Ron Nirenberg was elected to San Antonio’s City Council, representing the diverse and fast-growing population on the northwest side of the city – District 8 – 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 very diverse citizenry in District 8, while helping to harness the rapid growth of this community. He believes the balance will require special attention to aquifer protection and smart growth policies, while also encouraging a business-friendly climate that spurs job creation. Councilman Nirenberg is focused on how City Council can work to improve the quality of life for all San Antonio residents. He is an appointee of the San Antonio Mobility Coalition, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Alamo Area Council of Governments, BioMedSA and the San Antonio Education Partnership. He serves on the Governance, Intergovernmental Relations, Infrastructure and Growth, and Audit Committees for City Council.
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.
- 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