Ivy R. Taylor was elected Mayor of San Antonio on June 13, 2015. Prior to her election, she earned an appointment to the seat from her City Council colleagues in July 2014, making her the first African American woman to serve as mayor of a city with more than one million people and only the second female mayor of San Antonio. Before becoming mayor, she served on City Council for five years.
Mayor Taylor is focused on making San Antonio a globally competitive city where all residents are connected to opportunities for prosperity. To achieve this, some of the mayor’s initiatives include developing a sustainable city budget, implementing the Comprehensive Master Plan, creating a job-friendly environment, growing the workforce, investing in human capital, establishing affordable and livable communities and building and maintaining basic infrastructure.