Rebecca J. Viagran was elected to City Council District 3 in May 2013 and re-elected to the office in 2015 and in 2017.
San Antonio Heritage
Councilwoman Viagran is proud to be from a family whose history extends over 200 years in San Antonio and South Texas, and has a long legacy of service to the community she currently serves. She resides in the same neighborhood where she grew up while attending St. Leo's Catholic School and Providence High School.
After high school, Councilwoman Viagran attended Texas State University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography – Urban and Regional Planning. Desiring to make an impact in San Antonio city government, she returned to her hometown after graduating from college to work as a city council aide. Her focus was working with neighborhood associations and constituent services.
She takes pride in serving the constituency that helped nurture, form, and educate her.
Aside from being directly involved with city government, Councilwoman Viagran also has experience working with community organizations and volunteering for important causes. She served the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as Vice President of External Affairs and worked as the Director of Government and Community Relations for Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together (MATT).
Volunteerism has played a central role in Councilwoman Viagran's career path. Affected by the events of September 11, she volunteered in New York City at Ground Zero. She also worked as an international missionary in Spain. Leadership development and issues concerning women and children have always been important to Councilwoman Viagran. She has served on the board of directors of Voices for Children-San Antonio and was appointed to the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women.
Councilwoman Viagran earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from St. Mary's University and taught as an adjunct professor in Political Science. She also assisted in maintaining her family's small business, established by her parents in 1986 in District 3.