Ron Nirenberg was first elected to San Antonio's District 8 City Council in 2013 and was reelected in 2015. During his tenure, Councilman Nirenberg has focused on solutions to San Antonio’s deepest challenges, including improving transportation infrastructure, ensuring the city’s sustainability through environmental and economic initiatives, embracing new technology, closing the workforce skills gap and creating jobs.
As Tri-Chair of SA Tomorrow, he leads the charge in helping city leaders execute citizen-directed strategies to prepare for significant population growth by focusing on housing, transportation, health and wellness, natural resources management and economic development. Councilman Nirenberg also serves as board member of the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, where he works on region-wide transportation solutions to alleviate congestion in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation.
As Chairman of the National League of Cities’ Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee and Chairman of the Air Improvement Resources Executive Committee, Councilman Nirenberg has worked on building a resilient city on the national and local levels. He initiated the city’s first coordinated water supply plan, works with regional partners to improve air quality and created a unified strategy to improve wireless and broadband infrastructure throughout San Antonio. Councilman Nirenberg was appointed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to the 15-member Federal Communications Commission Intergovernmental Advisory Committee.
He is credited with building a public-private, intergovernmental coalition to save the world renowned Bracken Bat Cave in 2014 and the creation of the District 8 Community Academy was recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013 as a model civic engagement initiative. He is Vice Chair of the Sister Cities International Board of Directors and the World Affairs Council.
Experienced in business and policy, Councilman Nirenberg is a former program director for the Annenberg Public Policy Center, where he developed and directed award-winning civic engagement programs in cities across the United States, including San Antonio. He is also the former General Manager of Trinity University’s KRTU-FM and the founder of two small businesses.
A graduate of Trinity University (B.A.) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.A.), Councilman Nirenberg and his wife Erika Prosper, a respected business and community leader, are proud parents of their son, Jonah.
- Neighborhood Conference Committee, a restorative justice program for first time juvenile offenders
- Producer of Building San Antonio, the city’s first television program aimed at educating citizens on the planning and development processes.
- Northside Neighbors for Organized Development (NNOD) board member
- Summerfield Homeowners Association board member and past president
- Government Affairs committee, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Transportation and Water committees, Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
- Music in the Schools board member
- Brackenridge Park Conservancy board member
- Leadership San Antonio, Class 37