noncommercial KRTU-FM, where he led a public media operation that serves both an academic and professional broadcast mission. Under his leadership, the station earned international praise for assembling citywide collaborative programming among the nonprofit community, resulting in increased access to some of the city’s treasured cultural institutions.
As Councilman, Nirenberg seeks to balance the needs of the diverse District 8 community, which will require special attention to comprehensive water planning and balanced growth policies, while also encouraging a business-friendly climate that spurs job creation. Councilman Nirenberg is an appointee of the National League of Cities’ Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Steering Committee, which has lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving air quality, water quality, energy policy, national wetlands policy, and waste management. In 2014, he was also appointed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to the 16-member Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, along with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
Councilman Nirenberg is a graduate of Trinity University (B.A.) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.A.) He is married to Erika Prosper, and they are proud parents of son Jonah.
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